is noted for its monuments and historic relics and hence, has great archaeological
importance. The ruins of a large mud fort with a deep moat hewn from laterite
and the Siva temple are notable cultural monuments.
Kattil Madom Temple, a domed structure made of granite slabs, on the Pattambi-Guruvayoor
road is a Buddhist monument believed to date back to the 9th or 10th century.
The temple probably marks the transition from the Chola to the Pandya style
The Paakkanaar memorial, a tribute to the Pariah saint,
stands near the Thrithala-Koottanad road. This is also the native place
of renowned writer and social worker V T Bhattathiripad.
About 75 km from Palakkad on the banks of the River Bharathappuzha
near Thrissur, Palakkad district, north Kerala.
Nearest railway station: Pattambi, about 19 km from Thrithala.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore in neighbouring State of
Tamilnadu, about 55 km from Palakkad town.