Palakkad District or Palghat is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters. Palakkad is bordered on the northwest by the Malappuram District and on the southwest by the Thrissur District. To the east lies the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. It is a predominantly rural district. Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats.
The district is rich in Carnatic music exponents and conducts various cultural exchanges with the rest of the country. The district is nicknamed as the granary of Kerala.
The district is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. A number of dams have been built across these rivers, the largest being Malampuzha dam. The largest in volume capacity is the Parambikulam Dam built in Udumalaipettai.
By Air:- The Nearest Airport is Coimbatore, 55 kms, away. To the south is Cochin Airport, 160kms.away
By Train:- There are two Railway Stations here. The Main one is the Palakkad Junction situated 5 kms from the City and other is in the Town.
By Road:- Palakkad is well connected by good moterable roads with the major cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
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