Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad fort, situated in the heart of Palakkadu town was built by Hyder Ali, the King of Mysore.  Mysore  was part of the state of Karnataka.  The fort, today a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India, was constructed in CE1766. After Hyder Ali, his son Tipu Sulthan became the King.  However, Tipu Sultan (CE 1750- 1799) fought a series of wars with the British colonial rule and got killed.  Later, the fort came to be known in his name.

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