Malappuram is located in the northern part of Kerala. Malappuram has a historic significance in the history of its remarkable heritage and rich culture. Malappuram is flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west and western ghats in the east. Nature attractions, time-worn traditions, and historical monuments make Malappuram a unique destination for travelers. Let us have a look at some of the top must-visit destinations in Malappuram.
A hilly garden Kottakkunnu is famously known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram. Kottakunnu is famous for the ruins of the old fort, one of the first ones constructed by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. Kottakkunnu is located in the crest of the Cantonment Hill. The park consists of 16D cinema, Ballon Park, Adventure Park, Open Air theatre, etc.
Arimbra Hills also known as Mini Ooty is one of the favorite locations of the tourist. The Arimba hills are at a height of 1050 ft above the sea level. The hills have a similar environment similar to Otty, hence the name Mini Ooty.
Arimbra offers the tourist with panoramic views of emerald valleys and rolling hills. The trekking trails near the hill namely Kakkad, Mala, Thirvonmala, Poolappes, Muchikundu, Kunnumpuram, Cheruppadi, etc are adventurous. The twisting roads and topsy-turvey paths would give you soul-stirring experience.
15km from Nilambur in Malappuram lies the dense forest Nedumkayam rich with a variety of fauna and flora. Here you get to experience nature in full glory. The spot is ideal for trekking. The elephant taming center within the forest is a great place to visit. The wooden rest house gives you an amazing view of wildlife like elephants and deer. Nedumkayam is the haven of wildlife photographers, nature lovers mad wildlife watchers.
Pazhayangadi mosque is also known as Kondotty Mosque is one of the top attractions of Malappuram. The mosque is located 19 km from east of Manjeri. The mosque is one of the esteemed and ancient mosques in Kerala.
Muhammed Shah is associated with the construction of the mosque. He is a Muslim saint from Persia and known as Kondotty Thangal. The mosque is built in the Mughal style architecture and traditional sculpture.
The highlight of the amazing mosque is the white dome that rises like a beacon out in the emerald hilly environment.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is another major attraction. The bird sanctuary is located 19 km from Kozhikode, 200 m above sea level. The bird sanctuary is also called Kadalundi Nagaram.
The sanctuary is home to about 60 varieties of migratory birds & 100 types of local birds. The migratory birds like seagulls, greenshanks, etc visit the sanctuary between November to April.
Kerala is blessed with mighty waterfalls that cascade down the picturesque Western Ghats and meander through the undulating valleys. Keralamkundu is one such waterfall that cascades down from a large rock. The waterfalls are listed under the offbeat waterfalls of Kerala. The village Karuvarakkundu is located in the silent valley.