Mannarkkad (also known as Mannarghat) is a small town in Palakkad district of Kerala state, south India. It is the head quarters of Mannarkkad Taluk. It is situated at a distance of 40 km from the district head quarters, at the north east end of the district, on the way to Kozhikkode(NH213) and on the foots of Western Ghats. Silent Valley (a tropical evergreen rain forest with an unbroken evolutionary history of 50 million years) is only 66 km from Mannarkkad.
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Mannarkkad Pooram 2013
Mannarkkad Pooram 2012
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Nearby places to visit
|Kanjirappuzha gardens:15 km from mannarkkad||Mannarkkad is well connected by road to all other parts of Kerala. NH 47 connecting Kozhikkode and Palakkad passes through the town.|
|Silent Valley National park:23kms.||Nearest Railway Station:
Palakkad Jn-40 km,Ottapalam-40 km,Shornur Jn-44Km.
|Malampuzha gardens:45 km.||Nearest Airport: Calicut Airport-80 km,Coimbatore Airport-90 km.|
|Tippu Sultan's Fort(palakkad):40kms.|
|Meenvallam and Attila Waterfalls:30kms|
|Paathrakkadavu (Mylamapadam):10 km from mannarkkdad|
Educational Institutions(within 5 kms):
• MES Kalladi College, Mannarkkad
• MES H.S.S, Mannarkkad
• Kalladi H.S.S, Mannarkkad
• MET E.M.H.S.S. Mannarkkad
• Rajas English Medium School (CBSE)
• St. Dominic H.S.S. Sreekrishnapuram (20 kms)
Textiles showrooms, Stationary shops, Furniture marts, Novelties, Supermarkets, Vegetable market, Fish and meat market... all within 2 kms.
Silent Valley National Park, Kanjirapuzha Dam & Garden, Siruvani Dam, Palakkayam, Meenvallam Water falls, Malampuzha Gardens , Fantasy Park, Malampuzha.
Mother Care Hospital Vattambalam, Alma Hospital, Kodathipadi, Mannarkkad, Mannarkkad Nursing home, Mannarkkad, Vaisakh Hospital, Anakatty raod, Mannarkad and other hospitals, Clinical labs, Medical shops, Chemists within reach.
K.S.R.T.C. bus stand, Mannarkkad, Private bus stand, Mannarkkad, Olavakkode railway station (30 kms), Calicut airport Karipur (80 kms).
How to reach
To find this Locations; you should reach court road. In the entrance of the road find Priya Stationary shop on the left side ask Mr.Keshavadas to guide you to the locations.
There exists in India, a tropical evergreen rain forest with an unbroken evolutionary history of 50 million years. Steep escarpments and ridges on all sides ensured that this plateau remained unsullied by man, thereby preserv ing its rich bio-diversity. The multi-layered canopy harbours a variety of plant and animal species, many of them hitherto unheard of by Science. A new frog genus supposed.... read more »
Attapaddy situated on the northeastern side of the district of Palakkad and extend over an area of 827 sq. kms has the chief tribal settlement. Located 38 kms from Mannakkad, the place consists of frequently hilly highland terrain, fed by the tributaries of the River Cauvery. An extensive mountain valley above the crest of the Ghat ranges with numerous rivulets of the Bhavani River, Attapady is occupied mainly by tribes and some settlers from Tamil Nadu.
Kanjirapuzha dam is situated 13 Km. away from Mannarghat. Siruvani is situated 80 Km. away from Palghat. The dam is constructed across the river Siruvani
Siruvani is 46 km north of Mannarkad and 48 km from Palakkad. The Siruvani Project is in Sholayur Panchayath.The gateways on either side of the road across across the dam are typical of the Kerala and Tamil architectural styles. Siruvani is also home to certain tribals like the Mudugars and Irulars. The dam is surrounded by reserve forests. The distance from Edakkurissi to Siruvani Dam is 22 kms. The scenic beauty of Siruvani is simply enchanting. Muthikulam hill is situated on the eastern side of the dam. There is a natural water fall in the hill.
Vellachattappara -is some of Beautiful water falls at edathanatttukara - 8 km distance from kottappalla town. (June - september)
A Meenvallam waterfall is around 8kms from Thuppanad junction on the Palakkad- Manarkkad route. It is a combination of enchanting beauty and scenic splendor. The water falls from nearly 20 to 25 feet and the depth is around 15-20 feet. There are 10 steps of waterfalls of which eight are situated in the upper hills inside the dense forest. They are inaccessible, only the remaining two steps are accessible. One has to hire a jeep from Koomankund junction and then trek a distance of 1.5 km by crossing the river Thuppanad. The ten step waterfall with the height of each step varying from five to fourty metres provide a visual treat to the beholder
In the western suburb of Palakkad town- Built about 500 years ago- 32 feet long & 20 feet wide granite temple.
Situated at the heart of the town- Built in 1766 by Hyder Ali of Mysore
Panamkurussikavu Pooram is the festival celebrated in association with the Panamkurussikavu temple. The temple is located at Mannarkkad taluk in Palakkad District. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Bhagavati.The festivities last for eight days starting from the Makayiram asterism of the Malayalam month Meenam (March-April). The 6th and the 7th days are called Valiyarattu and Pooram. On the sixth day, the goddess is bathed in the temple pond. There are many folk arts such as Thayampaka Melam, and other classical dances such as Kathakali or devotional dance called 'Bale' conducted the whole night. On the final day (Pooram day), the Vela procession starts from Chethallur Srikrishna Temple, Pulikkal Sivakshetram and Srikrishna Kshetram of Vellinezhi. Mambra Desam, Mankuzhi Vela, Thekkan Vela, Thazhekode Vela join at the temple compound in the evening. The main attraction is the Panchavadyam, Melam, Shingari Melam, Kumbhattam, Thara Vesham, and Poothana Vesham along with 30 caparisoned elephants lined accordingly. Devotees and other people throng the temple in large numbers to watch this ceremony. The pooram concludes with the holy bath in the adjacent river (Arattu kadavu) on the eighth day.