The Fort of Tipu Sultan
Tipu's Fort stands in the heart of Palakkad, a small town on the lower edges of the Sahyadri ranges, with patches of dense forests and crisscrossed with rivers.
One of the well preserved forts in the South, it was constructed in 1766 AD and is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The laterite walls of the fort reminds one of the old tales of valour and courage.
Built by Hyder Ali (1717 - 1782), the emperor of Mysore,it was supposed to facilitate communication between both sides of the Western Ghats,(Coimbatore and the West Coast). He had captured the Malabar and Kochi. His son Tipu Sultan (1750-1799) a warrior as well as a linguist was known as the 'Lion of Mysore', waged a series of wars against the British.
In 1784, after an 11-day seige, the fort was captured by the British.
Though it later fell into the hands of the troops of the Zamorin, the British recaptured it in 1790. Tipu Sultan lost his life in 1799 in the encounter.
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Nearest Bus station: Palakkad
In the heart of Palakkad town.
How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad, 5 kms away.
Nearest Airports: Coimbatore (55 kms away) in Tamil Nadu; Cochin International Airport (140 kms away) in Kerala