Malappuram is one of the exotic destinations of the God’s own country. One may explore and trace the several layers comprising the districts legacy- be it a rich history, a vibrant culture, the religios fervor and the political upheavles. Only then can one grasp and fully appreciate its inherent beauty and significance.
The name Malappuram means ‘land atop hills’. The district is bordered by Thrissur & Palakkad district on the south, Arabian sea on the west and Nilgiri hills on the east. The unique attraction of Malappuram is its pleasantly beautiful lcoation. The district, true to its name, is perched atop hills with several rivers snaking down narrow valleys to reach magrove and coconut palm fringed seacost.
Formed in June of 1969 with a total geographical area of 3550 sq km, Malapuram is the third largest district in Kerala. The district possesses a rich wildlife population and almost 758 km of its area comprises of reserved and vested forest. Several picturesque lakes, Bacwaters, hills and valleys dots its delighful landscape.
Revolution and spirit of Valiantry runs deep in the history of Malappuram. The land was ruled by the powerful clan of Zamorins in the past and later on went on to comprise the nucleas of Khilafat movement against the British colonial rule. Even today the remnants of Tipu Sultans Fort are found here. The mosques and temples located here are renowned for their gala festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. Several world renowned writers, philosophers, activist and poets hails from this region, contributing richly in the culture of malappuram.
Malappuram(Places to see)
Climate & Best time to Visit
Summers: Marh to May
Winters: December to February
Monsoon: October to November
The period from November to February is regarded as the best to visit Malappuram.
(How to Reach)
By Air: Karipur (Calicut) International airport located at a distance of 36 km is the nearest one.
By Rail: Kozhikode railhead is the nearest one.