Malappuram is one of the lesser-known districts of Kerala which is a shame as it is considered to be the first e-literate district of the country. Formed in 1969, the Malappuram district consists of portions of the former Palakkad and Kozhikode districts. The city of Malappuram serves as the administrative headquarters of the district. Known as a stronghold of Brahminical Hinduism, Malappuram is home to several famous scholars like Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri who composed the Narayaneeyam in Sanskrit, Poonthanam Namboodiri and Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan. From a tourism standpoint, Malappuram has some lovely temples and mosques. Its beautiful riverside alaso makes for an excellent picnic spot. Here are some Malappuram tourist places that are worth a visit. ALSO SEE 5 offbeat places in Kerala that are calling out to you Also Read - Exclusive: On Swara Bhasker's Birthday, Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari Talks About Her 'Gutsy' Friend


Kottakkannu in Malappuram: Wikimedia Commons

Kottakkannu in Malappuram: Wikimedia Commons

One of the best places to visit in Malappuram is Kottakannu, a hill garden with a laser show, adventure park, Lalitha Kala academy art gallery, 16D cinema and a water fountain among other amenities. Also Read - 'Extend Lockdown Period Till April 30 to Contain COVID-19,' CAIT Writes to Centre

Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, Angadipuram

Thirumandhamkunnu  Bhagavathy Temple in Malappuram temple:

Bhagavathy Temple in Malappuram temple:

The venue for the annual Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram that is held around March/April, this revered temple in Malappuram is located on a hill and provides spectacular sights. Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction Managua vs Deportivo Ocotal Nicaragua League 2020: Captain, Vice-Captain And Football Tips For MNG vs OCO Today's Match at Estadio Nacional de Futbol 4AM IST

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple in Malappuram: WIkimedia Commons

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple in Malappuram: WIkimedia Commons

The Kadampuzha Bhagvathy temple in Malappuram is dedicated to Durga but is unique in that it has no idol. One of the most ausoicious days celebrated here is called Karthikai which falls in the month of Vrishchikam (November–December). On this day, food is offered as prasadam to devotees and locals in attendance.


A riverside park, Shantitheeram makes for an excellent picnic spot. It is located on the shores of Kadalundi and attracts tourists with its peddle boating, rain huts, amphitheater, food court, pavilion and walk ways.

Arimbra Hills

Arimbra Hills: Wikimedia Commons

Arimbra Hills: Wikimedia Commons

Known as Mini Ooty, the Arimbra hills are a favorite among locals. Located 100 ft above sea level, these hills make for a fantastic tourist spot and offer panoramic views of the lovely green valley. NOW SEE 10 reasons why Palakkad should be on your itinerary!

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