Teak Museum, Nilambur:
Situated at Canoli Plot, Nilambur this is the only teak museum in the world. It also houses around 55 types of bamboos and arboretum and the biggest Teak in the world. A butterfly park is also attached with the Museum. Visiting hours 10 am to 5 pm.
Entry pass: Rs. 10/- per head. Phone: 04931-222846
Vairamkode Bhagavathy Temple:
Vairamkode Bhagavathy Temple is one of oldest Bhadrakaali temples in Kerala. The deity here is goddess Bhadra Kaali. Vairankode Temple was constructed by Azhvanchery Thamprakkal about 1500 years ago. The sister of Kodungallur Bhagavathy cross the Bharathappuzha river and reach Azhvanchery mana. The Thamprakkal placed Bhagavaty at Vairamkode.
Vairamkode Bhagavaty Theeyattu:
(Vairamkode Temple Festival-Every year, in the month of February, the festival is celebrated. The festival lasts for 6 days (from Sunday to Friday), The Fesival starts with Maram mury (To cut offered Jack Fruit Tree to make fire for Kanlattam) the 3rd day after Maram muri celebrating Cheriya Thiyyattu (Common Celebration). The Cheriya Thiyyattu for nearby villages. The 6th day celebration called Valiya Thiyyattu (Grand Festival).
(Kadalundipuzha) is one of the four most important rivers flowing through Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The other three are the Chaliyar, the Bharathappuzha and the Tirur River. This rain-fed river is 110 kilometres (68 mi) long and is one of the most important rivers in the district. It is formed by the confluence of the Olipuzha River and the Veliyar River. Kadalundi Nagaram is situated in the north western border of Malappuram district, where the Kadalundi river flows into the Arabian sea. It is 10 km north of Parappanangadi. The nearest railway station is at Vallikkunnu. Kadalundi Nagaram is seasonal abode of migratory birds, which flock in on the vast stretch of water during February – April Pooram festival in the Niramkitha Kotta Bhagavati temple near Vallikunnu, lasts for a week, attracting thousands.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
(19 km from Kozhikode and 7 km from Beypore port):
The sanctuary is spread over a cluster of islands in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. Over a hundred varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. A hillock which is 200 m above sea level provides a splendid view of the river mouth and the sea. The place is also known for a wide variety of fish, mussels and crabs. The national harbor at Kadalundi is an earthly paradise for migratory birds. The large flock of birds that come here is the breath-taking backdrop of wooded greenery that enthralls bird watchers and nature lovers in no small measure.
Over a hundred varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of migrating birds flock here from Siberia, Persian Gulf, Europe, America and Himalayan ranges in large numbers. A hillock, which is 200 meters above sea level, provides a splendid view of the river mouth and the sea.
The Vallikunnu Grama Panchayat through the people’s plan tries to develop this area as a major tourist center in south India. An information center, a bird museum, slide project facilities, photo exhibition hall, miracle expo centre, and science museum are being planned as part of the over all schemes. Instead of that the Panchayath administration has taken care to include water cruise facilities. For this purpose, a fleet of motorboats and a mini boat jetty are also planned.
Padinharekara, the lovely beach is close to Ponnani and at the end point of the Tippu Sultan road. It offers a breath taking view of the confluence of the river Bharathapuzha and Tirurpuzha with the Arabian sea. This place is noted for migratory birds, gathering in thousands during February-April.
A beach resort set in the middle of a coconut grove is the main attraction here. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is just a short distance away.
(11 km from Perinthalmanna on the NH to Palakkad):
The perennial springs and the green mountains form an alluring landscape. View tower and other facilities have been developed at this spot. Known as Ooty of Malappuram, Kodikuthimala emerged as one of the important center of tourist attraction. 1500 feet above from sea level, this place is cooler than the height indicates. The DTPC plans some development schemes to convert this hilly area into a tourist hot spot.
Located in the Kurumbalangode village of Nilambur taluk, Adyanpara is famous for its waterfalls and the splendour of its lush jungles. It is situated 15 km away from Nilambur.
