PALAKKAD/TIPU’S FORT

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Floohoo Travels offer you the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Palakkad Tippu's Fort. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Tipu’s Fort, with its sprawling and impressive girth, is the town of Palakkad’s most prominent landmark. Situated in the heart of the city, the laterite-built fort is one of the best preserved Kerala forts. It was actually built by Tippu Sultan’s father, Haidar Ali, in 1766 AD. Little is known about its early history, except that it was built during the decade after the independent ruler of Palakkad had asked for Haidar Ali’s help against a possible invasion of his kingdom by the Zamorin of Kozhikode. Haider was very eager to help, and needless to say, gain possession of the strategically important area of Palakkad. So too, as it turned out, were the British. The result of these competing interests was a continuous change of hands between the Mysore rulers and the British between 1766 and 1990. The latter eventually won and used the fort as a base for operations that ended with the storming of the Kingdom of Mysore’s key bastion, Srirangapatna. 

The fort is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.

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