Palakkad is the gateway to the state of Palakkad. Palakkad is one in every of the fourteen districts within the state of Kerala. The present Palakkad district was well-grooved as associate unit on first January 1957 including Palakkad, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Ottapalam, Alathur and Chittoor. The District police headquarters is found close to the Collectorate. The District Council is headed by a President and vice-chairman. The ancient history of Palakkad is a mystery. One of their headquarters was the Palakkad Nambola where today's Palakkad is today. Thus the full territory occupied by the Palghat king fell into the hands of Haider Ali and his son yellow jacaranda, the rulers of Mysore. The war between yellow jacaranda and also the East Indies Company finished with the accord of 1872 and every one the property of yellow jacaranda in Malabar was given to the land. .