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Malappuram in Kerala
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on July 7, 2020 Share on

Visit the lovely nature-friendly spot, Malappuram

Located in God’s Own Country, Malappuram is a beautiful scenic little town in the state of Kerala. The place attracts thousands and thousands of tourists not just every year but every season. The place is truly filled with the charming beauty of nature at its best. The best of Malappuram are the temples, museums and waterfalls surrounded by it. The little town has also got a fantastic amusement park making it fun and exciting for the little ones too. Apart from these attractions, you should definitely visit here to get enthralled in natural beauty. The green trees and shrubs with colourful flowers, a tropical climate throughout the year with mild showers will sure make your heart dwell.

Kerala in South India
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The town of Malappuram is a picture-perfect example of nature’s treat. Below is a list of places you could visit in Malappuram and the things you could do to enjoy your vacation.

How to reach Malappuram

There are two different ways to reach the city of Malappuram in Kerala. One can either take a flight or a train. There is a third way, to self-drive.

By Air

The nearest airport that connects to Malappuram is the Calicut International Airport. Seated in the state of Kerala, it is one of the busiest airports in India. There are various direct and connecting flights available to Calicut. From there, you can hire a cab or rent a car and reach Malappuram in less than an hour.

By Rail

Malappuram cannot be directly reached through the train. The nearest railway station is Angadipuram that is connected through Pattikad. Book your tickets to Pattikad and then board a connecting train to Angadipuram. After that, all you have to do is just hire a cab, sit for an hour, and voila!

By Road

If you are travelling from South India, trust us and take your car. You’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful green trees and some of the aromatic plants all the way. It might even turn out to be the best trip you ever get to take. Malappuram can be easily driven not only from Kerala but any other Southern state.

Places to visit in Malappuram

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
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  • Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Teak Museum
  • Adayanpara Falls
  • Kottakunnu
  • Flora Fantasia Amusement Park
  • Conolly’s Plot
  • Nedukayam Forest

1. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, also called the Kadalundi Nagaram, is one of the must-visit places while travelling to Malappuram, Kerala. Sitting right next to the Kadalundipuzha River in Kerala, it is connected to a chain of islands. Located just 200 metres above sea level, the sanctuary is home to over 100 plus species of both native and migratory birds. Surrounded by mangrove forest, the sanctuary makes a beautiful environment for the visitors. Not just birds, the place is also home to crocodiles which happen to be another major attraction here.

2. Teak Museum

Located in Nilambur is a museum famous for its teak production in the city of Nilambur. A two-storey building fully operated by Kerala Forest Research Department is open to the public as well. The museum exhibits the facts of various teak trees and historical events that were conducted over there. The museum clearly explains the kinds of trees available in Kerala and their uses very thoroughly.

3. Adayanpara Falls

The state of Kerala is filled with scenic beauties and gorgeous waterfalls. One such waterfall is the Adyanpara Fall. The waterfall attracts lots of tourists and locals for the immense beauty. The best time to enjoy this beauty would be during the monsoon season when nature is at its best. A cool and a composed place to relax your mind and body.

Waterfalls in Kerala
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4. Kottakkunnu

Kottakkunnu is one of the famous and closest towns to travel to. Located just above the hill, the place has got the best spots to go to like gardens, temples and ruins. Visit the Kottakannu garden, filled with flowers, the park has got super attractions like Balloon Park and 16D Cinema. If you have some time left, visit the ruins of the remains of forts in Kottakkunnu. Once owned by the monarchs, also known as the Zamorins, it is now a tourist spot with a breathtaking view.

5. Flora Fantasia Amusement Park

What is a trip without some fun? For all those travelling with your kids, you know how much kids love an amusement park. Take them on a day trip to Flora Fantasia Amusement Park, a spectacular waterpark in Malappuram. A great spot for kids to let out freely.

6. Conolly’s Plot

A charming spot in the city of Malappuram that let us dwell on nature’s beauty is the famous Conolly’s Plot. With a small pathway covering the entire park, it is a perfect spot to while away your time. Go on long walks and witness the view of enchanting trees alongside small streams. Or, head to the viewpoint and get a glimpse of the stunning view of the nearby town.

7. Nedukayam Forest

Another spot that brings full-on nature is the infamous Nedukayam Forest. It is not just a forest but it is a rainforest. A secured rainforest where you can witness the beauty of the weather and the view attracts quite a lot of tourists. Check out the varieties of fish living inside the fresh river. The water here is so clean that you could easily peek inside to see the various organisms living in. Take a stroll through the rainforest and enjoy your mornings or evening by relaxing your mind in this soothing place.

Things to do in Malappuram

  1. Go camping or glamping at the Kodikuthimala
  2. Get to know your strength by rowing a boat at the Kadalundi Sanctuary
  3. Try kayaking in Chaliyar River
  4. Go on a spiritual visit to Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple
  5. Get your tan by visiting Padinjarekara Beach
A lady doing Kayaking
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