Malappuram Tourism

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Faizzukarle

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Malappuram I one of the beauttyful place of Kerala

In Malappuram Nilambur is most popular known as the land of teak plantations, is a famous town in Malappuram district. The place is noted for its vast expanse of forest along with its varied wildlife habitats, rivers and waterfalls. It is situated close to the Nilgiri range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. Considered to be the oldest in the world, the teak plantation here obtained its name after H. V. Conolly, the Malabar district collector during the British rule. He was instrumental in planting teak in the entire Nilambur area. Chathu Menon, a forest officer under Conolly, organised the hectic task of planting the saplings. Chathu Menon was laid to rest in the teak garden in Conolly's Plot.

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Pritvi Kanchi

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Must visit attractions are around

I had been to Malappuram in the last week of February 2016. Malappuram is located in Northern Kerala meaning 'Hill Top' in Malayalam. The three rivers of Chaliyar, Bharathapuzha and Kadalundi flow through Malappuram. The must-visit attractions in around Malappuram include Ponnani, Nilambur, Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Kerala Dish Puram temple in Thirunavaya temple. Ponnani is an ancient center of islamic learning while Nilambur is known as the land's teak town.

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Malappuram Overview

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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