Ottapalam located 35 km from Palakkad district of Kerala situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. There are many historical sights in Ottapalam which make this town a tourist place in Kerala. This town is known for its numerous places of worship and their colorful festivals. Ottapalam has a rich cultural heritage and has hosted many historic events. Ottapalam was a major town of the erstwhile Valluvanad, during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut. The important Hindu festival of Ottappalam is at Chathan Kandar Kavu in Varode Desam is one of the major attractions of Ottapalam. The annual festival is Thalapoli, which is celebrated on Avitam day of Meenam (March or April).

Also Ottapalam is associated with some of dignified personalities like Sir. C. Sankaran Nair, K P S Menon, V P Menon and the list continues.