Kerala would have an IIT in Palakkad under the 12th five-year plan. The land belonging to the Instrumentation Limited in Palakkad was finally chosen for the project. Since the IITs are set up by an act of Parliament, the whole process is the centre's prerogative, and the state government has only a limited role
Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. Malayalam is the generally spoken language in Palakkad as it is the official language. The town is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River.
Malayalam is the generally spoken language in Palakkad as it is the official language.Malayalam is the most spoken language.Even languages like Tamil, Hindi and English are also spoken by many people.
Palakkad is popularly known as land of Palmyra trees (കരിപനകളുടെ നാട് ) .Palmyra trees are known as the Icon of this district and has got vast cultural, heritage & literary association.