The name Malapuram means'terraced place atop the hills"is derived from the overall geographical characteristics of the district headquarter.It came into existence on June sixteen, 1969.Before the formation of the district, the region was known as as Eranad, Valluvanad and so on. Malappuram district consists of portion of Palakkad and Kozhikode districts.ThirunavayaThe classic medieval center of religious writing learning and native politics, Kottakal, home of the standard writing drugs and Ponani one of the oldest centre of education of Islam the region all comes under Malapuram district along with cities like Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Chemmad and Edappal. From the early 1921, Malappuram district has witnessed a series of devastating revolts and massacres called the Moplah rebellions,which led to the degradation of the economical, social, and political development for decades.

Malappuram has a huge wildlife and variety of tiny hills, forests, small rivers and streams..Enriched by the great rivers of Chaliyar, kadalundi and bharatapuzha, Malappuram has an astounding and eventful history. It also famous due to its backwaters and paddy, arecanut, cashew nut, pepper, ginger, pulses, coconut, banana, tapioca, and rubber plantations. It's the foremost populated districts in Kerala. The district has a very rich cultural and political heritage.Enriched by 3 nice rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, Kadalundi and therefore the Bharathapuzha, Malappuram has a great and eventful history. Being the head quarters for the military camp for zamorins it has witnessed the uprising of the mappila revolts against the British east India Company in Kerala.

TOURIST SPOTS IN MALAPPURAM

Nilambur:- Nilambur is mainly known for its natural beauty and wild life. manifested in a variety of ways in its extensive forests teeming with bamboos, teak, rosewood, venteak,choropin, mahagoni, etc.

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Nilambur

Nilambur is mainly known for its natural beauty and wild life. manifested in a variety of ways in its extensive forests teeming with bamboos, teak, rosewood, venteak,choropin, mahagoni, etc.This beautiful town on the bank of the Chaliyar River is at a distance of 70 km from Calicut , 100 km from Ooty (Uddagamandalam) and 40 km from Malappuram town. Located in the eastern side of Malappuram district, Kerala, this small sleepy town has a surprise in store for its visitors.Renowned for the oldest teak plantation in the world also known as 'The Conolly's Plot'- is just 2 km from Nilambur town. The place is noted for its tribal settlements, the world's first Teak Museum, vast rain forests, waterfalls and ancient residences of maharajas called as kovilakoms. It is an important halting place for tourist enroute to Ooty. Presently Nilambur taluk comprises 19 villages.

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Kottakal:- The world renowned centre for Ayurveda, Kottakal is situated in Malapuram. The Arya Vaidya Sala, was established by P.S. Warrier the well known physician and social reformer.

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Kottakal

The world renowned centre for Ayurveda, Kottakal is situated in Malapuram. The Arya Vaidya Sala, was established by P.S. Warrier the well known physician and social reformer. People from different parts of the world come for treatment in ayurveda to Kottakal. There is an Ayurveda college which comes under the Arya Vaidya Sala. Art and culture also flourished in Kottakkal with the sponsorship of Arya Vaidya Sala. The famous P.S.V. Natyasanghom which has a unique place in promoting Kathakali is situated in Kottakal. Venkata Theva temple near the Arya Vaidya sala, is noted for its renowned mural paintings. Kottakkal Pooram festival attracts thousands of people from different places. Connoisseurs of music, art, culture and literature of the country, participate in the cultural mela organized in connection with the pooram.

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Thirunavaya Temple:- Heritage and culture of Kerala has been enriched by a history which dates back to ages and temples play an profound role in the same.

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Thirunavaya Temple

Heritage and culture of Kerala has been enriched by a history which dates back to ages and temples play an profound role in the same. The famous Thirunavaya Temple of Malappuram, one of the most revered temples of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a must visit places in Kerala. Located on the banks of the River Bharathapuzha, the ancient Thirunavaya Temple is one of the major tourist attractions of Malappuram, The temple was the traditional venue for the historic ritual of the Mamankam festival, an enactment of traditional martial arts by suicide squads. During Karkidakavavu, people gather here at the banks of River Bharathapuzha,, to perform the pithrukriya ritual for the departed souls.

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Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary:- The bird sanctuary of Kadalundi is adjoining a cluster of islands in a very scenic space encircled by hillocks where the Kadalundi River flows into the Arabian Sea.

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Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

The bird sanctuary of Kadalundi is adjoining a cluster of islands in a very scenic space encircled by hillocks where the Kadalundi River flows into the Arabian Sea. The place is regionally referred to as Kadalundi Nagaram. This virgin land is the abode for hundred species of native birds and over sixty species of migratory birds such as seagulls, terns, sandpipers, sand plovers, red and greenshanks, turnstones that flock here in massive numbers from Oct to March. A hillock close to this place which is 200 metres above the sea level provides a spell bounding view of the river mouth and the sea. Kadalundi is additionally notable for its large varieties of fish, mussels and crabs.

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ARTS & ATTRACTIONS

ARTS & ATTRACTIONS :- The numerous art forms of Kerala have always made its impact on the rich culture of Kerala.

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FOOD ITEMS IN KERALA

FOOD ITEMS :- The cuisines of Kerala are inspired by its cultural heritage and the generous availability of seafood, poultry and coconut.

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