1. Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple
Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple secured 1 Position in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram
Kadampuzha Devi Temple is a Hindu temple and pilgrimage center at Kadampuzha in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Parvati/Durga in the form of a huntress. There is no idol of Goddess in this temple, and she is worshipped in a pit. The presence of Lord Ganesha is also believed to be with the Goddess, and there are sub-shrines for Lord Sastha and serpent deities. A separate Shiva temple exists near the temple, called ‘Madambiyarkavu’. Both these temples are under the control of Malabar Devaswom Board.
- Excellent Devi temple..
- Temple is very neet & clean
Coconuts are given from temple
- After renovation it’s much clean and spacious
4:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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2. Kotakunnu (Best places to visit in Malappuram)
Kottakkunnu is a beautiful hill station located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. It is commonly known as Kotta Kunnu and is situated at an elevation of 915 metres. This picturesque destination is a popular choice among tourists visiting Kerala, particularly in the region of Malappuram.
- Parking and entrance fees for visitors are quite affordable.
- The laser show held on weekends and special days is absolutely amazing.
- Additionally, there are 12D film theaters and various play areas for kids, along with a food court.
The hill station is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
3. Teak Museum (Best places to visit in Malappuram)
Teak Museum is located 4 km from Nilambur, a town in the Malappuram district of Kerala, South India. Teak occurs naturally in India with the main teak forests found in Kerala. In the old administrative records of the Madras Presidency, it is recorded that the most remarkable plantation owned by Government in the erstwhile Madras Presidency was the Teak plantation at Nilambur planted in 1844.
The museum, a two-storey building, is the world’s first teak museum and is operated by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The exhibits include comprehensive information on aspects of the use of teak in their exhibits and articles on the subject. The museum provides extensive information of value historically, artistically and scientifically.
The museum was established in 1995 on the campus of the centre of Kerala Forest Research Institute because of the historical significance of teak to the area. The world’s first teak plantation was planted in Nilambur in the 1840s by the British.
- Truly a wonder place of trees especially teak
- The world’s finest museum on teak and it’s plantations
- Its a must see museum in Kerala, especially for botany students.
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
4. Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple Angadippuram,
Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple Angadippuram, has secured the 4th position in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram.
Thirumandhamkunnu Temple is a historically significant Hindu temple located in Angadipuram, which served as the capital of Valluvanad Rajavamsham in Malappuram district, Kerala state, South India. The temple is dedicated to Thirumandhamkunnil amma, the paradevatha of the kings of Valluvanad who ruled the area during the Middle Ages. The Nair warriors of Valluvanad king would commence their journey from this temple to Thirunavaya to participate in the famous Mamankam festival. In front of the main entrance of the Thirumanthamkunnu Temple, you can find a memorial structure called the chaver thara.
The temple is not only a significant historical site but also an important pilgrim center. It is particularly renowned for the eleven-day-long annual festival celebrated in the months of March and April. The “principal deity” of the temple is Lord Shiva, but the famous deity is Sree Bhadrakali or Sree Parvathy, locally known as Thirumandhamkunnilamma, and Ganesha. The temple is famous for its marriage oblation performed for these deities. Devotees believe that the Mangalya puja performed here can remove obstacles in one’s marriage. Thirumandhamkunnilamma is considered the Supreme Mother, Shakthi Devi in Hinduism.
- A very good place for worship, especially prior to children’s marriage
- The Devi here is all powerful and majestic!
- Its pooram is awesome…
4:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
5. Kottakunnu Park
- The best place in the town to hangout with your family in the evening
- Open air theater makes the morning jogging perfect
- Also, the fee/charges are reasonable.
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
6. Mini Ooty
Mini Ooty secured 6 Position in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram
Arimbra Hills or Mini Ooty is a tourist spot between Malappuram and Kondotty in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. It is at a height of 445 meters above sea level. The place attracts a large number of visitors for its rolling hills and scenic views. The location got the nickname “Mini Ooty” because it resembles Ooty, one of the famous hill stations in India. There are many stone crushers and plantations atop the hill. There is an old Scheduled Caste colony on the western side of the hill.
Apart from the Western Ghats, Kerala has five major independent mountains. Of these, three are in Malappuram district, one in Palakkad and one in Kannur. The largest of these five mountains is the Cheriyam mountain at Mankada in Malappuram district. This Cheriyam mountain is also known as Panthalur Hill. Cheriyam mountain is located at an elevation of 613 meters above sea level. Mount Amminikkadan is the second highest mountain of this five mountains. The height of this Amminikkadan mountain is 540 meters. This Arimbra mountain in Kondotty in Malappuram district is the third highest mountain of this five mountains. The height of this Arimbra mountain is 445 meters.
