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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More