Thirunavaya (8 km south of Tirur):
Situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha, this was one of the venues for Mamangam, a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala, held once every 12 years. This extravagant festival was conducted for the last time in 1766. Today, Thirunavaya is the venue for the annual Sarvodaya Mela. The Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple is also a famous pilgrim centre. During karkidakavavu, people flock at the banks of Bharathapuzha here, to perform the pithrukriya for the departed souls. The site of Melpatthur Illam, the home of the great poet, Melppatthur Narayana Bhattathiri; author of Narayaneeyam, is about 2 miles from here.
(15 km from Nilambur): This is one of the beautiful and dense forest in Kerala with a splendid variety of flaura & fauna. This area i an integral part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve and an ideal place for trekking. 18 Kms away from Nilambur where the rain forest flourish, elephants and other wild animals can be viewed from the wooden rest house built by the British. An elephant-taming center, which still attracts visitors from all climes, is also there. Half an hour drive through the dense forests, leads to Mancherri, the settlement of Chola Naikars, a primitive tribe. Adyanpara in Kurmbalangod village of Nilambur Taluk is famous for its waterfalls and the splendor of wooded jungle. This cascade is a spectacle of unrivalled grandeur. The wild beauty of this place is a rare treat for the eyes and heart of the travelers. The Malappuram District Panchayat allotted funds to use this waterfall for generation of electricity. The Elembalai hill is the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu, where the river Chaliyar originates.
This hill clothed in dense forest and bamboo woods adds to the beauty of the same. The mass wild life in Nilambur, Amarambalam, Melathur and Wandoor attracts hundreds of visitors every season. The region is a beloved homestead of innumerable birds and animals. To the lover of nature, the botanist and the naturalist, this region offers every charm in forest, mountain valley and cultivated plain. Elephants, bosons, deers tigers, blue monkeys, bears, boards, rabbits wild cats and dogs are found in the forests along with a variety of birds and reptiles. This variety of wild life welcomes the visitors with their own melody. Very often flying squirrels and black panthers are found here.
The Kavanakallu Regulator cum bridge in Chaliyar river, 13 Kms away from Kondotty hill gives Nilambur a unique place in Kerala’s Tourist map. 95 percentage of the construction of the regulator has been completed. After the completion of the regulator, about 60 Kms long artificial lake will be formed. A big scheme is underway to develop Chaliyar as a major tourist center. Ph: 04931-220392/220307
Poonthanam Illam, Kizhattoor, Perinthalmanna:
This is the house of Poonthanam Namboothiri, an exponent of the Krishan cult of the Bhakthi movement, known for his work, Janappana (song of knowledge). Sreekrishna Temple where he used to pray is situated nearby.
This is the place, which witnessed the 1921 Malabar Mutiny.
Situated 3 km away from Anakkayam town on the Manjeri – Perinthalmanna road is this ancient mental health care center.
Thali temple, Perinthalmanna:
The temple is located about 3 km west of Perinthalmanna on the way to Malappuram.
Thirumandhamkunnu Temple, Angadipuram:
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this is an important pilgrim centre in Malappuram. The annual Pooram festival celebrated in March/April attracts large numbers of devotees. A unique custom here is the arrival of Vellathiri in the Pooram ground to give audience to the Malayankutty, the headman of the Pana tribal community. Kalampattu is an important offering here. Mangalya pooja, Rigveda laksharchana and Chandattam are other important poojas.
The Jama-at Mosque, 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 (martyrs) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotty
(18 km east of Manjeri, on the way to Malappuram):
The three day long Valia Nercha feast at this 500 year old Muslim pilgrim centre, celebrated in February /March, is a local cultural event.
Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple
(3 km north of Vettichira on the highway connecting Kozhikode to Thrissur):
Dedicated to Kirathaparvathi, this temple has no idol. Poojas are performed at a hole (about 6 cm in diameter) into which the Goddess is said to have disappeared after showing Her presence to Adi Sankaracharya. Poomoodal, offering of flowers of thecchi (Ixora indica) is an important feature here. Mutturakkal is another offering made by breaking coconuts.
