Silent Valley National Park
Situated 40 km from Planters Retreat, the Silent Valley National Park is a dense evergreen tropical paradise rich in rare flora and fauna. The valley gets its name due to the absence of cicadas that give tropical jungles their characteristic noise. There are government organized guided treks into the jungle and surrounding mountains ranging from short half day treks to 4 day treks for the serious adventurer.
A short 70 km from Planters Retreat, Nelliyampathi is an unspoilt hill station of tea and spices, enjoys cool weather, and provides fantastic view of the surrounding plains, great picnicking spots and trekking paths.
Located 43 km from Planters Retreat and just 3 km from Palakkad town, the Kalpathy Temple is famous for its yearly, 10 day Music and Car Festival which attracts the very best Carnatic artistes from all over the country.
A 250 year old fort built by Haider Ali of Mysore and known after his famous son Tipu Sultan, the fort is located at the very heart of Palakkad. The fort has seen its share of battles in history with takeovers by the British and later the Zamorins. Today, the fort sits peacefully, with a children’s park providing a good hangout for the locals in the evenings.
Shop for Antiques at Noorni
Antique collectors will love visiting the narrow street of Noorni, an old part of Palakkad town, where you can shop for antique pieces of woodcraft, rare brass articles, coins and locks – a lasting reminder of your trip here.
Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary
Wild Life enthusiasts should not miss the 87 km trip from Planters Retreat to the Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary – a haven for elephants, sambhar, deer, leopards and tigers. A scenic boat ride in the sanctuary is also an unforgettable experience.