Within 5 kms radius of the Panamaram town, lies the historical monuments of Thalakkal Chandu, the right hand of freedom fighter Pazhassi Raja, and remnants of one of the oldest Jain temples in India. What makes this temple different from others are the carvings on the stones that depicts the “Vaishnava” and Jain beliefs, where you can see the carvings from both Vaishnava(Early form of Hindu religion) and Jains.
- A must visit place if you are a history buff and loves ancient architecture.
- A brief introduction about archer Thalakkal Chandu: When Pazhassi Raja started war against the British Army, Thalakkal Chnadu was the commanding chief of Kurichya soldiers (Pazhassi’s Force in Panamaram). In a well-planned attack launched by the British army, Thalakkal Chandu was trapped and hanged under a Koly tree in Panamaram.
- Here you can see the Koly tree where Chandu was hanged and the museum that displays the collection of weapons used during 19th
How to reach: 16 Kms From Kalpetta, Wayanad.