Palakkad is known for lush green scenery and myriad flora and fauna. However, the less explored places in Palakkad, has another face to it. A town where legendary writers lived, Palakkad also has villages that echo the charm of glorious past. Palakkad is truly a treasure hunt. Take a look at these places.
Thasrak: the birthplace of 'Khasakkinte Ithihasam'
Thasrak, a village near Palakkad town, is the fabled land of Khasak, the setting of Malayalam novelist O V Vijayan's masterpiece 'Khasakkinte Ithihasam' (The Legends Of Khasak). A visit here offers a surrealistic experience to anyone who had read the 1969 work, whose publication became a watershed in Malayalam literature.
Vellinezhi: a village that has a glorious past
This village where the revered Olappamanna Mana stands can only be described as the ancestral home (tharavad) of Kathakali, where the classical dance form has left a rich legacy.
The Malampuzha yakshi
The Yakshi (enchantress), a sculpture made by the renowned Kanhayi Kunhiraman is the most iconic structure you can find in Malampuzha.
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