- Climate is also cool. Recommended for friends gangs.
- We can see the nature’s beauty from the top hill station
- and glass bridge also so good
Open 24 hours
7. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary & Tourism
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is situated in Vallikunnu Grama Panchayat of Malappuram district in Kerala, India. It is spread across a group of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River meets the Arabian Sea. The Sanctuary hill stands at an elevation of approximately 200 metres above sea level. It is located 19 kilometres away from the city centre of Kozhikode.
- Really good place with the option of boating to explore the mangrove forest.
- One of the best places to witness the migration of birds. It was truly a delightful experience.
- The staff at the boating facility were extremely friendly and cooperative.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8. Thirunavaya Sree Nava Mukunda Temple
Tirunavaya Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Tirunavaya, central Kerala, India. It is situated on the northern bank of the Bharatappuzha and is dedicated to Navamukundan, a form of god Vishnu. The temple holds great significance and is mentioned in Divya Prabandha, an early medieval Tamil collection of hymns by the Vaishnava Alvars. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to god Vishnu, where he is worshipped as Navamukunda Perumal. Unlike most Narayana-Lakshmi temples, this temple has a separate sri kovil for goddess Lakshmi.
The temple does not have a pond or well, and all the rituals are performed using water from the river. The presence of Cherutirunavaya Brahma – Siva Temples across the River Ponnani at Tavanur makes it a Trimurti sangama. The river bank in the temple is considered as holy as Kasi, and the ritual offering practices for forefathers are similar to the ones done there. Ganapati, Lakshmi, and Ayyappa Swami are the associated pratishthas.
The temple has a rich history and was the venue of the Mamankams, a festival celebrated once in 12 years since at least the 8th century AD. However, the temple building was attacked and destroyed during the invasion of Kerala by Sultan of Mysore Tipu. It was later attacked again in 1921 during the Mappila Rebellion.
- Beautiful and pleasant temple on river banks.
- Well maintained and arranged, especially for the rituals.
- Calm, quiet, and devotional place for worshipping lord Vishnu.
- 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
9. Cheruppadi Mala
Cheruppadi Mala received 9 Position in the list of Best places to visit in MalappuramAirport & sunset views from a hilltop
- It’s a wonderful place you can see calicut airport neat and clear
- Extremely great evenings at the top.
- Do visit for some scenic roads and mini ooty!
Open 24 hours
10. Alathiyoor Sri Hanuman Swamy Temple
Alathiyoor Sri Hanuman Swamy Temple is ranked 10th in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram.
Alathiyur Hanuman Temple is a famous Hindu temple located at Alathiyur near Tirur, Malappuram district, Kerala state, India. The temple has been under the care of Alathiyur Grama Namboodiri, the Raja of the Kingdom of Tanur, and Samoothiri of Kozhikode. According to local legends, the idol of the deity Hanuman, known as the “Purumthrikkovil idol,” was consecrated 3000 years ago by Vasistha, one of the Saptarishis. Although the main deity of the temple is Hindu god Rama, it is popularly known as a “Hanuman temple.” The shrine of Hanuman is situated to the south of the Rama temple, and there are also sub-shrines for Ganapathi, Ayyappan, Durga, Bhadrakali, and Lakshamana in the temple.
- Beautiful temple for Lord Rama and Lord Angeneya
- Excellent place with Lord Sreeraman, Lord Lakshman, and Lord Hanuman
- The aval (poha) nivedyam is very famous.
The temple is open from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
11. Chamakkayam Riverside Park
- Moreover enjoy over evenings in Riverside by appreciating the cool breeze
- Great place for evening walk
- Amazing experience of a tensile walking bridge.
Open 24 hours
12. Glass Bridge Mini Ooty
- Keeps kids engaged and happy
- It’s one of the nice experience also feel good like mini Ooty
- 100 rupees for entry ticket.
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
13. Nedumkayam Rain Forest
Teak trees & an elephant training center
- Thick teak forest puts up a brilliant feel!
- Contains variety of plants and animals
- Actually, after the bridge is the beautiful views and adventures.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
14. Kolayi View Point
Kolayi View Point is ranked 14th on the list of Best places to visit in MalappuramTourist Attraction.
