Malappuram, one of the most revered temples of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a must-visit while on a Kerala Tour.
Located on the banks of the River Bharathapuzha, the ancient Thirunavaya Temple is one of the major tourist attractions of Malappuram, where the history of Kerala has been written over the centuries. The soft murmur of the Bharathapuzha is even today a mute witness to the political importance of the Thirunavaya Temple, Malappuram, where a grand assembly of all the influential rulers of Kerala was held once every 12 years. Thus, if you are planning a holiday in Kerala, make sure you include a tour to Thirunavaya Temple, Malappuram as a major part of your itinerary to Kerala.
Malappuram is well connected to almost all the major cities of Kerala as well as the rest of India by a number of routes of transportation. These include:
One of the busiest and best designed airports of India, the Kozhikode Airport lies at a distance of around 26 Kms away from the district of Malappuram.
Malappuram has two important railway tracks running through it. These include the Mangalore-Madras and Nilambur-Shornur tracks both of which are well connected to almost all the other cities of Kerala.
An efficient system of roads connects almost all the different parts of Kerala and neighboring Tamil Nadu with the city of Malappuram. Notable among these is the National Highway-17, which can be said to be the lifeline of the district's communication system. A number of buses traverse through these roads of which a large number are regulated by the Government of Kerala.