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Malappuram , Kerala - Malappuram Tourism and places of importance

Malappuram is around 50 kms south-east of Kozhikode. Malappuram town is the head quarters of the Malappuram district.
Malappuram is famous for its football tournaments.While most of India consider cricket a religion,malappuram has embraced football as its favorite.
During FIFA world cups you will witness the fans associations for all major teams especially Brazil and Argentina.

Picnic spots and places of Malapuram district.

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Chaliyar or Beypore river: Chaliyar also known as Beypore (Beypore Beach,Beypore Beach Tour,Kozhikode(Calicut...) river is a major river of Kerala and flows through Malappuram district.

Kadalundi River : Kadalundi river, also known as Karimpuzha or Oravanpurampuzha, originates from the Silent Valley reserve forests at an elevation of 1219 metres above the sea level.

Bharathapuzha : Bharathapuzha is always Malayalis faourite river.Bharathapuzha also known as Nila nadi or Ponnani river, has its source in the Anamalai hills.
Because of uncontrolled sand mining the river is fast dying.

Places of importance

Kadampuzha Bhagavathi temple: Kadampuzha Bhagavathi temple is in Melmuri village of Tirur taluk is situated 3 Km north of Vettichira on the NH-17 connecting Calicut and Trissur said to have been set up by Jagadguru Sankaracharya.It is a major pilgrimage center of Kerala.

Tirunavaya
The land of ancient Mamankam, Tirunnavya is South of Tirur and situated on the banks of Bharathapuzha.In olden days, Mamankam was a grand assembly of the rulers held once in 12 years.It is a place of historical importance.
The ancient and famous temple on the banks of the Bharathapuzha dedicated to Lord Shiva was the traditional venue of the ritual of Mamankam an enactment of traditional martial arts by suicide squades.

Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti: It is around 18km east of Manjeri on the way to Malappuram. The three day long Valia Nercha feat at this 500 year old

Valiya Juma Masjid Malappuram: This is an important pilgrim centre of the Muslims of Kerala.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary: Over a 100 varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of migratory birds flock here.Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is located 19kms from Kozhikode and 7kms from Beypore port, the sanctuary which is spread over a cluster of islands covers an area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundipuzha flows in to the Arabian sea.

Kottakkal Ayurvedic Medical College (Kottakal,Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala,How to reach?)

Kottakkal, 13kms from Malappuram, is the premier centre for the traditional classical Indian medical system of Ayurveda with a renowned private institution set up in 1900. It possess a large private hospital, drugs producing centre, herbarium and even an Ayurvedic Medical College.

Nilambur: Nilambur is on the Calicut - Ootty highway, 40 Kms from Malappuram is well known for its teak plantations, said to the oldest in the world known as Connolly's plot and has Teak Museum.

Adyanpara: Adyanpara lies in Kurumbalangode village of Nilambur taluk and is famous for its water falls and the splendour of its wooded jungles.

Tirur-Thunjan Paramba
Tirur is 41 Kms. south of Kozhikode, on the Mangalore-Chennai railway line. Thunjan Paramba in Trikandiyur, 3 Kms. from Tirur railway station, is sacred for all who sepak Malayalam. This is the birth place of Thunjath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan of the 15 century AD, honoured as the father of Malayalam literature.

Ponnani
Ponnani is the only port in Malappuram district and one of the oldest ones in Kerala. A tidal port at the mouth of Bharathappuzha, Ponnani is an important fishing center.

How to reach
AIR
An intenational airport at Karipur (Calicut Airport) 26 Km Away from Malappuram

RAIL
Line through the costal belt runs through several towns situated in Malappuram district such as Tirur, Kuttippuram.
Tirur ,Kuttippuram,Nilambur,Angadipuram

ROAD
Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

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