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Districts of Kerala – Palakkad

  • Year of formation: January 1, 1957

 

  • Major rivers Bharatapuzha and tributaries.

 

  • The biggest district.

 

  • District with the lowest literacy rate (88.49)

 

  • Having the highest population of scheduled castes.

 

  • The only district in Kerala where the black soil is found at Chittur Taluk. Therefore cotton is cultivated here.

 

  • The biggest railway division in Kerala.

 

  • First electrified village panchayat in Kerala : Kannadi, Palakkad

 

  • Nelliyampathi (Ooty of Kerala), the only orange orchard in Kerala is in Palakkad district.

 

  • Kunjan Nambiar was born at Killikurissimangalam in Palakkad.

 

  • The Kunjan monument is at Lakkidi in Palakkad.

 

  • Wind energy project is at Kanjikode.

 

  • Tourist attractions – Malampuzha, the biggest dam in Kerala, Silent Valley National Park.

 

  • Palakkad is the hottest district in Kerala.

 

  • Palakkad pass is the biggest pass in Kerala. It is known as ‘Entrance of Kerala’.

 

  • First Peacock Sanctuary in Kerala is at Choolanur.

 

  • India’s first computerised collectorate is Palakkad Collectorate

 

  • The famous Dhoni Waterfalls situates at Palakkad.

 

  • Palakkad Fort is built by Hyder Ali.

 

  • Malapuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala.

 

  • Malapuzha Garden is known as ‘Vrindavan of Kerala’.

 

  • First Rock garden in Kerala is at Malampuzha.

 

  • The Coca-Cola factory at Plachimada is here.

 

  • Palakkad is the first Indian district where all the families have accounts in banks.

 

  • Parambikulam, Aliyar River Valley Project and Wildlife Sanctuary etc. are in this district.

 

  • The proposed hydro-electric project to be built in Silent Valley is Pathrakadavu.

 

  • Main roads – NH-17, NH 213

 

  • One of the west flowing river Bhavani flows through this district.