Unlike the other forts of the country, The Palakkad Fort, also known by the name of Tipu's Fort was built to enhance communication between Palakkad and Coimbatore. The fort was originally constructed by Hyder Ali, Tipu's father, however it fell into the hands of British in 1784 and Zamorins in 1790. Today, the fort is under the protection and care of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). The fort is not only worth visiting because of its historical importance, rather it has a pleasant ambiance that encourages you to take a walk in the evenings. Moreover, the Children parks ensure that the place is full of cheerful and enthusiastic voices. There is also an auditorium and a small museum in the fort.