Palakkad, Kerala


Riva Residency


At Riva Residency, you get to enjoy a unique experience and can explore the sights around you. We hope the highlights of local attractions below help simplify your planning. Please let us know how else we can assist you.

Kalpathy – Ratholsavam

Kalpathy is an ancient 'Brahmin Agraharam' (village) situated in the heart of Palakkad. The Kalpathy ratholsavam a temple festival conducted at the viswanatha temple, has been gaining popularity with each passing year. The festival is celebrated in the month of november.

Nemmara – Vallanghy Vela

Nemmara Vallanghy vela are held on the premises of the Bhagavathy temple at Nellikulangara. This festival is celebrated on pooram day during the malayalam month of meenam(April), This festival draws crowds from Palakkad and neighbouring districts. The amazing fireworks display is considered to be as magnificient as of Thrissur pooram.

Manapullikavu Vela

Manapullikavu is one of the most famous Bhagavathy temples in Palakkad. The vela (festival) is held in the month of march and is an extremely colorful event. The festival highlights the harmonious blend of Malayalam and Tamil Cultures.

Palakkad Fort

Situated at the very heart of Palakkad, it is an old granite fort known as Tippu’s Fort and is one of the best preserved historical monuments in Kerala.  The fort was built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in the year 1766 and is now being preserved by the Archeological Survey of India.


Malampuzha is the ‘Vrindavan’ of Kerala. It is 13 kms from Palakkad town. Since the completion of the dam in 1955, the place has been beautified into a tourist resort. The dam is located in idyllic surroundings with a hilly background. The beautiful garden on mughal model below the dam is the star attraction for the tourists. The small garden on Japanese style is also very attractive. The gigantic ‘Yakshi’ statue situated in the garden would cause surprise and wonder to anyone visiting Malampuzha. The fish-shaped aquarium is an added attraction. The snake park, the rock garden, the amusement park and the fancy park and the thrilling rides therein and the garden and fountain are the other attractions.

Jain Temple of Jainmedu

This historic 32 feet long, 20 feet wide granite temple has image Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis.  It is one of the places in Kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survived andlocated at the Western suburbs of Palakkad town.

Dhoni (15 Km from Palakkad)

It takes 3 hours of trekking from the base of Dhoni Hills to reach the reserve forest area where you will be enthralled by a small but beautiful waterfall.

JP Smirthivanam and Deer Park

JP Smirthivanam and Deer Park are located at Walayar reserve forest which has an area of 100 acres. One can see here deer and other animals roaming about in their natural habitat. This is situated 22 kms away from Palakkad town in Palakkad-coimbatore road. Here facilities for elephant riding are also available.

Chulanur Peacock Protection Centre

Mailadumpara, in Chulanur situated 22 kms away from Palakkad town and 5 kms from Peringothukrishi, is also famed. It is here the peacock protection center is located. Kunjan Nambiar Smrudhi forest is also here.

Meenkara Dam

Meenkara is a fascinating sport due to the dam, garden, fish ponds and natural beauty. It is 32 kms, south east of Palakkad town. The dam here was constructed in the year 1960 across Meenkara River, a sub tributary of Gayathripuzha, which is the tributary of Bharathapuzha.

Siruvani (48 Km from Palakkad)

Siruvani Dam is a great picnic spot.  It is also home to some of the most ancient tribes like Mudugars and Irulas.

Nelliampathy (60 Km from Palakkad)

At an altitude of 4000 feet above the sea level, lies this mist clad, lush green forests of Sahya Ranges.  The cloud capped mountains and deep valleys are sheer delight to the tourists.  Seethekundu at Nelliampathy offers a panoramic view of about one third of Palakkad.

Silent Valley National Park (75 Km from Palakkad)

This 90 Sq.Km. National Park is believed to be the sole surviving bit of evergreen forest in Sahya Ranges.  It is the home of some of the rare and endangered species of animals.  The peculiarity of the Silent Valley Forest is that it is devoid of even the chirping cicadas.

Parambikulam Wild Life sanctuary

Parambikulam in Western Ghats is about 125 kms from Palakkad. The dam and the wildlife sanctuary here are renowned. All sorts of animals and birds are seen here. There is a reservoir also. The place is famous for teak plantations. The oldest teak tree, ‘Kannimaree’, stands here. There is a national park here, which is named after Salim Ali, the famous bird observer.

Our Amenities

Riva Residency offers you all the comforts and the convenience of a Budget Hotel which gives you value for money. The personality and attitude of the Hotel staff is very much a reflection of the city and its people: caring, friendly and efficient. At every opportunity we try to make your stay more comfortable and rewarding. Your experience at Riva Residency a memorable one. our experienced personnel will be pleased to assist you in every aspect. So come and enjoy the Hospitality in the heart of palakkad.

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