Malappuram Tourism
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Malappuram Tourism

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Gopal krushna tripathy
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"Lush green natural ambiance at Malappuram" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
The city is famous for Herbal therapy at an affordable cost. The entire system of transportation, accommodation, shopping etc are transparent. The people are very friendly and cooperative. Very faint chance of getting cheated. Climate is very....... More
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Raj Dishri
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Good Staying"

  • Posted 1 year ago
It is Loss green and good approach in the bank of a river and highway.Good for the tourist and Businesman Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good very less sight seeing but good approach to other business centre Activities & things....... More
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Khaleel Naha
  • Khaleel Naha
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  • Lives in Cochin
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  • 3 Reviews

"Longest driving beach of Kerala"

  • Posted 2 years ago
finest beach in northern kerala Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Thalaserry biryani must eat. Activities & things to do: Take up a long private driving in the beach. Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best to catch up....... More
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Malappuram Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 131 m
Malappuram, located in the South Indian state of Kerala is surrounded by Nilgiri Hills on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. Spread across an area of 3,550 sq km, four major rivers namely Chaliyar, Kadalundippuzha, Bharathappuzha and Tirurpuzha flow through the district.

During the 9th century the destination was under the rule of the Kulasekharas of Mahodayapuram, while the European colonial powers ruled the region in the 15th century. Malappuram was also under the reign of the Mysore Kingdom, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.  The Malappuram District was formed on 16th June 1969.

This place still possesses ruins of the ancient fort which was constructed by Tipu Sultan. The destination is famous for its Hindu-Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy. Moreover, it is also the place of origin of Indian medicinal system called Ayurveda.

The culture of the destination lies in its art and craft, fairs and festivals. Malayalam drama is popular in Malappuram along with Muslim folk art forms like Arabanamuttu, Duffmuttu and Kolkai. Ancient folk arts like Chavittukali or Cherumakkali is also quite popular in the region.

Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram, Kottakkal Pooram, Puthenpalli Nercha and Omanur Nercha are some of the festivals celebrated in this region. The cultural heritage of the destination is preserved in its literature which was started by Thunjath Ezhuthachan.  

The word ‘Malappuram’ in Malayalam means ‘on top of the hills’ and the destination is surrounded by various hills like Vavil or Vayutmala, Vellarimala, Urothmala and Pandalur hills. Known as the Land of Rivers, Malappuram is dotted with huge plantation of coconut trees. Padinharekara Beach along with various pilgrim centres are the famous attractions.

Calicut Airport, 26 km from Malappuram is the nearest airport. Mangalore-Madras and Nilambur–Shoranur Railway Line pass through the district and are connected with nearby cities. Buses are available from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to reach the destination.

The best season to visit Malappuram is during the months of September to March as the weather conditions are pleasant.
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