10 Places to Visit in Ottapalam, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
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Indulge in a wholesome retreat with a mix of wonders of nature and glimpses of culture while discovering Ottapalam tourist places. It is a peaceful town situated 34 km from Palakkad and boasts a variety of wonderful destinations perfect for honeymoons, solo backpacking, or family trips.

When you are in Ottapalam, you can capture the magical beauty of nature and wildlife at Silent Valley National Park and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. If you wish to escape the crowds, explore offbeat spots like Seethargundu Viewpoint, Mayannur Bridge and Siruvani Dam. Satiate your thirst for adventure with an exhilarating trek to Dhoni Waterfalls or explore history at Palakkad Fort. To capture a glimpse of the rich culture of this vibrant city, go to Varikkasseri Mana and Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple. 

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next getaway to Ottapalam with Thrillophilia to create lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Here are some Must-Visit Places in Ottapalam:

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Silent Valley National Park

One of the most serene Ottampalam tourist places, Silent Valley National Park is perched on the Nilgiri Hills in the Western Ghats. Home to tropical rainforests, this national park is a heaven for botanists with more than 1000 species of flowering plants like orchids, ferns and aroids.

You can see rare birds like the Ceylon Frogmouth and the Great Indian Hornbill along with Lion-tailed Macaque, Leopard, Wild Boar, and Nilgiri Langur here. To have the most spectacular outing, plan a wildlife safari or go on a trek in this biodiversity-rich national park. 

Location: Silent Valley National Park, Mannarkkad, Kerala

Timings: 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM 

Entry Fees: INR 50 

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02

Palakkad Fort

If you are a history lover, make sure you visit the Pakakkad Fort, believed to have existed since ancient times and was later rebuilt by Hyder Ali in 1766 AD. After climbing to the top of the fort, you can see panoramic views of the grand architecture of the fort and the Kalpathy River.

When you are here, you can visit the open-air auditorium called ‘Rappadi’ and the children’s park called ‘Vatika’. Inside the fort, there are Palakkad Fort Museum, Tipu Sultan Museum and a Hanuman Temple. The fort is also known for celebrating festivals like Kalpathy Ratholsavam, a chariot festival and Palakkad Fort Fest.

Location: Palakkad-Koduvayur, Meenakshipuram Highway, Kenathuparambu, Kunathurmedu, Chittur-Thathamangalam, Palakkad. 

Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

Entry Fees: No entry fee

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Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

An unmissable destination for nature lovers among places to visit in Ottapalam, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is a protected area between the Anaimalai Hills and Nelliampathy Hills. Located in Chittur taluk, 100 km away from Palakkad, it offers tourists an enthralling getaway with rare flora and fauna.

You can catch a glimpse of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and birds like the Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, and the Black-capped Kingfisher. Adventure junkies can also try trekking on various trails like bear path trail, Pugmark Trail and Elephant Song Trail along with wildlife safari or camping here.

Location: Anappady, Parambikulam Road, Kerala

Timings: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry Fees: INR 85

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Seethargundu Viewpoint

Visit Seethargundu Viewpoint which is located in the Seetharkund estate of Nelliyampathy for the perfect views of lush green tea and coffee estates. Also called Sita’s Rock, it is believed that Goddess Sita used to visit this rock in the Ramayana. You can reach the viewpoint by a scenic drive through the winding roads of Western Ghats.

If you are lucky, you may spot some wild animals and monkeys on the way. For those who are looking for an adventure, try trekking with your folks to the viewpoint to cherish the soul-soothing atmosphere. 

Location: Seetharkundu Viewpoint Path, Sitargundu Estate, Kollengode South, Kerala 

Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Entry Fees: Free

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05

Mayannur Bridge

Admire the beauty of the second longest bridge in Kerala- Mayannur Bridge, while exploring the places to visit in Ottapalam. Bring your cameras to capture the incredible shots of the Bharathapuzha River from this bridge. It connects the two cities of Mayannoor in Thrissur district and East Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala.

You can enjoy a scenic drive on this bridge in 130 minutes. If you have spare time, you can park your vehicle at the end of the bridge and enjoy some enthralling views of the sunset on this bridge.

Location: Chelakkara - Mayannur - Ottapalam Rd, Ottapalam

Timings: All day 

Entry Fees: No entry fee 

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06

Varikkasseri Mana

Varikkasseri Mana is one of the oldest traditional Namboothiri family houses which you can see while visiting Ottapalam Tourist Places. The gorgeous architecture of this place comprises of one Nalukettu, two Pathayappuras (Outhouse), temples, Oottupura (dining hall) and a huge pond with kulappura (a building at the entrance of the pond).

You’ll be surprised to know that Varikkasseri Mana has been a shooting location for many popular Malayali films like Devasuram, Aaraam Thampuram and Rappakal.

