Malappuram (literally, a land atop hills) is situated 50 km southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the Arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south, Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it – the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. They are seen in the many examples of Indo European architecture that still exist here.
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 (uprisings against the British East India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921.
The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala. It was a famous centre for Hindu-Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy.
How To Reach Malappuram
Air : Calicut airport is at Karippur in the district. 36 km. away from district headquarters.
Rail : Major railway stations are Thirur, Kuttippuram. Local passenger service on Shornore- Nilambur line.
Road : Manjeri is the main city in the district, Malappuram has a KSRTC station which operates bus services to all parts of the state.
Bus service to Ootty from Nilambur via Gudalore. Bangalore service from Malappuram.