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Palakkad fort, Palakkad

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Palakkad Fort also known as Tipu's Fort is an old fort situated in the heart of Palakkad town of Kerala state, southern India. It was built by Haider Ali in 1766 ACE and remains one of the best preserved forts in Kerala.HistoryThe Palakkad Fort is said to have existed from very ancient times, but believed to be constructed in present form in 1766 A.D, but little is known of its early history. The local ruler, Palakkad Achchan, was originally a tributary of the Zamorin, but had become independent before the beginning of the eighteenth century. In 1757 he sent a deputation to Haider Ali seeking help against an invasion threatened by the Zamorin. Haider Ali seized upon the opportunity to gain possession of a strategically important location such as Palghat, and from that time until 1790 the fort was continually in the hands of the Mysore Sultans or the British. It was first taken by the latter in 1768 when Colonel Wood captured it during his raid on Hyder Ali's fortresses, but it was retaken by Haider a few months later. It was recaptured by Colonel Fullarton in 1783, after a siege that lasted eleven days but was abandoned the following year. It later fell into the hands of the Zamorin’s troops. In 1790 it was finally captured by the British under Colonel Stuart. It was renovated and was used as a base for operations that ended with the storming of Srirangapatnam. The fort continued to be garrisoned until the middle of 19th century. In the early 1900s it was converted into a taluk office.The fort is also known as Tipu's Fort (after Tipu Sultan, the son of Hyder Ali).
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  • Visited the fort with family. It is a historical place which is well maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The pathway, gardens etc are beautifully maintained. Good for photoshoots. It has ...  read more »
  • It's a small fort which will take about an hr to cover. There is a small temple inside and the fort is surrounded by pond. 
  • The fort is very well maintained. There is a temple inside the fort and puja is offered there. The greenery around and inside the fort is well maintained. The entrance was free and you may not need mo...  read more »
  • The Palakkad Fort is said to have existed from very ancient times, but believed to be constructed in present form in 1766 A.D by Hyder Ali. The fort is also known as Tipu's Fort (after Tipu Sultan, the son of Hyder Ali) There's a Hanuman temple inside the Fort.
  • “Great to watch... Good to have relaxing atmosphere.” Every one should visit this fabulous place.. Tippu Slthan's fort.. Great to watch. You can see a pond inside the fort which is believed a cave to escape to Sreerangapattanam at Mysuru... Another attractive thing is a big mango tree- it's one big trunk struck floor becomes an another mango tree.
  • Good & Nice memmories of ancient structure of King Tippu Sultan, *parking availability *relaxive shades of trees *The photography inside the fort is restricted *There is no museaum inside in it only the fort & Garden *and also have a story in there there is pond which have the passage from here to mysoore, & idon't know os it true even you go near to it u can't find it... *availabilty of restuarent ,transportation, near from it...
  • A place that everyone should visit. You can see the palakkad town from the fort. The architecture is great and stunning. A must visit place in palakkad.
  • It is my native place not only there is my heart touch memory's also's beautifully. ......I love my place.i love my people's.
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