How To Get There - Malappuram
The nearest airport is at Calicut,
36 kms away.
The main railway station is at
Malappuram is linked by motorable
roads to several towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Places To Stay - Malappuram
Home, AVS Road, Kotakkal.
MKR Enterprises, AVS Road, Kotakkal.
AM Tourist Home, Kotakkal.
PWD Rest House, Valancherry.
Maps - Malappuram
Climate - Malappuram
Humid on the coast,
tropical with oppressive hot season in the interior.
Mean Max: 32-37?C
Mean Min: 22 ?C
General Information - Malappuram
Lowland: sea level.
Highland: 477m to 2340 m. above sea level.
50 Kms Southeast Of Kozhikode
Thirunavaya, Thali Temple
September to March