Palakkad derives its name from the combined words “Pala” and “Kaadu”.”Pala” is a tropical tree commonly known as the devil tree whereas “kaadu” means forest. It is believed that the region was once densely covered with these trees and thus got its name. It was one of the last districts to have formed when the state of Kerala was created and was part of the Malabar District of Madras Presidency during the British rule.
Also known as the “Rice Bowl of Kerala”, Palakkad serves as the gateway to Kerala from the north. Palakkad is especially famous for its rice variety known as the “Palakkadan Matta”.The district is the largest in Kerala with a total area of 4480 square kilometres. The district has several dams of which the Malampuzha dam is the largest in the whole state. Built in 1955, it is located in the foothills of Western Ghats and a must-visit picnic spot. Malampuzha Gardens near this region was developed by renowned artist Nek Chand and is the only rock-cut garden in South India. The garden also houses a massive sculpture called the “Malampuzha Yakshi”, built by the reputed sculptor Kanayi Kunjiraman which attracts huge number of visitors to this place.
Dams namely Mangalam Dam, Parambikulam Dam and Pothundi Dam are a few other dams in the district that are also tourist destinations. The Silent Valley National Park, Mailadumpara, Kottayi, Attapadi, Thunchan Gurumadom, Kunchan Smarakom and MeenVallam are a few among many tourist attractions in the district. Kalpathy Cart Festival, Ottapalam Nercha Festival and Retholsavam at Kodumba Subrahmanya Temple are a few unique festivals native to Palakkad that bring in huge number of visitors from across the country.
Palakkad lies near the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats and it connects Kerala to the plains of Tamil Nadu in the east. It is located around 350 kilometres north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. It shares its border with Malappuram and Thrissur districts on the western side and the Nilgiri Hills on the northern side.
Growth of the city:
The heritage city of Palakkad has witnessed a humongous growth over the years. That the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) has established five of its industrial parks in this district alone stands testimony to this fact.
As part of boosting the industrial infrastructure in the state, KINFRA has launched five of its parks in the district namely Defence Park, Industrial Park, Mega Food Park, Integrated Industrial and Textile Park and also WISE Park. Out of these parks, WISE Park is a joint venture of KINFRA and Kalpakka Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, located at Kanjikode in Palakkad. The food park is a sector-specific project for the food processing industry. In fact the Kanjikode-Pudussery-Walayar industrial belt in Palakkad claims to be the most developed industrial area after Kochi. Palakkad also witnessed the setting up of premier educational institutions like the IIT and IIMS in the year 2014.The city is therefore increasingly becoming a favourite location for those who are looking for quality housing projects including villas in Palakkad. Here, Victoria Realtors, as one of the premier real estate developers in the state, will guide you through some of the best reasons for choosing Palakkad as your hometown.
Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Palakkad located at a distance of 62 kilometres from the city. The two main railway stations nearby are the Palakkad Junction Railway Station and the Palakkad Town Railway Station. Palakkad junction is around 4 kilometres from the main town and the Palakkad Town station is located right at the centre of the town. Train services to cities like Pollachi, Din Digul and Madurai pass through this station. The Pollachi Railway station in Tamil Nadu is located at a distance of 60 kilometres from Palakkad town. The railway stations in Palakkad also connect people to prominent cities like Erode, Coimbatore, Ernakulum, Kollam and Trivandrum. The National Highways NH47 and NH213 pass through the district. It is well connected by roads to major cities and towns in the district. All our projects are in locations with very good connectivity to roads and railway stations for those looking for villas in Palakkad.
2. Civic Infrastructure:
The city has a commendable history of development in the fields of health and education. Palakkad recently got one of the five recently proposed IITs. Though it started operating from its temporary campus, it has been functioning from its new transit campus in Kanjikode. Palakkad also received a Government Medical College also known as the Institute of Integrated Medical Sciences in 2014 located at a distance of 7 kilometres from the city. Government Victoria College established in 1888 is one of the oldest and reputed institutions in the Malabar region offering courses in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects in Palakkad and is located at a distance of 1 kilometre from the town. Palakkad also has one of the renowned engineering institutes in Kerala called the NSS College of Engineering in Akathethara, located 7.5 kilometres from the Palakkad town. Palakkad offers quality education in terms of schools and other skilled training centres across the city. All these facilities are sure to attract many people especially those who are interested in buying villas in Palakkad.
Palakkad has a tropical wet and dry climate and the temperatures remain moderate throughout the year except during the summer months which are extremely hot.
4. Great Investment Option:
Villas in Palakkad will offer you the best resale value. Besides, these villas offer you enough privacy and are a better choice than apartments. Since villas are more spacious there is a scope of even renting out the unused space as well.
As one of the top-notch builders in the housing sector, Victoria Realtors is all set to redefine luxury in Palakkad. Starting from 21 lakhs onwards, we have our independent villas built in locations like Puduppariyaram Main Road, Chandranagar, Pirayiri, Kottayi, Vennakkara, Kozhinjampara and Vandithavalam in Palakkad.
Apart from offering state of the art facilities, these villas are situated in strategic locations and are also vaastu compliant. With projects that are set amidst prime locations Victoria Realtors provide an exclusive range of villas tailor-made for prospective buyers who want to own villas in Palakkad.
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