Malappuram district is a a district located in State of Kerala India. Malappuram district was formed on 16th June 1969. Malappuram has a rich and glorifying history. Thirunavaya, home of the traditional Ayurveda medicine, Kottakkal and one of the oldest centre of education of Islam the region, Ponnani are situated in Malappuram district along with rapidly expanding towns like Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Chemmad and Edappal.
Malappuram district comprises a vast wildlife collection and a number of small hills, forests, little rivers and streams flowing to the west, backwaters and paddy, arecanut, cashew nut, pepper, ginger, pulses, coconut, banana, tapioca, and rubber plantations.
Malappuram District Map
Malappuram District Facts
|Sex Ratio||1097 Female per 1000Male|
|Official Language||Malayalama, English|
|Density||1,158 per Sq Km|
|Taluks||Vadakara, Koyilandy, and Kozhikode|
Brief History of Malappuram
Malappuram has a rich cultural and poltical history. Ponani . Before Independance of India Malappuram was the part of of Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of British India.On 1 November 1956, Malabar District was merged with Travancore-Cochin to form the state of Kerala.The new district of Malappuram was formed with four taluks, Eranad Taluk, Perinthalmanna Taluk, Tirur Taluk and Ponnani Taluk, four statutory towns, fourteen developmental blocks and 95 panchayats.
Malappuram Geography and Climate
Malappuram is a hilly terraced tract. The innumerable streams that meander these hills reach the coconut fringed and picturesque sea coast. In many places, these streams are linked with backwaters which facilitate a network of inland waterways. The midland region is fertile with thick coconut groves while the hilly tract has dense forests and extensive teak plantations apart being the source of innumerable streams and rivers.
List of Places to visit in Malappuram
Beaches, Backwaters, hills and valleys, ancient pilgrimage centres, the birth place of Malayalam literature, the headquarters of the traditional Indian medicinal system of Ayurveda, all that and more await the adventurous traveler in this northern part of the southern Indian state of Kerala. Some of the famous tourist destination of Malappuram District are-
- Padinharekara beach
- Valiya Juma Masjid Malappuram
- Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti
- Biyyam Kayal
- Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
- Keraladeshpuram Temple
- Trikandiyur Temple
- Arya Vidya Sala
Transportation in Malappuram
Road– Malappuram has a good road network with all the cities of district and other district of the state. On NH213 there is a bus terminal of KSRTC and buses are available to all the major cities of Kerala , Tamil Naidu, and karnataka. NH 17 also passes through the district just 12 km from Malappuram city.
Railways– Angadipuram railway Station is located about 17km , Parappanangadi Railway Station and Tirur Railway Station both at a distance of 26 km from city Malappuram. It connects to various cities of the state as well as rest of India.
Airways– Karipur Airport is located about 25 km away from Malappuram City.