Malappuram, situated in North Kerala is a talisman of historical significance, rich culture and remarkable heritage. The mountain range closely borders the area on the east and embellished by the Arabian Sea on the west. Historical monuments, traditions, and natural attractions make it a unique destination for travellers.
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Malappuram
- Kottakkunnu - Located at the crest of the Cantonment Hill, this hilly garden is known as the Marine drive of Malappuram. One of the highest earning tourist destinations, it is famous for the old fort ruins, which is known to be the first ever fort constructed by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. Visit Kottakkunnu to explore facilities like Open Air theatre, Lalitha Kala Academy Art gallery, a water park, Adventure Park, Kids’ Traffic Park, Balloon Park, and 16D Cinema.
- Arimbra Hills - Renowned as Mini Ooty, the Arimbra hills is a hotspot for locals. Located about 1050 ft above sea level, Arimbra will treat you with its panoramic views of the green valley and rolling hills. You could also go to Arimbra- Thiruvannamalai, Poolappees, Muchikundu, Cheruppadi Mala, Kunnumpuram and Kakkad are also for hiking.
- Nedumkayam Bridge Nilambur - It's a scenic spot where you can revel in nature's glory.
- Pazhayangadi Mosque - Also known as Kondotty mosque, Pazhayangadi Mosque is one of the main attractions of Malappuram. The white dome that rises like a beacon out of the verdant green will leave you awestruck.
- Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary - Located on a hillock is around 200m above sea level the bird sanctuary is 7 km from Beypore port. Locals know the sanctuary by the name of Kadalundi Nagaram. There are about 60 varieties of migratory birds and 100 varieties of native birds here. From November to April the migratory birds such as terns, greenshanks, sand plovers, seagulls, turnstones, and sandpipers can be seen in the sanctuary along with fishes, mussels, crabs, otters and jackals.
- Keralamkundu Waterfalls - Formed due to the cascading water from a miraculous rock, the waterfall is located in the middle of the Silent Valley is a village called Karuvarakundu. It is a must-visit place for adventure freaks and nature lovers.
- Teak Museum - One-of-its-kind Teak Museum is located at Nilambur. It is a treasure trove of historical, aesthetic and scientific aspects of Teak. The 480 years old teak tree stump that was was brought from Nagarampara forest range is a must see.
- Biyyam Kayal - This is undoubtedly the best backwater lakes in Malappuram. The hanging bridge built across the lake is tourists' favourite. A large number of water-related sports and activities are conducted at Biyyam Kayal.
To escape the scorching sun, greenery is always the best option. If you plan on visiting Malappuram, make sure you have put these places on your itinerary.
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