Known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Palakkad is famous for its vast paddy fields and beautiful villages. The district acts as the gateway to Kerala as it has a low mountain pass in the Western Ghats. The pass leads to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Palakkad hence is a mix of Kerala and Tamil culture. There are many places in the land attracting a great many tourists.

The Silent Valley National Park is the foremost attraction. Its tranquil environment houses diverse flora and fauna and is an idyllic holiday destination. The historic Palakkad fort, constructed in French style and the adjacent museum is worth a visit. The Malambuzha dam and garden is a majestic sight. The tribal village of Attappadi beckons travelers to it with its unique culture and charming environment. Thus Palakkad is one of the unique tourist places to visit in Kerala.