Vadakkencherry, Palakkad

Vadakkencherry is a small town in Palakkad district of Kerala state, south India, which is 40 km north-east of Thrissur and a same distance south-west of Palakkad.

It is under Alathur Taluk in Palakkad district. National Highway 47 passes through Vadakkencherry. Vadakkencherry Vela and “Eakadesi Villaku” is one of the famous festivals in Kerala. Though the spellings are different, many people confuse Vadakkencherry with Wadakkancheri of Thrissur.

To avoid confusion, some refer to Vadakkencherry as Alathur-Vadakkencherry or Vadakkencherry-MBR, which is short for Malabar region.

The name Vadakkencherry is originated by joining of two words – Vadakkan (Northern) and Cheri (Street).

Vadakkancherry, sometimes spelled as Vadakkumcherry or Vadukkumcherry or Vadukkencherry, is located in the middle of Palakkad and Thrissur cities on National Highway 47.

Tourist Attractions in Vadakkencherry

Palakkad Fort (Tipu’s Fort)

Palakkad 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.


Nelliampathy Hills are extremely fascinating and offer an easy escape from the soorching summer of Palakkad and is this cool hill resort.


Malampuzha Garden is the Vrindavan of Kerala. The Malampuzha Garden and reservoir have a scenic setting with the forested hills of Western Ghats forming the backdrop, making it one of the foremost tourism centers in the State.


An irrigation project was commissioned here in 1968 with an estimated cost of Rs.234.25 lakhs, consisting of an earthen dam with a spillway section across the tributaries of Ayalure River.


This was the centre of political as well as tenant movements in South Malabar of the erstwhile Malabar province of Madras Presidency


The Silent Valley National Park, with an area of 90 sq.kms, is situated in the north eastern corner of the district.


Mangalam is mainly occupied by settlers from other parts of the State. Mangalam dam is located near the NH 47


The Siruvani Project is in Sholayur Panchayath. The dam constructed across the River Siruvani, is for supplying drinking water to Coimbatore Corporation of Tamilnadu.


Meenkara Chulliar is a fascinating spot by virtue of the dam, garden, fish ponds and natural beauty.


Parambikulam wild life sanctuary extends over an area of 280 sq.kms.


Kanjirapuzha Dam is situated nearby and the water spread of the dam lies in a single stretch J.P.Smrithi.


Loknayak J.P.Smrithi Vanam and Deer Park is in an extent of 100 acres of reserve forest at Walayar in the border of Kerala


Peacock Sanctuary


It is the native place of the Late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, the doyen of Karnatic Music.


There are 10steps of Waterfalls at Meenvallom, the originating point of ThuppanaduRiver.


Attappady is a tribal abode.

Thunchan Gurumadom

Across the lush green fields, two kms. from ChitturTown on the banks of river Sokanasini an old building where Thunchathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, regarded as the father of Malayalam Language, lived in the 16th Century

Kunchan Smarakom

Kalakkathu Kunchan Nambiar represents an age and its culture in the field of Malayalam literature

Jain Festival

There is an ancient Jain temple at Jainmedu,

Nemmara Vallenghy Vela.(Nellikulangara Vela)

To invoke the blessingsof Nellikulangara Bhagavathy, the people of Vallenghy and Nenmara conduct a festival on 20thMeenam (March-April) every year

Ottappalam Nercha Festival

Juma prayers are held in Ottappalam mosque on Fridays

Sivarathri Festival at Kallekulangara

The festival is conducted for nine days and ends withan arattof the Diety Hemambika in KalpathyRiver.

Manappulikavu Vela

The important festival of Manappullikavu at Yakkara is the annual Vela.

Wadakanchery is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Nearest Bus Station: vadakkanchery
Nearest Airports: Nedubasserry, Cochin International Airport 70 kms, Coimbatore Airport 75 kms. Calicut Karipur Air port is 100 kms away.
Railway Station:
Palakkad railway station is the nearby railway station to Vadakkencherry which is 33.1km away from Vadakkencherry.

Tourist Place to Visit in Palakkad District, Kerala

Stays in Palakkad, Kerala