Palakkad in Pictures

I visited Palakkad, Kerala to stay at Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Village. It is at the outskirts of the Palakkad town. It was a tranquil place. I also visited the local market of Palakkad for spices, chips and coffee! So this is once again, show it in pictures post!

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Golden Oriole at Kairali

I was sitting on a porch when I heard the cackle of the Golden Orioles. It had to be that one time when the camera bag was in my room. I ignored the birds for a few minutes. But then their call was simply irresistible. I ran back to my room, got the camera and got the bird!

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Shikra- A Bird of Prey!

Quite close to the Golden Oriole was a Shikra. Surprisingly the oriole would fly teasingly close to the Shikra, which is a bird of prey. Finally both of them got bored and flew away into the trees beyond the reach of my camera.

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Magenta in Color?

The magenta Frangipani was fiercely in bloom at Kairali. I have the exact same tree at home as well.

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Malampuza Dam near Palakkad

We visited the Malampuza dam near Palakkad. We skipped the garden visit as it was a blistering hot day. We went on a drive around the surrounding areas instead. In cooler weather it will make for a nice picnic spot.

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The Summer Landscape, Palakkad

While my group members waited in the car, I walked a short distance to click the bare landscape. Everyone seems to be waiting for the monsoon!

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He Makes Yummy Chips!

He was responsible for frying the delicious chips (I bought a few packets) at Karthik’s Chips Shop in the local Palakkad Market. And yes in his case the looks are deceptive!

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Where the Chips Get Fried!

Sometimes people react favorably to a camera. They took me inside the shop so I could see the place. This was the giant kadhai where the chips were fried!

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Karthik’s Dad at the Karthik Chips Shop

I close the post with a picture of Karthik’s dad. He named the shop after his son. He was a soft spoken person, ever ready to let you taste all kind of exotic chips had!

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24 thoughts on “Palakkad in Pictures”

  1. Beautiful pictures from Palakkad . Palakkad came to know in my life when I was of 16 , I joined “save India ” organization from this place.

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  2. Am planning a trip to Coimbatore and was wondering about roaming around Palakkad and silent valley national park for a few days and thats how I came here! Nice this healing place I need to look into! 😀

    Thanks!

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