The district is predominantly an agricultural area. The
main crop is paddy, sugarcane, groundnut, areca nut, cotton,
rubber, cardamom, coffee etc.Handloom weaving is the important
traditional industry of the district. The leading producer
district of Rice in Kerala is Palakkad. The district which
receives least rain in Kerala is Palakkad. It is also
the hottest district in Kerala. The largest Malampuzha
Dam is situated in Palakkad district. The first Wind farm
is situated in Kerala is Palakkad district. Kunchan Nambiar
was born at Killikurissi Mangalam in Palakkad. Palakkad
is the second largest district of Kerala.
It is located 24km south-west of Palakkad. Atop the Alattur
or Velimala hill, located near the town, are the ruins
of an ancient temple and a perennial natural spring. The
hill also have a cave in the middle with mud partitions.
This is located 80km from Palakkad is mainly populated
by tribes and some settlers from Tamil Nadu. The hilly
region on the crest of the Western Ghats is home to the
oldest tribal settlements in the State. It abounds in
verdant valleys, forests, plantations, paddy fields and
is located 80km from Palghat. The most important Silent
Valley National Park is situated in this place. The sanctuary
has perhaps the country's last substantial stretch of
evergreen rain forests. The key fauna include elephant,
tiger, lion tailed macaque etc. best season- Sept-Mar.
The festival at the Chathen Kandan Kovu in Varode Desom
is important. The deity is Durga.Shri.K.P.S.Menon, India's
great Ambassador, settled down at Ottapalam after retirement.
35km from Trichur, Shoranur used to be the border town
of Tamilnadu until the State Reorganization in 1956. Government
press and a large number of small and big industries make
it an industrial area.
Pattambi is an agricultural area, 15km from Shornur. There
can be seen the Government of India Paddy Research Centre.
Pattambi, with an ancient Sanskrit College and once a
seat of scholars Zemindars is now mostly a Muslim centre.
This is located in Palakkad district. Parambikulam Wildlife
Sanctuary is situated in this place. This sanctuary is
adjoin the Anamalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, is one of
the best in Kerala. The Cannimare teak tree, said to be
the largest in Asia, stands about 4km from Parambikulam.
This is located in Palakkat district. The town is set
at the vase of the hills of Western Ghats and around the
large reservoir are beautiful rose gardens and Amusements
Park with facilities for boat cruises on the reservoir.
The Fantasy Park, the first amusement park is located
at Malampuzha. Major tourist attraction is the site of
a large irrigation dam built -across the Bharathapuzha,
8km from Palakkad. 'Yakshi', the work of Kerala's famous
sculptor Kanai Kunjiraman, is also displayed in the garden.
Malampuzha is also known as the headquarters of the inland
fisheries activities of Kerala.
Capital of Kollencode Rajas, with the Nelliampathy hills
as a fort on one side and a large area of fertile paddy
fields on the other. It is now a Punchayath Head Quarters.
The Kachamkurussi temple at Kollencode is famous.
75 kms from Palakkad, This place is noted for its monuments
and historic ruins like the Siva Temple and the mud fort
on the Chalissery Road. The Kattilmadam Temple, a granite
Buddhist monument on the Pattambi-Guruvayoor road, dating
back to the 9th/10th century AD, is of archaeological
importance. The Paakkanaar memorial, built in honor of
the Pariah saint, stands on the Thrithala Koottanad Road.
Thrithala is also the native place of renowned writer
and social reformer VT Bhattathiripad.