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Tipu's Fort in Palakkad

Tipu's Fort, also known as (Palakkad Fort, is a beautifully maintained edifice in Palakkad which was an important military base in the past. Rebuilt by Hyder Ali in the 18th century, it was under the Mysore rulers until the British took control of the place. It would then be used for providing government services during this 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.

Visiting hours:
08:00 - 18:00 hrs
Entrance is free.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Palakkad, about 5 km

Nearest airport: Coimbatore about 55 km in Tamilnadu State; Cochin International Airport, about 140 km

  Topics: Fort     History     Monument     Picnic Spot     Palakkad    


Latitude: 10.766532, Longitude: 76.655359

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