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How To Get There - Malappuram

By Air
The nearest airport is at Calicut, 36 kms away.
By Rail
The main railway station is at Calicut
By Road
Malappuram is linked by motorable roads to several towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Situated 50 kms southeast of Kozhikode and bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the district of Malappuram, which literally means a terraced place atop hills, was carved out of the districts of Calicut and Palakkad in 1969. Malappuram has a rich and eventful history.

It was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. The district was the venue for many Mappila revolts between the years 1792 AD and 1921 AD. The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala.

The temples and mosques of this region are well known for their spectacular festivals. Along with historical monuments and diverse natural attractions, a range of cultural and ritual art forms add to the value of this place as a tourist destination.

Prime Attractions of Malappuram

Valiya Nercha is the week long festival, celebrated at the Kondotty Mosque, situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram - Kozhikode route. more..
Pazhayangadi Mosque, a prominent pilgrim centre of the Muslims, is located 18 km east of Manjeri on the way to Malappuram. The mosque is situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram - Kozhikode route. more..
Situated on the banks of Bharatpuzha, this is a place of great historical importance. The Mamangam, a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala, was held here once every 12 years in the past. The extravagant festival was conducted for the last time in 1755 AD. Now, it is the venue for the annual Sarvodaya Mela. The Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple is also a famous pilgrim centre. more..
An important religious centre for both Hindus and Muslims, Angadippuram has the Thirumandhankunnu dedicated to Goddess Durga as well as the Puthanangadi Mosque, which has Arabic inscriptions on its walls.
This is the original home of the Cholainaickans, the oldest aboriginal tribe of Kerala. The extensively forested land is well known for Canoli's Plot. It is named after H.V.Conolly, the then Malabar District Collector. The oldest teak tree in the plot is a rare attraction. On the Nilambur-Gudallur Road is the world's first teak museum and a sub-centre of the Kerala Forest Research Institute.
The Jamaat Mosque
This is an important pilgrim centre of the Muslims of the state. The 4 day long annual festival at the mosque is celebrated in April. Adjoining the mosque is the mausoleum of the Mallapuram shaheeds (martyrs) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila Ballads.
Thirumandhamkunnu temple
Dedicated to goddess Durga, this is an important pilgrim centre in Mallapuram. The annual pooram festival celebrated in the months of March and April attracts large numbers of devotees.

Excursions from Malappuram

Further back in time, the small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portugese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546 and converted the local chieftain to Christianity. more..

On the way to Malappuram, 18 km west of Manjeri is Kondotti, a prominent pilgrimage location for Muslims. The Valia Nercha festival at the 500-year-old Pazhayangadi Mosque is celebrated for three days in February-March, drawing huge crowds.
Padinharekara Beach

At the end of the Tipu Sultan road near Ponnani, the beach offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bharatha Puzha, the Tirur Puzha and the Arabian Sea.

On the banks of the river Bharathapuzha, 8 km south of Tirur, is Tirunavai, a place of historical and religious significance. In olden days, the Mamamkam festival here was a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala, held once in 12 years. Believed to have been started by Cheraman Perumal, it was last held in 1755. Today, the Sarvodaya Mela is held in the Nava Mukunda Temple, every January. This temple is said to be founded by the nine great saints and is also called the Benares of the South.

The birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, now called Thunchan Parambu is in Tirur. Sand is taken from these hallowed grounds and used to initiate Malayali children into the wonders of writing. They are made to trace letters of the Malayalam alphabet in platters of this sand.
Vallikunnu Beach

A beach resort set in the middle of a coconut grove is the main attraction here. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is just a short distance away.

Places To Stay - Malappuram

Leena Tourist Home, AVS Road, Kotakkal.
MKR Enterprises, AVS Road, Kotakkal.
AM Tourist Home, Kotakkal.
PWD Rest House, Valancherry.

Maps - Malappuram

Railway Network Map
Road Map
Travel Map

Climate - Malappuram

Humid on the coast, tropical with oppressive hot season in the interior.

Mean Max: 32-37?C
Mean Min: 22 ?C

290 cm.

General Information - Malappuram

Lowland: sea level.
Highland: 477m to 2340 m. above sea level.
50 Kms Southeast Of Kozhikode (Kerala)
Main Attraction
Thirunavaya, Thali Temple
Best Time
September to March