Vettakkorumakan Temple, Nilambur:
The Nilambur Pattu festival held here features singing of hymns by the members of The Royal Family along with the tribals of Nilambur.
Kottakkal (12 km southwest of Malappuram):
This small town is home to the famed Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, one of the pioneer institutions of Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine, in Kerala. Founded in 1902 by Vaidyaratnam P S Warrier, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala has branches all over the State as well as in Delhi and Madras.
One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the State, the Arya Vaidyasala runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home and a hospital. The chief physician can be consulted only by appointment made at least 10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home include family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suites.
(Sometimes Mampuram) is a Muslim pilgrimage centre located 26 km. east of Tirur, Malappuram district, Kerala, South India on the Malabar Coast. Mamburam is on the banks of the river Kadalundipuzha. Mambaram is famous for the Mamburam Makham, which is the shrine intended and used primarily as a receptacle for the dead bodies of the principle Thangals. The Mambaram Nercha, is held every year in the month of Muharram. near the tomb of Sayyid Alavi Thangal, the famous Mamburam Thangal.
By Road: Mambaram is just 2 K.Ms away from the N.H 17,V.K.Padi.And 40 Kilo Meters from nearest city, Kozhikode
By Rail: Nearest major railway station is Tirur(10 K.Ms away) and nearest railway station is Parappanangadi(6 K.Ms away).
Air:Mambaram is just 16 K.Ms away from the Calicut International Airpor
Twelve Kms. north east of Malappuram town, Manjeri is the head quarters of Ernad Taluk. It was a live centre of the National Movement. Manjeri Kovilakam was the seat of the ruling families under the Zamourins. The District Hospital and the District Court are at Manjeri . Some district offices like the District Medical Office, PWD Roads Division, Local Works division etc. are also functioning in this town. Anakkayam 2 Kms. from Manjeri was an important center in the 1921 mass upsurge. Anti British revolts took place from 1790 itself, in and around Manjeri.
Boarding Thrissur district, Perumpadappu was the seat of Cochin princes known as Perumpadappu Swarupam. It is now the headquarters of Prumpadappu Block. Puthenpalli mosque and jaram attract devotees, Perumpadappu is about 15 kms. form Ponnani. Veliyancode near Perumpadappu in the coastal line, is an important Islamic centre from ancient times, The religious leader Umar Quasi (1757-1852) was also a social reformer.
Ponnani is connected by road from Kuttipuram railway station. National Highway 17 passes through this town, which is divided by the Canolly Canal, adding to its beauty.The only port in the district, this is an important fishing centre. During the months of February/April, thousands of migratory birds arrive here.
Located close to Ponnani is Biyyan Kayal, a placid, green-fringed waterway with watersports facility.Ponnani is the only port in Malappuram district and one of the oldest ones in Kerala. A tidal port at the mouth of Bharathappuzha..Ponnani is a town of mosques and Khabaristans.
Though described as a place of 23 mosques, there are nearly more than 50 mosques. Malik Ibnu Dinar, the first Islamic missionary who came to Kerala, was believed to have visited Ponnani. The Huma Ath mosque, the biggest mosque in the town was built by Sheikh Zainuddin Makhodum in the 16th Century.
Zainuddin was proficient in Arabic and he wrote books. Zainuddin Makhodum-II was another scholar who wrote the early history of Kerala muslims. The religions established by the Makhodum-I, is renounced all over the country.Trikavu in Ponnani was one among the seats of the Zamorin, from where he controlled the trade and commerce. The famous Trikavu Durga temple here, clebrates Navarathri festival.
Ten km South-east of Ponnani, is the legendary Mookuthala Bhagavathi temple, one of the ancient Durga temples of Kerala. It is believed that Sankaracharya is associated with founding of the temple.
