Tipu's Fort, also known as Palakkad Fort, is a beautifully maintained edifice in Palakkad district and was an important military base in the past. Rebuilt by Hyder Ali in the 18th century, the fort was under the Mysore rulers until the British took control of the place. It was then used for providing government services during the British era. Named after Hyder's son Tipu Sultan, it is an important historical destination today.
It is among the best preserved forts in South India. The thick laterite walls impress all who view it. People frequent the spot for relaxing walks and jogs. A large ground that lies between the Fort and the Palakkad town hall is an important location for public meetings and important functions. Today it is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. It is a preferred picnic spot for everyone visiting Palakkad.
08:00 - 18:00 hrs
Entrance is free.
Nearest railway station: Palakkad, about 5 km
Nearest airport: Coimbatore International Airport, about 70 km | Calicut International Airport, about 105 km | Cochin International Airport, about 110 km
Latitude: 10.766532, Longitude: 76.655359