Malappuram, one of the district of Kerala, was formed in 1969. The geographical area of the district is 3,550 sq. km. It is the third largest district of Kerala, as it occupies 9.13 per cent of the total area of the state. The total population of Malappuram is 36,29,640 as per the census report of 2001. The number of male in the total population is 17,59,479 where as the number of female in the district is 18,70,161. The population density of Malappuram is 1022 per square kilometer.

Malappuram is situated 50 km southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the Arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south, Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. They are seen in the many examples of Indo European architecture that still exist here.Malappuram is a district in Kerala. The lush greenery, rivers, hills, and forests are the beautiful assets of Malappuram. The place offers colourful festivals and various adventurous activities. The tourists of Malappuram can enjoy the sight seeing of Padinharekara beach.

Presently, Malappuram District is comprised of 2 revenue divisions, 6 taluks, 135 villages, 14 blocks, 5 municipalities and 100 panchayats. Panchayats are responsible for mother and child welfare, agricultural production, rural industry, medical relief, grazing grounds, local roads, and water tanks and wells. Alongside historic moments and diverse natural attractions, Malappuram is also well-known for spectacular festivals held at its temples and mosques.

Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. It was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This district was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts between 1792 and 1921.The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala. It was a famous centre for Hindu-Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy.

It offers a breath taking view of the confluence of the river Bharathapuzha and Tirur puzha with the Arabian Sea. People who come to this place can do pilgrimage in the places like Kadampuzha, Angadipuram which is well known for Thirumandhamkynnu and Tali temple; Thirunavaya, Trikandiyur, etc. Like wise there are lots of Muslim shrines which include Masjid, Mosque, etc. Other than holy places you can see historical forts, bird sanctuary, etc. If you love watery adventure then join to experience the water sports in Biyyam Kayal which is a greenery fringed waterway.

Malappuram is surrounded by various places of interest like Manjeri which is an important administrative and commercial center; Tirur is a railway station of the Shoranur-Mangalore, the Coastal town Tanur, and many more to explore. To discover Malappuram never forget to include Malappuram trip into your Kerala trip. The sheer beauty of the Nature and its significant attractive places will make you come back again and again.

Location info:

50 km southeast of Kozhikode

Climate/Weather of Malappuram Districts :

The district has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent elsewhere the state, viz. Dry season from December to February, hot season from March to May, the Southwest Monsoon from June to September and the North East Monsoon from October to November.

History of Malappuram Districts :

The district has a rich cultural and political heritage. Malappuram has seen participation in national movements such as Khilafat Movement or Moplah Rebellion, which was a protest by the Muslims of Malabar against the abolition of the Islamic Caliphate in Turkey by the British. At a national level Mahatma Gandhi supported the Khilafat Movement as an opportunity to draw Muslims to the mainstream Independence Movement. However, the Islamic radicals turned it into a violent movement.Leftist historians have associated the Khilafat Movement as a ´peasant uprising´ in Malabar.

Before Indian Independence in 1947, Malappuram was a part of Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of British India. The area covered by the present district was administered as a part of Kozhikode, Ernad, Valluvanad and Ponnani taluks. Malabar District remained part of Madras state for some time after after Indian Independence.

On 1 November 1956, Malabar District was merged with Travancore-Cochin to form the state of Kerala.Large-scale changes in the territorial jurisdiction of this tract took place in 1957 and 1969. On 1 January 1957, Tirur taluk was newly formed taking portions of Ernad and Ponnani taluks. Another portion of Ponnani taluk was transferred to the newly formed Chavakkad taluk. The residuary portion constitutes present day Ponnani taluk. Perinthalmanna was a new taluk formed out of the erstwhile Valluvanad taluk. Of these, Ernad and Tirur continued under Kozhikode District and Perinthalmanna as well as Ponnani under the Palakkad District.

The new district of Malappuram was formed with four taluks, Ernad, Perinthalmanna, Tirur and Ponnani, four statutory towns, fourteen developmental blocks and 95 panchayats. Two more taluks, namely Tirurangadi and Nilambur, were formed later by bifurcating Tirur and Ernad taluks.

Educational Institutions of Malappuram Districts :

NSS College
Manjeri, Malappuram, Kerala

Govt College Malappuram
Malappuram, Kerala

Unity Womens College
Malappuram, Kerala

Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Malappuram, Kerala - 0494 2686214

Vengara, Malappuram, Kerala

Government Engineering College, Thrissur
Thrissur, Thrissur, Kerala - 0487 2320299

Malappuram, Kerala

KMCT College of Engineering
Kozhikode, Kerala - 0495 2295395

St Joseph's College Devagiri
Kozhikode, Kerala State 673008 - 0495 2355901

Shornur Perinthalmanna Highway, , Kerala - 09447667650

Calicut Medical College Canteen
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala

