Malappuram (literally, a land atop hills) is situated 50 kms southeast
of kozhikode. Bounded by the nilgiri hills on the east, the arabian
sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south,
malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it -
the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. Malappuram has
a rich and eventful history. It was the military headquarters of the
samorins of Kozhikode (Calicut) since ancient times. This district
was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts (uprisings against the
British east india company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921. The hill
country has also contributed much to cultural heritage of Kerala.
It was a famous centre for hindu-vedic learning and Islamic philosophy.
Area - 3550 sq. Km
Population - 3,096,000
Air - Nearest Airport : Kozhikode (36 kms)
Rail - Nearest main railway station is kozhikode (calicut).
Road - Malappuram is well connected to all the major
towns in kerala. Karnataka and Tamilnadu by an excellent road network.
Places to visit :
The jama-at mosque - This is an important pilgrim
centre of the muslims of Kerala. The four day annual festival at the
mosque (Nercha) is celebrated in april. Adjoining the mosque is the
mausoleum of the malappuram shaheeds (Martyrs)whose brave exploits
have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
Thali Temple, Perinthalmanna - The temple is located
about 3 kms west of angadipuram on the way to malappuram from perinthalmanna.
Nilambur - 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 the world's oldest teak plantation
and bamboo woods.
Tanur - The small coastal fishing town of tanur was
one of the earliest settlements of the portuguese. It is belived that
st. Francis xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of
tanur town is keraladeshapuram temple, dedicated to lort vishnu and
believed to be one of the oldest temples in kerala.
Kottakkal - 12 kms southwest of malappuram, this small
town is home to the famed kottakkal arya vaidyasala, one of the pioneer
institutions of ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine,
» Kadalundi bird sanctuary (48 kms)
» Pazhayangadi mosque
» Kondotti (18 kms).
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