malappuram Travel Guide

Welcome to Malappuram

Malappuram,The Beautiful Hill Town of Kerala 

Malappuram is one of the most beautiful hill-town which is situated in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the administrative headquarters of Malappuram district. Malappuram is bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathappuzha. The city is well known for its unique natural beauty. It is a land of great poets and writers, political and religious leaders. Malappuram district has a good tradition in the field of art and culture. Apart from this, Malappuram, literally a land atop hills and has contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala. It is a famous centre for Hindu-Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy, the temples and mosques of this region are well known for their spectacular festivals. Along with historic monuments and diverse natural attractions, a range of cultural and ritual art forms add to its value as a destination.

Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. In earlier times, Malappuram was the head quarters of European and British troops and later it became the head quarters of the Malabar Special Police. The district was carved out from the area covered by part of Kozhikode, Ernad, Valluvanad and Ponnani taluks of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. This place has still the ruins of an ancient fort built by Tipu Sultan. Malappuram was also the scene of the Malabar rebellion of 1921 which was suppressed by the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P) Prior to 1947, the area covered by the present district formed part of Kozhikode, Ernad, Valluvanad and Ponnani taluks of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. The new district of Malappuram was formed with four taluks, Ernad, Perinthalmanna, Tirur and Ponnani, four statutory towns, fourteen developmental blocks and ninetyfive panchayats. Two more taluks namely Tirurangadi and Nilambur were formed later by bifurcating Tirur and Ernad taluk. At present, Malappuram District consists of 2 Revenue Divisions, 6 Taluks, 135 Villages, 14 Blocks, 5 Municipalities and 100 Panchayats.

Malappuram is wonderful tourist destination famous for its Juma Masjid and Temples in Kerala. The city boasts of some very important historical as well as cultural heritage sites. The major Malappuram attractions of Malappuram include Kottakunnu, Mumburam, Valiya Juma Masjid, Biyyam Kayal, Padinharekara beach, Nedumkayam and many more.

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Kottakunnu is one of the oldest fort located in Malappuram. It is believed that the fort was constructed by the Zamorins of Kozhikode and houses Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Shiva Temple.

Mumbram is another tourist desination which is situated in A R Nagar village of Malappuram. It is a famous Muslim shrine and is renowned for housing dead bodies of the Thangals, the religious leaders of the Malabar Muslims.

Valiya Juma Masjid
Valiya Juma Masjid is a religious place of Muslims situated on the Kozhikod-Nilmbur-Gudallur road of Kerala. The mausoleum of the Malappuram shaheeds or martyrs is located in vicinity of the Masjid. The site is visited by a number of tourists during the four day annual festival, which is celebrated in the month of April.

Padinharekara Beach
Padinharekara Beach is a most beautiful and cleanest beach located on the Tipu Sultan road in Malapurram. The beach has palm trees and soft white sand and attracts tourists in large numbers. Tourists can engage themselves in various rejuvenating activities like ayurvedic massages and spa baths along the beach side.

Area 33 km²
Population 101330
Language Malayalam, English
Pin Code 676

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