The Karthika Mahotsav, celebrated in Vrischikam (November-December) attracts thousands of devotees. The Mookkuthala stone, believed to be growing from below the idol every day, is considered sacred. Sukapuram temple near Edappal, is another important Hindu temple.Biyyam Kayal is a spread of backwaters near Ponnani town, where a boat race is conducted annually, during Onam celebrations.
A permanent pavilion is built for the spectators and nearly a dozen country boats, including some rowed by women participate. A big scheme is underway to develop a tourist complex here, with hotel, park and pedal boats.
500 meters away from Malappuram town, it is a historically important place. One can see the traces of an old fort at the base of cantonment hill. The fort was the first to be built by the Zamorine of Kozhikode. Nearby are the Vettakkorumakan temple and Siva temple with the famous murals of Malabar. The British authority used it as a firing range and many a Moppila rebel was killed here by them.
Authorities built a helipad at the top. On evening large numbers of people gather here to see the sunset. A children’s park is made here by the DTPC.Located near the district collectorate in Malappuram, one can see traces of an old fort at the crest 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.
At the floor of the Cantonment Hill is the maiden called Kottappadi (“fort gate”), though today there are only traces of the old fort built by the British to protect Malappuram from the accession of Malabar by Mysore.
Ma,din acadmy is the one of the educational and social work institution in malappuram. Recently ma’din is growing to be the sole attraction of thousands of foreigners by its activities. The infrastructural facilities of ma’din are the clubbing of ancient roman, Persian, Arabian and Malabar models. It provides educational arrangements to primary level to research level. Various social work endeavors including schools for otherwise able student is the attraction of ma’din academy.it is just five km away from malapuram city in kozikode road.
Kadampuzha Devi Temple:
it is a Hindu temple and pilgrimage center at Kadampuzha, Malappuram district, Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga, a form of Devi. There is no idol in the temple.Karthikai day in the month Vrishchikam (November–December), is considered a special day and is celebrated in a grand manner at the temple. The deity is considered more powerful on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Annadaana (food offering) is made daily at the temple. Plastic bags are not allowed inside the temple. The coconuts are to be “offered” by carrying them on a non-plastic bags.
The temple, owned by Malabar Devaswom Board under the Government of Kerala, is administered through a trust consisting of the Hindu-Variar family and non hereditary co-opted trustees.There is another temple, Madambiyar Kavu Temple, situated a short distance away from the Kadampuzha Devi Temple, which was originally constructed and maintained by the “Thekkencheri” Nair family. The idol of the Madambiyar Kavu Temple is god Siva in his “Kirata” incarnation.
The University of Calicut:
It is an affiliating university in the southern state of Kerala in India. It is situated in Thenjipalam, in the district of Malappuram with a number of off-campus centres in neighbouring districts. The University conducts courses and examinations for the students of the affiliated colleges. The main campus in Thenjipalam has departments in most of the science and humanities areas. The departments offer post graduate courses and research programmes. However, the main business in the campus is administration and conduct of examinations for all the affiliated colleges which number above 250.
Thunchan Memorial, Tirur:
This is the birth place of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language. On Vijayadasami Day, many come here for vidyarambham, the ceremony in which children are initiated into learning. The iron stylus with which Ezhuthachan wrote his texts on palm leaves and the ancient kanjira tree under which he composed his poems are treasured exhibits here
Trikandiyur Shiva Temple:
The idol at this ancient temple is said to have been installed by Parasurama, the legendary creator of Kerala. The temple is located near the town of Tirur and attracts devotees from far and wide.
Alathiyur Hanuman Temple:
(12 km from Tirur): One of the famous Hanuman Temple in Kerala and also dedicated to Sree Rama and Baratha. Special Pooja: Neyvedyam – Aval. Ph: 0494-2430666
The small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of Tanur town is Keraladeshapuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
- Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram (March – April)
- Kottakkal Pooram (March – April)
- Nilambur Pattu (February)
- Kondotty Nercha (March)
- Ma’din prayer congregation of Ramsan 27th eve