- The evening breeze is so soothing!
- We can feel the beauty of nature
- Nice cafes nearby and around.
Open 24 hours
15. Kerala Lalithakala Akademi
Kerala Lalithakala Akademi is ranked 15th on the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram.
Kerala Lalithakala Academy for Fine Arts is an autonomous body that was established in 1962 with the aim of promoting art and artistic heritage. It is based in Thrissur, Kerala. Murali Cheeroth has recently been appointed as the chairman of Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi in January 2022.
Although the Government of Kerala provides funding and support for the academy, its administration is designed to be autonomous according to its constitution. The academy recognizes outstanding artworks every year through its awards. Its main objective is to promote culture, painting, plastic, and visual arts.
- Beautiful place for all art lovers, with an art gallery and exhibition hall.
- A great place to exhibit artwork.
- Many cultural projects originate from here, encouraging artists.
The academy is open from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
16. Cherani Tourism Udyan
- Its a best place to spend an evening with friends and family
- Its a nice place to hang around for kids in the evening
- Good parking space..
8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
17. Arya Vaidya Sala
Arya Vaidya Sala, popularly known as Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, is a healthcare centre located in Kottakkal, in the Indian state of Kerala, providing services under the Indian traditional medicine system of Ayurveda.
- Authentic ayurveda treatments, staff is hard working and supportive
- Excellent Treatment and Healthy Peaceful Stay.
- I think this is world’s pioneer of herbals n Natural treatments.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
18. Padinjarekkara Beach
Relaxed beach with play areas for kids
- Beautiful experience
- Such a good place to spend your evening times.
- Nice park for children.
19. Kottakunnu Park Step Way
Kottakunnu Park Step Way secured 19 Position in the list of Best places to visit in MalappuramPark
- The best place to spend your evenings/mornings/weekends and whatever!
- Best place for couples and families..
- Everyone will enjoy the peace and calm atmosphere in here.
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
20. Silsila Water Theme Park Manjeri
Silsila Water Theme Park Manjeri has been ranked 20th in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram. This water park and amusement park offers a variety of attractions for visitors to enjoy.
- Other safety measures could not be seen
- Good water rides for children
- But for a price as low as Rs 100, it’s okay
21. Aqua Wave Swimming Pool
- You can also play water polo here
- Aqua wave especially for handball.
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
22. Mini Ooty View Point
- Morning is the best time to visit
- Nice place to spend evening time
- This is also a place for a lot of visitors to see the beautiful scenery.
23. Sree Thripuranthaka Temple, Malappuram
- Shiva Temple, I am visiting this place for the first time.
6:00 AM – 7:30 PM
24. Kollamkolli waterfalls Choolattipara
- Natural beauty is awesome
- Nice water fall in the area.
25. Holymount Travel and Leisure
Holymount Travel and Leisure has been ranked 25th in the list of Best places to visit in MalappuramTravel Agency.
- Have a blast Holymount team.
- My best ticketing partner with lowest price and high professional service.
- Very good UAE visa processing and ticket issuance done by Razik Manjeshwar.
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
26. Papilio Wonderland Children’s Park
- Best place for kids and family..
- Family pool is awesome 👌
- Nice but only for children and 1 private pool for adults (1 hour rs 2000)
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
27. Cobra waterfalls
28. Oorakam Hill
Oorakam Mala is a mount near Malappuram, Kerala, India. It is located in the Oorakam village, bordering the Nediyiruppu and Kannamangalam villages. The mount is visible from the Malappuram-Parappanangadi state highway between Vengara and Panakkad. To reach the peak of the mount from the highway, it is approximately 6 km. At the top of the mountain, there is a Jain temple that has been standing for around 2000 years.
- It is located in Oorakam village, bordering Nediyiruppu and Kannamangalam villages.
29. Kodachola waterfall
Open 24 hours
30. Sree Pandallur Baghavathy Temple
Sree Pandallur Baghavathy Temple is a renowned Hindu temple located in Malappuram. It has recently been recognized as one of the best places to visit in the area, securing the 30th position on the list. This temple holds great significance for devotees and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Kondotty is a developing town, municipality, and aerotropolis in the Malappuram district state of Kerala, India. It is located near Calicut International Airport, approximately 24 km from Malappuram. The town serves as the headquarters of Kondotty Taluk, which was designated as the seventh taluk in Malappuram district by chief minister Oommen Chandy on 23 December 2013.
