For all the travellers out there, Malappuram should definitely be in your bucket list. And this is why!
It is a picture perfect location for a perfect family outing. Stationed at the apex of the Cantonment Hill near the District Collectorate, in the heart of Malappuram city, is a paradise for travellers.
The highlight of this place is the exquisite view of the entire Malappuram City from the hill, and boy is it splendid! Walking on the paved track on Kottakunnu and the uninterrupted view it offers is an enriching experience. There are remains of an old fort at the crest of the Cantonment Hill, which are built by the zamorins of Calicut.
The Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Shiva Temple are other attractions of this divine place. These temples are famous for their architecture, and are renowned for housing murals of Malabar.
This place also offers an art gallery exhibiting various artistic works of experienced artisans as well as tribal art. An additional attraction is the amusement park opened to the public by the municipality of Malappuram city.
The place itself has its own historical significance. Remains of the British Raj still exist, and is marked as the death place of Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammed Haji, the man who spearheaded the rebellion in 1921, was executed in the premises of this site by British savagery.
The destination is situated 51km away from Kozhikode, 25km away from Karipur Airport, 29 km from Tirur railway station and 12km from Kottakkal. Tourists can even use helicopters as the place contains a helipad.
Kottakunnu is truly a magical place that should not be missed when you make your trip to Malappuram!
Keralam Kundu Waterfalls
Next stop, Keralam kundu Waterfalls! If what you seek is adventure, then pack your bags and off you go because this place truly has a lot to offer.
This waterfall is a natural wonder of gushing waters that fall down a cliff to a tranquil and placid pool of still, sparkling water. This heavenly place is situated in the outskirts of a small village called Karuvarakundu. The waterfall preserves its beauty even in the summer with an abundant flow of water. This destination is a favourite choice for travellers visiting Malappuram as it is bestowed with a pleasant and composed ambiance.
Situated in the middle of the silent valley, this waterfall is a mesmerizing scenic location. We can also bathe in the pool! Spending a few hours in the water will surely rejuvenate you. The entire place is rich in flora, with plenitude of traditional, medicinal and aromatic vegetation. The lush environment of the place along with water falling over the rocky cliff foaming in the pool makes the people coming here starstruck.
Even though the waterfall will be very active in the Monsoon, it is preferable to visit during October to May to enjoy a pleasant weather for savouring exciting activities, as the forest floors and rocks will be more slippery in monsoon.
Karuvarakundu is located in the eastern part of Malappuram. It is located about 30kms from Manjeri and Perinkhalavam. On reaching Karuvarakundu town, there is a 6km distance to the Keralam kundu Waterfall and its appealing pool. The nearest airport is Calicut which is approximately 60km from the destination.
The tranquility of this place will guarantee to cleanse your body and soul.
Nilambur Teak Museum
Nilambur valley is renowned as the home to some of the elegant teak forests. The best is believed to be in Myanmar but the next best is found in these forests. As its fame crossed the seven seas, Nilambur was christened as the Mecca of Teak.
The world’s first teak museum is located in Nilambur, it is aesthetically laid out and showcases the wonders of our nature. This place truly is an eminent tribute to the enduring success of Indian Forestry. The museum is established and maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute along with the Kerala Forest Department.The exhibits in the museum are so impressive, it’s definitely worth the travel. From this place one can get a complete history about teak wood, its scientific, aesthetic and cultural details.
The main feature of the museum is that even the entrance door is crafted out of teak wood! Along with it are numerous sculptures of human figures, ships, boats all made of teak. There are also photographs and paintings of 170 year old giant tree.
Apart from teak, the museum also has a collection of over 300 butterflies, moths and insects found in teak plantations along with a library on teak and a mini auditorium for audio-visual presentations. The biggest attraction of this place is the well preserved root system of a gigantic tree and logs of a 116 year old tree displaying nature’s expertise in engineering design.
The museum is only 4km from Nilambur Town and it would be a loss not to visit.
Sun, sand waves. What else do you need for a perfect summer? If frolicking in the beach is what you want to do this summer, then look no further, Padinjarekara beach is the way to go!
This is a beautiful beach located at the end of the Tipu Sultan Road, near Tirur town of Malappuram District. One can see the confluence of the Bharathapuzha and Tirur Puzha and the Arabian Sea here. The view? Well I have no words to spare.
The sparkling soft sand and the palm trees aligned at the shore creates a perfect ambiance. Apart from the view, boat and water scooter services can be availed by adventure lovers to get a thrilling experience. Tourists can also opt for nourishing and soothing activities like Ayurvedic massages and Spa baths that are available along the beach side. You can also find an amenity centre, an amphitheatre and eco shops.
This beach is the perfect place to relax while admiring the natural beauty of the scenery it offers. It is also an ideal place for bird watching because numerous varieties of birds visit the nearby coconut and palm trees. The beach is located 17km away from Tirur and 45km from Malappuram. The nearest railway station is Kuttippuram and the nearest airport is Calicut.
