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Jeevaaromal Knd

Jeevaaromal Knd4.6/5

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A very good destination

Enthusiastic people find Ottapalam a good place to enjoy along with the travelling experience. Its a unique destination for travellers situated in Palakkad dist of kerala. Killikurissimanagalam which is 8 km from Ottapalam town. It is a major attraction for place. Ottapalam is situated in the bank of river Periyar and is rich cultural heritage.

Ravi Sinha

Ravi Sinha4.3/5

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journey was good .me and...

journey was good .me and my family enjoed it vary much. particularly children found it very awesome at their summer vaccation time.botanical garden ,rose garden ,boating and horse ridding are worth.full of natural beauty.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: foods are ok.seen sites by cab all are of attractions.

Activities & things to do: boatig,photography,horse ridding etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: you may go by toytrain from mattupalam or by taxi.

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Ottapalam Overview

Ottapalam is a town situated in the Palakkad District of Kerala. It is also one of the municipalities of its district as well as the headquarters of Ottapalam Taluk. It lies at the banks of the Bharathapuzha or Nila River, at an elevation of 54 m above sea level.

Ottapalam is a popular shooting location of many southern and regional films. One of the most popular features of the town is the Chinakathoor Pooram Festival, held here every year, at the Chinakathoor Kavu Temple. The main language spoken here is Malayalam.

Earlier Ottapalam was a major town of Nedunganad, but later it became a part of Valluvanad Taluk, during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut. It is also the birthplace of many significant personalities like Sir C. Sankaran Nair, Shri K.R. Narayanan, K.P.S. Menon and V.P. Menon. The renowned poet of Kerala as well as the father of the traditional dance of Ottamthullal, Kunjan Nambiar, was also born in this town.

The town is also known for its large number of temples, amongst which, the most popular ones include Pariyanampatta Temple, Muthalappara Bhagavathi Kshetram, Srikurumba Bhagavathi Temple, Vengeri Shivan Temple, Srirandumoorthi Temple, Kalari Temple, Thiruvalayanad Bhagavathi Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Mathoor Mana, Killikavu Temple, Kalikavu Temple, etc.

The Palakkad District near Ottapalam is a popular spot for the region’s festivals like Chittur Konanpada, Jain Festival, Nellikulangara Vela, Ottappalam Nercha Festival, Sivarathri Festival, Kalpathy Ratholsavam, Manappullikavu Vela and Navarathri. The peak tourist season of this town lies between the months of September and February.

It is located at a short distance of 14.2 km from the Palakkad Railway Station. The Coimbatore Airport is situated 78 km away from it.

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