|Malappuram, one of the district of Kerala, was formed in 1969. The geographical area of the district is 3,550 sq. km. It is the third largest district of Kerala, as it
occupies 9.13 per cent of the total area of the state. The total population of Malappuram is 36,29,640 as per the census report of 2001. The number of male in
the total population is 17,59,479 where as the number of female in the district is 18,70,161. The population density of Malappuram is 1022 per square kilometer.
The prospect of Malappuram lies in its tourism. Nestled within the Nilgiri Hills and the Lakshadweep Sea, Malappuram, the district cum city of this state of south India, attracts tourists for its backwaters, small hills, lush forests, palm fringed seacoast as well as a notable collection of wildlife.
Located at the top of the hills, this place is known for its natural beauty. The small streams and rivers flowing through the place add on to this beauty. Apart from this, the district is considered to be the states revenue district.
Tourisits Attraction :
Padinharekara beach: Close to Ponnani and at the end point of the Tipu Sulthan road. It offers a breath taking view of the confluence of the river Bharathapuzha and Tirur puzha with the Arabian sea.Angadipuram: About 1.5 Kms west of Perinthalmanna. This is an important place on the Madras-Calicut Trunk road through which the Shoranur-Nilambur railway line also passes. This place has two well known temples Thirumandhamkunnu and Tali. Valiya Juma Masjid Malappuram: 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 (martys) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti: (18km east of Manjeri. On the way to Malappuram): The three day long Valia Nercha feat at this 500 year old Muslim pilgrim centre, celebrated in February/March, is a local cultural event. Moyin Kutty Vaidyar- Kondotty, the finest exponanent of Mappila Pattu. His Badral Muneer - Husn-Ul-Jamal, the earliest romantic piece is praised for its craft.
Kottakunnu : One can see trace of an old fort at the base of the cantonment Hill. The fort was the first to be built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. Nearby are the
Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Siva temple with the famous murals of Malabar. DTPC has plan to develop Kottakunnu in to an attractive park and the District Sports Council to establish a stadium nearby.
Valiya Juma Masjid Malappuram : 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 (martys) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
How To Reach There :
By Air :Karipur International Airport is situated at a nearby distance of about 25 km from the heart of the city of Malappuram.
By Train :Kozhikode railway station is the nearest major railway station.
By Road : An extensive road network connects Malappuram with most of the cities in Kerala like Kochi
Climate of Malappuram :The best season to visit Malappuram is during the months of September to March as the weather conditions are pleasant. Best Season: Throughout the year Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 15 to 30°C
Best Season: Oct - Feb
Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 15 to 30°C