Palakkad is an important place in the tourist map of Kerala. The Tipu Sultan's Fort built in the 18th century, Malampuzha dam garden, Nelliampathy hills and Silent Valley hills are the main attractions. Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm. -The Indo Livestock Project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle can be seen here. Mattupetty has a beautiful rose garden. Visitors are allowed into three of the 11 cattle sheds at the farmThe Mattupetty lake and dam is just a shot distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic sport. The sprawling tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity.