Kalpathy is an ancient 'Brahmin Agraharam'(village) situated in the heart of Palakkad. The Kalpathy ratholsavam a temple festival conducted at the viswanatha temple, has been gaining popularity with each passing year. The festival is celebrated in the month of november.
Nemmara Vallenghy vela is held on the premises of the Bhagavathy temple at Nellikulangara. This festival is celebrated on pooram day during the malayalam month of meenam(April), This festival draws crowds from Palakkad and neighbouring districts. The amazing fireworks display is considered to be as magnificient as of Thrissur pooram.
Manapulli kavu is one of the most famous Bhagavathy temples in Palakkad. The vela(festival) is held in the month of march and is an extremely colorful event. The festival highlights the harmonious blend of Malayalam and Tamil Cultures