Don’t miss out on beach fun with your family and friends at one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala!
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary resides in the Malappuram District of the state of Kerala . It spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. The Sanctuary hill is around 200m above sea level. It is the home to more than 100 species of native birds and more than 50 migratory birds.
It spreads over an area of 3sq km and this stretch of land surrounded by the Mound, which is 200 m above sea level provides a breath-taking view of the Kadalundi River and the sea. The Kadalundi river flowing through the sanctuary is ideal for boat rides. The sanctuary and the surrounding mangrove forest bestows a serene and soothing environment for the visitors. This place offers exciting activities like trekking, photography and picnicking. Crocodiles are the other major attraction of this bird sanctuary and they can be seen in deep river water.
The magnificent sight of numerous birds flocking over the water never fails to fascinate the tourists. Boat Ride facility is available here, by which one can see the mesmerizing view of this place.
The region has a hot and humid climate since it along the coast.The best time to visit the lace is around October to April, as migratory birds flock during this period of time.
The bird sanctuary is 19 km away from Calicut and can be reached by road. To reach the sanctuary by flight the nearest airport is Calicut.
You should definitely put this Bird Sanctuary on your list of places to visit before you die.
Want to enjoy the beauty of serene and unpolluted nature? We welcome you to this marvel of nature.
Nedumkayam is located in the Nilambur taluk of Malappuram District. Nedumkayam is noted for its rich rain forests and is THE place for trekking. This destination situated on the banks of Chaliyar River is renowned for tribal settlements, waterfalls and extensive teak plantations.
The main attractions in the forest is the elegant wooden rest house built during the colonial period. This wooden rest house offers a limitless view of the animals, particularly elephants and deer grazing in the forest. There is an elephant taming camp, which attracts large number of tourists every year. Tourists can also have a exquisite view of the green surroundings.The Chaliyar River is ideal for bathing and is rejuvenating. Tourists, nature lovers, and photographers will find a visit to Nedumkayam worthwhile.
However, the visitors will have to get prior permission of the Forest Department to enter the forestland, since this forest is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Nedumkayam is located about 15 km from the Nilambur Town.The nearest railway station is Nilambur. To reach the destination by flight the nearest airport is Calicut.
Kottakkal Arya Vaidhya Shala
Do you want your vacation to be more than just fun? Are you looking for an experience to cleanse yourself? Well, if you’re at Malappuram, head on straight to the Kottakkal Arya Vaidhya Shala.
It is a charitable institution that aims at the propagation of Ayurveda. It provides classical and authentic ayurvedic experiences to its clients.
This Ayurveda shala has branches all over India from Ernakulam, Palakkad to Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata and so on.
The Research and Development team associated with this Ayurveda shala is focused on the modernization and quality control of ayurvedic drugs.
The nearest airport is Calicut, which is 28km away and the nearest railway station is Tirur, 16 km away.
Don’t miss out on this rejuvenating and enriching experience.
Do you want to spend a day of your summer listening to the gushing of waterfalls? The perfect place for you would be the Adyanpara waterfalls!
This place isn’t just about sight-seeing and photography. It is the perfect picnic spot, providing a picturesque view of the waterfall. If you’re really adventurous, you could always slide down that waterfall. For those of you who like trekking, this place will do it for you. This location is the complete package and is the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends.
The best time to visit is the Monsoon season. That is, the months from September to December.
The nearest railway station would be Nilambur which is 16km away. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport which is 58km away.
What’s the perfect way to spend a hot summer? Visit a hill station!
Malappuram has its very own hill station called Kodikuthimala. Let’s rewind a bit. The British hoisted their flag on this hill top and that’s where this name originated. It is located at the Vettathur and Thazhekode villages.
Kodikuthimala is famous for its streams and waterfalls. The view from the top is to die for. Some of the main attractions include a watchtower and suicide point. Trekking to the top is a little difficult. However, if you’re really adventurous, it can be done.
This place is a favourite for all those who want to get away from the busy schedules. The peaceful atmosphere and panoramic view of Malappuram will bring tears to any eyes.
The best time to visit is from months May to September.
The nearest railway station is Palakkad which is 49 km away. The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport which is 100km away.
Are you looking to get away from the busy cities? Your perfect getaway would be Kakkadampoyil. It is a small village that’s located 19km away from Thiruvambady and 24km away from Nilambur. There are several tribal settlements here.
It is definitely a paradise of tourists from its picturesque scenery and amazing flora and fauna. A major attraction is the Valamthode waterfall which is in the vicinity of Kakkadampoyil Kuravan Puzha.
Kakkadampoyil has a lot of potential as a tourist location, not only in its scenic views, but also with its natives. Interaction with the people of Kakkadampoyil will truly be an experience to cherish to the end.
- This place is better for day tour as accommodations are difficult to find.
- Nearest homestays are in Thiruvambady.
- Nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport which is 40km away.
- Nearest railway station is Kozhikode which is 50km away.
- You can take KSRTC buses which are available from Thiruvambady.