With a rich history, fast-developing cities, and beautiful natural locations, Malappuram is a great tourist place in Kerala. As per the survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Malappuram metropolitan area is the fastest-growing city in the world. It recorded a stunning 44.1% growth between 2015 and 2020. But this rapid growth does not affect the rural parts of the district. Thus it still preserves the natural beauty that is unique to the State.
Many places in Malappuram will enthrall history aficionados. The prehistoric rock-cut caves in Melmuri, Ponmala Oorakam, and Vengara, the 1500-year-old Jain temple on Oorakam hill, remnants of Zamorin’s palaces are a few of the attractions. The ancient Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, 500-year-old Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kadampuzha Bhagavathy temple, and so on proclaim the rich culture of the land. The natural beauty of the place is kept intact in Arimbra hills, Nedumkayam forest, Kadalundi bird sanctuary, and Biyyam Kayal.