Malappuram, Malappuram Tour, Malappuram in Kerala

Malappuram

Information about Malappuram

Malappuram literally means a land atop hills. Malappuram covers 3550 square kms. and is situated 50 km southeast of Kozhikode. Malappuram is bounded by the Nilgiri Hills in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts in the south. Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. This hill district has also contributed to the cultural heritage of Kerala. It was a famous centre for Hindu Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy. Various historical monuments and a range of cultural and art forms makes it a worth visiting place in Kerala.

Malappuram, Malappuram Map
History of Malappuram

Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. Since ancient times, it was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode. This district was also the venue for many of the Mappila revolts against the British East India Company between 1792 and 1921. Malappuram was also a famous centre for Hindu Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy.

Tourist Attractions in Malappuram

There are various historic monuments, temples, mosques and diverse natural attractions in this district. The temples and mosques are well known for their spectacular festivals. The main tourist attractions in Malappuram are the Thirunavaya, Thirumandhamkunnu Temple, The Jama-at Mosque, Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathly Temple, Thunchan Merorial, Nilambur, Kottakkal, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kottakunnu, Padinharekara Beach, Trikandiyur Shiva Temple, Ponnani, Kodikuthimala and Adyanpara.   More....

Festivals in Malappuram

The temples and mosques in the Malappuram are well known for their spectacular festivals. Some of the festivals which are celebrated in Malappuram are Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram, Kottakkal Pooram, Nilambur Pattu and Kondotty Nercha. These festivals are celebrated in the month of March and April.

 
How to get here

By Air: 
The nearest international airport is located at Karipur and Kozhikode, about 36 kms.

By Rail: 
Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by an excellent network.

By Road: 
Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

 
 
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