Palakkad Fort is situated in the very heart of the city of Palakkad and is one of the most well-preserved monuments in the state of Kerala. The fort is surrounded by a moat and a track parallel to the moat acts as a jogging and walking track, where visitors can languish in the morning and evening hours. A temple of Lord Hanuman adjacent to the fort is also popular. There is a functioning museum of archaeology inside the fort and tourists can get a peek into the historical days by viewing the relics.

The foundation of the Palakkad Fort was laid by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766. Later, the fort passed into the hands of the British and they modified it in 1790. Currently, the fort is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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