The town of Palakkad lies at the foot of the Western Ghats, the dreamy land of misty mountains with its evergreen tropical forests, dams, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, rare birds, historical monuments, temples and traditional Ayurvedic treatment centers. Palakkad is fast becoming a favourite for Kerala tour packages, and has tremendous scope to become known as one of the best tourist destinations in India. The district is gifted with the beauty of the untouched Nelliampathy hills, the unique Silent Valley National Park, the famous Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, the Attappady hills and many spectacular dams, such as Malampuzha, Mangalam, Pothundi, Kanjirappuzha, Siruvani and Parambikulam
Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.