travel information, Kerala
With Nilgiris in
the east and the Arabian Sea in the west, Malappuram district presents
a treat to the eye. Rich and evergreen forests, ravines, hills and dales,
rivers and brooks, sandy surfs and palm fringed coasts, festive mood of
the gayful Onapatt - the district preserves the cultural wealth of the
good old days. It has in store, a hoary past with Zamorins rule, 'Mamankam'
festival, Vellattiri's revenge and the resultant Chaver Pada (Suicide
Squad), the British rule and indiscriminate oppression of the masses in
connivance with exploiting landlords, the National and the Khilaphat movement,
the Malabar rebellion and the such.
Travel Attraction Malappuram:
The Jama-at mosque:
This is an important pilgrim centre of the Muslims of Kerala. The four
day annual festival at the mosque (Nercha) is celebrated in April. Adjoining
the mosque is the mausoleum of the Malappuram shaheeds (Martyrs)whose
brave exploits have been immortalized in the Mappila ballads.
Thali temple, perinthalmanna:
The temple is located about 3 kms west of angadipuram on the way to Malappuram
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.
small coastal fishing town of tanur was one of the earliest settlements
of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis xavier visited the
place in 1546. About 3 km south of tanur town is keraladeshapuram temple,
dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples
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.
How to Reach Malappuram:
Air: The nearest
airport is at Calicut, 36 kms away. Cochin Air port is 169 kms and Trivandrum
International Airport is 395 kms to the south.
Rail: The main
railway station is at Calicut. There is another smaller station at Tirur,
44 kms south of Calicut.
is linked by motorable roads to several towns in Kerala, Karnataka and
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