Ottapalam is a town as well as a taluk headquarters situated on the bank of Bharathapuzha River (Nila) in Palakkad district, state of Kerala, India. Ottapalam is a part of Valluvanad and it has a rich cultural heritage and played host to many historic events. Ottapalam is also a district educational centre. Ottapalam taluk office is the first computerized taluk office in India. India's first defense industrial park will be set up at KINFRA Park Ottapalam. Ottapalam and surrounding areas are the center of Malayalam film shooting; therefore Kerala Film Development Corporation (KFDC) has started the construction of a Mini Film City at Ottapalam.
Ottapalam, (also spelled Ottappalam) 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. Varikkassey Mana, a traditionally architectured bhramin mansion is one of the local attractions and is a few kilomers away from the town. Ottapalam has also another tourist spot known as Ananganmala Eco tourism.