A picturesque town sprinkled with small hills, lush greens and gushing fresh water streams, Malappuram was once the headquarters of the British troops. The main attraction of this region is the famous Kadalundipuzha River which flows around the city. The hill town is quite famous as religiously harmonious town featuring centers for Hindu and Islamic learning. The city is divided into two parts- Uphill and Downhill. While Uphill houses government offices and commercial establishments, the Downhill has the main market of the region. Some popular places to visit in Malappuram are Juma Masjid, Shanthitheeram and Kottakkunnu.
How to Reach Malappuram from Bangalore
Angadipuram is the nearest railway station to Malappuram. It is located around 17 kilometers away from the place. The railway station is linked to all major cities in India such as Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.
The nearest airport is located at Karipur near Kozhikode. It is located around 25 kilometers from Malappuram. It is linked all major airports in India. Taxi cabs ply between Karipur and Malappuram.
The National Highway 209 and Bangalore-Mysore Road connect Bangalore and Malappuram. The journey via road from Bangalore to Malappuram will take around 7 hours. KRSTC buses ply between Kozhikode and Malappuram. The buses are available from the main bus terminal at Kozhikode.
Attractions in Malappuram
Also known as Nila, the Bharathappuzha River is the second largest river in Kerala. Located next to the course of this river are 11 reservoirs and the Malampuzha dam is the largest among them. The Bharathappuzha River is the lifeline of several villages & towns which are known by different names. Located alongside the banks of the Bharathappuzha River are a number of famous Hindu temples such as Thiruvilwamala Sree Rama Temple, Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple, Chamravattam Ayyappa Temple and Panniyur Sree Varahamurthy Temple.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is spread over a group of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into Arabian Sea. The Sanctuary Hill is located around 200 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is home to more than a hundred species of native birds including 60 species of migratory birds. The sanctuary is also home to a variety of fish, crabs and mussels.
Located 3 kilometers away from the Tanur town in the Malappuram district, Keraladeshpuram Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu As per a local legend; the Keraladeshpuram Temple was visited by St. Francis Xavier in 1546 AD. The temple was ransacked by Tipu Sultan and was rebuilt lately.