Ecologists desrcibe this area as the sole surviving bit of evergreen forests in the Sahya Ranges.
This has been declared as a National Park recently.
A large number of megalithic relics have been discovered from here.
Silent Valley Silent Valley is 80 kms from Palakkad.
Situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, this is the gateway to Kerala from the north.
In olden days, Palakkad was known as Paalakkattusery.
Kunthipuzha flows through the valley before merging with Bharatapuzha . It is hollow within and can hide atleast 12 people in it.There is a fresh water aquarium, snake park and a Children's park with a toy train which await the pleasure and delight of children. It is now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Meenvallam A Meenvallam waterfall is around 8kms from Thuppanad junction on the Palakkad- Manarkkad route.Etymologists trace the word Palakkadu from Paalainilam, meaning dry area.Palakkad has a long history dating back to Paleololithic period.
Palakkad District Palakkad ( Palghat ) is known as the granary of Kerala. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words 'Pala'= Alsteria Scholaris and 'Kadu'=Forest which proves that it was once a beautiful stretch of forest covered with the sweet scented flowers of Pala Tree.
It is a land of valleys, Hillocks, Rivers, Forests, Mountains Streams, Dams and Irrigation Projects. The district of Palakkad known as the granary of Kerala, is a land of valley, hillockos, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects.