With Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian sea in the west, Malappuram district presents a treat to the eye. Rich and evergreen forests, ravines, hills and dales, rivers and brooks, sandy surfs and palm fringed coasts, festive mood of the gayful Onapatt - the district preserves the cultural wealth of the good old days. It has in store, a hoary past with Zamorins rule, 'Mamankam' festival, Vellattiri's revenge and the resultant Chaver Pada (Suicide Squad), the British rule and indiscriminate oppression of the masses in connivance with exploiting landlords, the National and the Khilaphat movement, the Malabar rebellion and the such.
Travel Attraction Malappuram :
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, in kerala.
Travel Information :
Air : The nearest airport is at Calicut, 36 kms away. Cochin Air port is 169 kms and Trivandrum International Airport is 395 kms to the south.
Rail : The main railway station is at Calicut. There is another smaller station at Tirur, 44 kms south of Calicut.
Road : Malappuram is linked by motorable roads to several towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.