Palakkad Fort also known as Tipu's Fort is an old fort situated in the heart of Palakkad district. It was built by Haider Ali in 1766 ACE and remains one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. Hyder Ali who was the emperor of mysore province built it as a medium of communication between the both sides of western ghats. Legends believe that the Palakkad achan who was a tributary of Zamorin became independent at the beginning of eighteenth centuary.
So its said that to avoid the invasion of the zamorins Palakkad achan seeked the help of the Hyder Ali the ruling king of mysore. But Hyder Ali captured it and later it was again occupied by the British and renovated. Later was used as a base for operations that ended with the storming of Srirangapatnam.
There water all around the huge fort which is supposed to keep the enemies at the bay. The fort is a fine example of architecture marvel for the defense fortification.