This is another district of Kerala with many historic and archaeological places. The ancient temples, mosques, the traditional system of medicines, a bird sanctuary, the festivals, the unique costume of the people, all speak volumes of the rich heritage of the district which has adopted the name of one of its major cities-Malappuram. The name means ‘Land of the Hills’.

The city lays on the Calicut-Madras Road, 52km from Calicut town in the neighbouring district. The Nilgiris in the eastern section of the district provide for a lot of tourism for the state. The Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathappuzha are the three main rivers here.

As the headquarters of the popular Zamorins of Kozhikode, this place used to signify a lot of importance in their days. It later became an important centre for the British and even for Tipu Sultan. There is a fort in ruins that marks his foray into this part of Kerala. It was the seat of the Mappila Revolt for independence.
At one time, it formed a part of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. It was a centre for Hindu and Islamic learning. The years between 1957 and 1969 were very important for the formation of the district. The hills of Nilambur are known for their teak forests and the teak museum. Vavilmala, at 2,339m, is the tallest point of the district. Vellarimala is the second highest at 2,335m.

The Karipur airport is the nearest airport at less than 50km away. There is a railway station at Malappuram. Calicut, Palakkad and Cochin are other railway stations nearby. Buses will take you to Malappuram from Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur and Cohin.



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