This place is renowned for its chain of forts built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty and also for the Nithyanandashram, an internationally recognised spiritual centre
Cheruvathur: This is the home of the illustrious poets and scholars of Kuttamath. The ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century can be found in the Veeramala Hills. Cheruvathur is also a fascinating picnic spot.
Kottancherry (30 km north east of Kanhangad): This place bears great resemblance to the scenic beauty of Kodaikanal. The rain forests near Konnakkad are ideal for trekking.
Trikkaripur: The old seat of the Thazhekattu Mana, Trikkaripur is the hometown of T. S. Thirumumb, poet and freedom fighter, and Guru Chandu Panikkar, the famous Kathakali artist.
A massive triangular laterite fort, replete with a moat and flanking bastions, the St. Angelo's Fort also called Kannur Fort was constructed by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francesco de Almeida in 1505.
The Tipu's Fort, also known as Palakkad Fort, stands in the heart of Palakkad town. Palakkad is a small town on the lower edges of the Sahyadri ranges of the Western Ghats, with patches of dense forests and crisscrossed with rivers.