History of Palakkad

 

Palakkad (Palghat) is a town and a municipality in the state of Kerala.  It is the administrative headquarters of Palakkad District. Palghat lies near the Palghat Gap, a pass or natural depression through the Western Ghats ranges that run parallel to the west coast of India, and connects Kerala to the plains of the state of Tamil Nadu to the east.

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In 1757, to check the invasion of the Zamorin of Calicut, the Raja of Palghat sought the help ofHyder Ali of Mysore, who freed all parts of Palghat invaded by the Zamorin. Eventually, Haider helped himself to Palghat and later his son Tipu Sultan was the unquestioned ruler of this region. Palghat formed part of the Malabar District of the Madras Presidency thereafter.

 

 


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