MES Kaladi College, the first college started by MES (Muslim Education Society), is located here on the Palakkad-
Kozhikode road. Tourist homes provide accommodation facility.
Nearby towns include Alanallur (in the west), Karuvarakundu (in the north), Attappady (38 km east), Karimpuzha and Kongad (in the south). Agali is 38 km north-east of Mannarkkad. Silent Valley National Park (40 km north-west) and Siruvani (46 km north) are the nearby attractions.