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The District - Malappuram



District Area : 3550 

District Population : 30,96,330

Climate : Humid on the coast, tropical with oppressive hot season in the interior.

Altitude : Lowland - Sealevel, Highland - 477m to 2340 m above sea level

Temperature Mean : Max. 32 to 37 degC;
                                   Min. 22 deg.c

Rainfall : 290 cm.

Tourist Season : September to March


Tourist Spots

The cradle of Ayurveda
-religious centre for both Hindus and Muslims
-Taluk Head Quarters
-Muslim Pilgrm centre.
-The cradle of Ayurveda
Malappuram Head Quarters
-Malabar rebellion took place
Tippu's Fort.
Perinthal Manna
-fertile land
birth place of Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam Literature
first Portuguese colony
-Mecca of Kerala
-agricultural area
Famous for teak and bamboo plantations. Colony's plot; the oldest teak plantation in the world.The only teak museum in the Country.

Malappuram (Literally, a land atop hills) is situated 50 kms southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Nilgiri Hills in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts in the south, Malapuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, The Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. It was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This district was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts( uprising against the BritishEast India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921. The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala. Along with historic monuments and diverse natural attractions, a range of cultural and ritual art forms add to its value as a destination worth visiting.

The Chaliar River

Four important rivers of Kerala, flow through Malappuram district. They are, Chaliyar (Beypore river), Kadalundipuzha, Bharathapuzha and Tirurpuzha. Chaliyar has a length of 169 kms. and originates from Illambalieri hills in Tamilnadu. Important tributaries of this river are Chalipuzha, Punnapuzha, Pandiyar, Karimpuzha, Cherupuzha and Vadapurampuzha. Chaliyar traverses through Nilambur, Mampad, Edavanna, Areekade, Vazhakkad and flows into the sea at Beypore in Kozhikode district.   Kadalundipuzha is formed by the confluence of two rivers, the Olipuzha and Veliyar. Olipuzha originates form Cherakomban hill and Veliyar from Erattakomban hill. They flow by the wild of Silent Valley and traverse through Ernad and Valluvanad regions, before flowing into the sea at Kadalundi Nagaram. It passes through places like Melattur, Pandikkad, Malappuram, Pankkad, Parappur, Kooriyad and Tirurangadi. Kadalundipuzha has a circuit course of 130 kms.   Of these rivers, only Chaliyar is perennial; all others get dried up in summer and hence Malappuram district is prone to draught. In Tirur and Ponnani taluks, kayals (backwaters) like Biyyamp, Veliyancode, Manur, Kodinhi etc offer fishing and navigation facilities.  Powered By Worldviewer Dot Com (India) Pvt. Ltd.