One of the oldest mosques in Kerala, the Juma Masjid is an important pilgrimage site. It is arranged on the Kozikhod-Nilmbur-Gudallur street and there are a few catacombs of the Malappuram saints situated in the region of the Mosque.This spot is mostly visited amid the multi-day yearly celebration, which is held each year in the month of April.Location: Malappuram, Ponnani, Kerala 679577Timings: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PMEntry Fees: NoneHow to reach: The mosque is just 10 mins walk from Ponnani Court.
Nilambur is famous for their teak produce, which is a kind of tree used for woodwork and is easily available throughout the country. Kerala, however, is one of the biggest providers of teak in the country, and this museum in the Nilambur district is entirely dedicated to the history of the wood.Not just that, this two-storeyed building is the first museum of its kind. The exhibits and artifacts included in the museum display extensive information on the use of of teak, with a number of articles made from the wood.Location: State Highway 28, Nilambur, Kerala 679330Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.Entry Fees: INR 10 per person.How to reach from city: Follow the state highway 28 from Malappuram and you will find the gate to KFRI (Kerala Forest Research Institute), where the property is located.
The region of Malappuram is full of backwater lakes created inland, and one of the most famous ones in the region is the Biyyam Kayal. Located close to Ponnani in the Malappuram district has recently been revamped to the status of an adventure zone of the area. The local councils have set up facilities of a number of adventure and water sports here, like Speedboats and water scooter rides. Apart from these, there are a number of rest houses on the bank of the lake as well, visited highly by locals at the time of Onam.Location: Kanhiramukku - Biyyam Rd, Ponnani, Kerala 679576Timings: Everyday, 6 AM to 8 PMEntry Fees: FreeHow to reach from city: You will find the lake at a distance of about 46 km from Malappuram as you ride towards Ponnani. You will have to get off the highway before Ponnani to get to the lake.
A famous Muslim Pilgrimage in the Malappuram district, Mamburam is a shrine dedicated to the dead bodies of some of the primary Thangals of Kerala. It was a title given to the Arabs from Yemen who scattered from there and migrated to Kerala. They held great importance to the locals of Kerala and thus, had this shrine dedicated to them. A local festival held here during the time of Muharram is one of the primary attractions of this place.Location: Malappuram, Kerala.Timings: All dayEntry Fees: NoneHow to reach from city: The shrine is located about 26 km from the town of Tirur and can be reached easily via road.
A basin at the base of waterfalls where people can enjoy a dip in the pond is something everyone wants to have an experience. Keralam Kundu Waterfalls are undoubtedly the best of all Malappuram Tourist Places, and that is why people keep flocking here to have an experience of the mystical. The water flows in from the forest of the western ghat and forms a pool of crystal clear water at the base of the falls. Also, it is believed that the water has many medicinal properties.Location: Silent Valley National Park, Karuvarakundu 676523, IndiaTimings: Everyday 8:30 to 6 PMEntry Fees: INR 10 per person.How to reach from city: You can get here by road from Malappuram and Shornur. But be prepared as you will have to walk for a while from the road.
Arimbra Hills or Mini Ooty is one of the most scenic places to visit in Malappuram. The place is called mini Ooty because of its resemblance to the hill station of the same name, and a rather famous one at that. Located at a height of about 1,050 feet above sea level, you can get a breathtaking view of the area around. Not just that, on the top of the hill, you can get to see a number of stone crushers, plantations, and a few Jain temples as well.Location: Malappuram, Kerala 679331Timings: No time.Entry Fees: NoneHow to reach from city: It can be reached by traveling a 4 km distance from Aravankara.
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary or the Kadalundi Nagaram, is definitely one of the best places to visit in Malappuram. It sits right at the spot where River Kadalundi Puzha flows into the Arabian Sea.Easily accessible from Malappuram and Kozhikode, the bird sanctuary is host to about 100 species of native birds, and about 60 species of migratory birds. This includes Whimbrels, brahminy kites, terns, seagulls, sand plovers, sandpipers, green shanks and turn stones, all of whom appear to their respective seasons.Location: Near Kadalundi Railway Station, Kadalundi, Kerala 673302Timings: Everyday 8 AM to 8 PMEntry Fees : INR 25 per personHow to reach from city: There are regular buses that lead to Kadalundi, or you can hire cabs and taxis to take you here.
Associated with one of the most prominent saints of Islam who ever set foot in India, the Pazhayangadi Mosque is more than 500 years old. Known by its other name Kondotty Thangal, the mosque is constructed with a white dome and displays intricate carvings all throughout, giving it a resemblance to the Mughal Style of Architecture. Visited equally by devotees and tourists, the best and most vibrant time to visit this mosque is during the week long festival of Valiya Nercha in February or MarchLocation: Malappuram - Kozhikode Route, Kondotty, Malappuram 673638, India.Timings: No time.Entry Fees: NoneHow to reach from city: You can visit this shrine as it falls on the way to Manjeri from Malappuram, some 18 km before the former.