KERALA INFO: Travel and Tourism of Malappuram District
Travel and Tourism of Malappuram District
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Adyanpara is famous for water falls and the splendour of its wooded jungles.
Angadipuram is an important place on the Madras-Calicut Trunk road through which the Shoranur-Nilambur railway line also passes. This place also has two well known temples, the Thirumandhamkunnu temple and the Tali temple.
Located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha, this ancient and famous temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This was the traditional venue of the ritual of Mamankam an enactment of traditional martial arts by suicide squads.
Nilambur located on the Calicut-Ooty highway is an important halting place for tourists on route to Ooty. It is also a trading centre in hill products and is well known for its teak plantations. It is said to be the oldest in the world (Connolly's plot). It has a well designed Teak Museum, which traces the history and uses of the wonder wood.
The Pazhayangadi Mosque is popular for the three day long Valia Nercha feast. The mosque is a 500 year old Muslim pilgrim centre.
The Kottakunnu fort was the first to be built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. The famous temples of the region are the Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Siva temple. They have the famous murals of Malabar. There is also a beautiful helipad at Kottakunnu.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The sanctuary is spread over a cluster of islands covering an area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundipuzha River flows in to the Arabian Sea. There are over 100 varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of migratory birds flock.
This place close to Ponnani, has a greenery fringed waterway with a facility for water sports.
Valiya Juma Masjid
One of the important pilgrim centres of the Muslims of Kerala, Valiya Juma Masjid celebrates the four day annual festival at the mosque (nercha). Adjoining the mosque is the mausoleum of the Malappuram shaheeds (martys) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
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