PSMO Arts Science College
Parappanangadi - Areacode Road, Thirurangadi, , Kerala

NTC College of Engineering
Perintalmanna, Malappuram, Kerala

MES College Of Engineering
Kerala State

MES College
Malapuram, Kerala

St. Thomas College, Thrissur

Government Polytechnic College
Angadippuram, Angadipuram, Malappuram, Kerala

Sree Kerala Varma College
Thrissur, Thrissur, Kerala

Decibel College of Advanced Professional Studies
Main Rd, Olavakod, Palghat, , Kerala 679303 - 09895027721

Pratibha College
Malappuram, Kerala


The local language spoken here is Malayalam the mother tongue of the people of Kerala known as keralites or Malayalees


Malappuram district has a good tradition in the field of art and culture. Many renowned writers and poets hail from this part of the land. Thunjath Ezhuthachan, honoured as the father of modern Malayalam literature was born in Trikkandiyur near Tirur, 400 years ago. Mampuram is a historical place which was involved in anti-British agitation in Malabar in 1921. A grave of Mampuram Thangal who is a leader and scholar of Muslims in Kerala Veliyankode is located here.It is also the birthplace of Omar Qazi, a Muslim scholar and a leader of anti British strikes.The family of Panakkad Thangal is located at Panakkad.

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Major railway stations are Thirur, Kuttippuram. Local passenger service on Shornore- Nilambur line.
Nearest Airport:Calicut airport is at Karippur in the district. 36 km. away from district headquarters.
Road Transport:Manjeri is the main city in the district, Malappuram has a KSRTC station which operates bus services to all parts of the state.

Tourist Attraction of Malappuram Districts

12 kms southwest of malappuram, this small town is home to the famed kottakkal arya vaidyasala, one of the pioneer institutions of ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine, in kerala.

Biyyam Kayal
waterway with a water sports facility, near to Ponnani

famous for water falls and wooded jungles

Wagon Tragedy Memorial Municipal Town Hall
A standing monument reminiscent of the notorious Wagon Tragedy during the British rule.

Temple Town of Malapuram, famous for temples Thirumandham Kunnu and Tali. Situated 3 Kms west of Perinthalmanna on Chennai-Kozhikode Trunk road & 17 kms from Malapuram Town.

Keraladheeswarapuram temple
one among the oldest temple in Keralam, it is 3 kms south of Tanur town.

This is the original home of the cholainaickans, the oldest aboriginal tribe of kerala. The extensively forested land is well known for canoli's plot the world's oldest teak plantation and bamboo woods.

The small coastal fishing town of tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the portuguese. It is belived that st. Francis xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of tanur town is keraladeshapuram temple, dedicated to lort vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in kerala.

panoramic views of scenic hilltop, it is near Perinthalmanna. It is known as the Ooty of Malapuram

famous for Kottakkal Aryavidyasala centre for Ayurveda medicine, 13kms from Malappuram.

famous for Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Siva temple with murals of Malabar and an old fort built by the Samoothiris (Zamorins) of Kozhikode.

Fort Hill
known as Marine Drive of Malapuram

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
sanctuary spread over a cluster of islands in Kadalundipuzha (river), it is 7kms from Beypore port or 19kms from Kozhikode city.

Famous for Bhagavathi temple established by Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya, in Melmuri village, Tirur taluk. Situated at 3 Km north of Vettichira on NH-17 (Highway) between Kozhikode and Thrissur.

a major pilgrimage centre of Muslims, shrine and burial sites of the Thangals (the religious leaders)

Padinharekara beach
confluence of the Bharatha Puzha (River Bharatha), the Tirur Puzha (River Tirur) and the Arabian Sea.

Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti
Muslims pilgrim centre, 18km east of Manjeri on the way to Malappuram city

earliest Portuguese settlements, situated 8 kms from Tirur.

famous for temple on the banks of the Bharathapuzha, and old venue of Mamankam festival.

famous for Tirurangadi incident on 20th August, 1921, which was the out break of the Mappila Rebellion.

famous ancient Shiva temple, legend say the temple idol have been installed by Parasurama the mythological creator of Keralam.

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

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Malappuram Districts :

Malabar Palace 4 reviews
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala 0495 2721511

Hillfort Hotel
Malappuram, Malappuram, Kerala

Beach Hotel
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala

The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Rated 3.4 out of 5.0 33 reviews
P.T.Usha Road Kerela,673032 0495 2765354

Fortune Hotel Calicut
Kannur Road, 673006 049 5276 8888

Hotel Mahedrapuri
Malappuram, Kerala

Hotel Woddbine
Malappuram, Malappuram, Kerala

Palace Hotel
Malapuram, Kerala

Hotel Asma Tower 4 reviews
NH 17, Kozhikode, Kerala 673004 09847611275

Hotel Kadavu Resort 25 reviews
NH 17 Calicut Bye Pass Road, Post Office Feroke College, Calicut, 673 632 0483 2830023



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