As of 2001[update] India census, Palamel had a population of 31916 with 15112 males and 16804 females. Panayil & Muthukattukara Devi temples are the famous and ancient temples in this place. Chempakassery ,an ancient nair family is one among the prominent family in this place. Palamel is bordering with pandalam, chunakkara, Nooranad and Thamarakkulam panchayaths. Palamel is part of the Onattukara cultural region. Kettu Kazhcha - a procession of two huge oxen is carried out here as part of the Padanilam Sivarathri.