About Malappuram District of Kerala

Bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east and the Arabian sea on the west, Malappuram, with its rich natural beauty, lush coconut grooves and historic past, has its own tourist attractions. The temples and mosque of this district are well known for their festivals.

Basic information about Malappuram, Kerala, India
Head Quarters Malappuram
Area 3550 sq km
Major Religions Muslim, Hindu, Christian
Population Density 1021 persons/sq km
Literacy 89.61%
Came into existence June 16, 1969
Main Tourist Centers Kottakal, Nilambur, Paloor, Thirunavaya
Altitude 60m above sea level
Telephone Code +91-483

Tourist Destinations in Malappuram

Kottakal: Kottakkal is a world renowned centre of Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been found to be very effective in treating major illness and health complaints. Kottakkal Pooram festival which attracts thousands of people is another attraction.

Thirunavaya: Thirunavaya holds an important position in the history of Kerala. Situated on the bank of Bharathapuzha, Thirunavaya once hosted Mamankam, a grand assembly of the rulers, held once in 12 years, in which the emperor of Kerala was selected. A marital art festival of Kalripayattu, is conducted during summer on the sands of dry Bharathapuzha.

Nilambur: World's oldest teak plantation, Conolly's plot is here. Teakwood and Bamboo are in plenty. Aruvakkode in Nilambur has the world's first teak museum. Dense forests, waterfalls, boating facilities and an elephant taming center are other attractions.

Tirur: Tirur is the birth place of Thunjuath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, honoured as the Father of Malayalam literature. A memorial for the great poet has been built at Thunjan paramba.

Other places of interest are Perinthalmanna, Kadalundi, Thanoor, Paloor etc...

Transportation
Air Karipur Air Port in Kozhikode, about 35 km, is the nearest airport.
Rail Nearest main railway station is Kozhikode
Road Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by an excellent road network.