The Nediyiruppu region of Kondotty municipality was originally the headquarters of the powerful dynasty of the Zamorins of Calicut, who were the rulers of Eranad. The royal family of Zamorins is also known as Nediyiruppu Swaroopam.
Kondotty is renowned for the Kondotty Nercha held at the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Additionally, it is the birthplace of the Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar, and there is a dedicated memorial in his honor. Vaidyar gained popularity for his poems on secular and romantic themes, contributing to the popularity of Mappilapattu.
Manjeri is ranked 32nd on the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram.
Manjeri is a bustling town and municipality located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. With a population of over four million, it is the fourth-most populous municipality in the state. The town is conveniently situated just 23 kilometres southeast of the Karipur International Airport and 13 kilometres northeast of Malappuram, the district headquarters. Manjeri is also an integral part of the Malappuram metropolitan area.
As one of the major commercial hubs within the Malappuram urban agglomeration, Manjeri serves as the headquarters of Eranad Taluk. The town is home to the Manjeri Municipality, a Local Self Government Institution that oversees three villages: Manjeri, Payyanad, and Narukara.
Nilambur is a major town, a municipality and a Taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. This place is also known as ‘Teak Town’ because of the abundance of Nilambur teaks in this area; Which is a variety of a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. Unlike many Municipalities of India; Nilambur is covered with large amounts of vegetation making it close to nature and hence make it very scenic and inspiring.
In the British records, Nilambur and its surroundings are collectively described as Nilambur Valley. The bank of river Chaliyar at Nilambur region is also known for natural Gold fields. Explorations done at the valley of the river Chaliyar in Nilambur has shown reserves of the order of 2.5 million cubic meters of placers with 0.1 gram per cubic meter of gold. The hilly forested area of Nilambur Taluk forms a portion of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of rich biodiversity. Nilambur is located about 90 km west of Ooty and 48 km southwest of Gudalur town, and 27 km northeast of Manjeri, on Ooty-Gudalur-Nilambur-Calicut road.
Perinthalmanna is a vibrant town and municipality located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. It serves as the administrative headquarters of the Perinthalmanna Taluk, as well as a block and a Revenue Division with the same name. In the past, it was the headquarters of Valluvanad Taluk, one of the two Taluks in the Malappuram Revenue Division during the British Raj.
Situated 23 kilometres southwest of Malappuram city, Perinthalmanna lies at the heart of the Kozhikode–Malappuram–Perinthalmanna–Palakkad National Highway 966. Although it is a major commercial hub in the Malappuram district, it is not considered part of the Malappuram metropolitan area.
The town is renowned for its numerous medical institutions and is home to one of the three branches of Aligarh Muslim University in India, known as AMU Malappuram Campus.
Ponnani is a municipality located in Ponnani Taluk, Malappuram District, in the beautiful state of Kerala, India. It serves as the administrative center of the Taluk and Block Panchayat of the same name. This charming town is situated at the estuary of Bharatappuzha, on its southern bank, and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and a series of brackish lagoons in the south.
With a population of approximately 3,646 residents per square kilometer as of 2011, Ponnani is the seventh-most populated municipality in the state, the second-most populated municipality in the district, and the most densely populated municipality in Malappuram district. It is also a part of the Malappuram metropolitan area according to the 2011 Census. The town is conveniently connected by National Highway 66, which stretches from Panvel to Kanyakumari, passing through Ponnani Municipality. Additionally, the Palakkad-Ponnani State Highway provides an important link between National Highway 66 and National Highway 544.
The picturesque River Tirur joins River Ponnani at its mouth at Patinjarekkara Beach from the north bank, opposite to Ponnani. Adding to the town’s charm, the Colonial-era Cannoly Canal bisects Ponnani town.
Tirur secured 36 Position in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram
Tirur is a municipality in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala spread over an area of 16.55 square kilometres. It is one of the business centers of Malappuram district and is situated 26 kilometres west of Malappuram and 52.5 kilometres south of Kozhikode, on the Shoranur–Mangalore section under Southern Railway. Tirur is also a major regional trading centre for fish and betel leaf and has an average elevation of 2 metres.
Veliancode is currently ranked at the 37th position in the list of Best places to visit in Malappuram.
Veliyankode is a stunning sandy coastal village and a Gram panchayat situated in Ponnani taluk, Malappuram district in the beautiful state of Kerala, India. It is conveniently located in the middle of the Malabar Coast, nestled between Ponnani and Perumbadappu.