Location: Manassery, Road, Vaniyamkulam-II, Kerala 

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fees: INR  20 

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07

Siruvani Dam

Built on the Siruvani River, this dam is a tranquil getaway amidst breathtaking greenery. Known among the top Ottapalam tourist places, Siruvani Dam was built in 1984 and is a source of drinking water for the residents of Coimbatore. On the eastern side of  the dam, you can see Muthikulam hill, at a height of 900 metres. While visiting the dam, you can engage in photography or go explore the nearby Pattiyar Bungalow, a 150-year-old inspection bungalow of the Kerala Forest Department.

Location: Siruvani Dam, Palakkad, Kerala 

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fees: Free

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08

Dhoni Waterfalls

Enjoy the pristine charm of nature at Dhoni Waterfalls, one of the most gorgeous Ottapalam tourist places for trekkers. It is located 15 km away from Palakkad and can be reached after a 3 3-hour hike from the base of Dhoni Hills. A beautiful uphill trek through the lush green teak plantations rewards you with splendid views of the waterfalls at the top of a reserve forest area. You can take a dip in the cool waters and enjoy the calm environs with a picnic at the waterfall. 

Location: Puthuppariyaram, Palakkad, Puthuppariyaram, Kerala

Entry Fees: INR 100 

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09

Fantasy Park

Looking for a fun-filled getaway to enjoy with kids among Ottapalam Tourist Places? If yes, take your loved ones to Fantasy Park to enjoy water rides like Super Splash, Harakirri, Zip Zap Zoop, Striking Car, Para Trooper and Dragon Coaster.

Your kids can look forward to knowing more about science and technology at their Planetarium or playing in the large water pools. When you feel hungry, satisfy your food cravings with yummy snacks or a coffee at their Food Court.

Location:  Malampuzha-I, Kerala 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fees: INR 750 for adults and INR 600 for children

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10

Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple

Dedicated to Lord Ganpathi, Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple is one of the most visited places to visit in Ottapalam. You can explore the two shrines at this temple which are Melekkavu (upper shrine) and Thazhekkavu (lower shrine) to soak in the serene ambience.

The temple is popular for hosting the Chinakkathoor Festival which attracts a lot of tourists in February and March. During this festival, you can admire a fascinating display of arts and culture at the temple. 

Location: Palappuram, Ottapalam, Kerala

Timings: 5:00 AM to  8:00 PM

Entry Fees: No fee

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  1. Can you suggest some offbeat places to visit in Ottapalam?

    You can visit various offbeat places like Siruvani Dam, Seethargundu Viewpoint and Varikkasseri Mana on your holiday to Ottapalam. These places offer you a serene escape from the crowded tourist spots. You can also visit Silent Valley National Park and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve to take a break from the hustle and bustle of cities.
  2. What are the top tourist attractions in Ottapalam, Kerala?

    Some of the top tourist attractions in Ottapalam, Kerala are Palakkad Fort, known for its historical significance and architecture, and Silent Valley National Park, celebrated for its rich biodiversity. You can also explore Dhoni Waterfalls, ideal for trekking and nature views, Seethargundu Viewpoint, which offers scenic panoramas, and Fantasy Park, perfect for family fun with various water rides.
  3. Is Ottapalam known for any historical landmarks?

    Yes, Ottapalam is known for its many historical landmarks. You can see the Palakkad Fort, an ancient fortress which was rebuilt by Hyder Ali and houses a museum, temple and a children’s park. You can also see the Varikkasseri Mana, one of the oldest traditional Namboothiri family houses in Ottapalam.
  4. What is the best time to explore Ottapalam's attractions?

    The ideal time to visit Ottapalam tourist places is from November to February. In these months the weather is pleasant and clear skies to enjoy local sightseeing and try activities like jungle safari and trekking. The temperature remains between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius ideal for outdoors.
  5. Are there any wildlife sanctuaries near Ottapalam?

    Yes, you can visit Silent Valley National Park and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve to admire the rich biodiversity of Ottapalam. You can see Lion-tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaques, Tigers, Leopards (Panther), Stripe-necked Mongooses, Sloth Bear, Otter and Flying Squirrels here. Among the birds, you can spot the Crimson-backed sunbird, Yellow-browed bulbul, Black bulbul, Indian white-eye and Indian swiftlet in Ottapalam.
  6. Can you recommend some adventure activities in Ottapalam?

    You can indulge in an array of adventure activities in Ottapalam like trekking, jungle safari and camping. Enjoy a thrilling trek through the forests to Dhoni Waterfalls and Seethargundu viewpoint. If you are a wildlife fan, you can go for a wildlife safari and camping in Silent Valley National Park.
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