Ottapalam is a town in Ottapalam taluk, Palakkad district, Kerala, India. Chinakathoor Pooram, an event held every year at Chinakkathoor Temple in Palappuram near Ottapalam, is one of the famous festivals in Kerala. Ottapalam was once part of the Valluvanad Swaroopam administration. Valluvanad was a late medieval primitive state in what is presently the territory of Kerala in South India. The state reached out from the Bharathapuzha River in the south to the town of Pandalur in the north amid its stature in the early Middle Ages.
In the west, it was bound by the Arabian Sea at the port Ponnani, while in the east its achieve finished at the Attappadi Hills. As indicated by neighborhood legends, the last Later Chera ruler gave an immense amount of land in South Malabar to one of their governors, Valluvakkonithiri, before leaving on a hajj. Valluvakkonithiri was likewise given the last Later Chera ruler's shield, probably to guard himself from the sword given to Samoothiri Zamorin of Kozhikode, another representative, as a blessing from the withdrawing ruler. The Vellatiri rajas were inherited foes of the Samoothiri. Ottapalam is likewise called as The New Film City of Kerala. You can come here and explore this place.