Here are the top 21 tourist attractions to see in Malappuram:

1. Bharathapuzha River

Must visit 3.4 /5 View 10+ photos

26 km
from city center
1 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Flowing along a stretch of 209 km, Bharathapuzha River is also called River Nila. It is the second longest river in Kerala and provides shelter to 11 reservoirs with Malampuzha dam being the largest.

2. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

3.1 /5

27 km
from city center
2 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Scattered over a cluster of islands on the confluence of the Kadalundipuzha River and the Arabian Sea, this sanctuary is home to over a hundred species of native birds, and around 60 species of migratory birds.

3. Keraladeshpuram Temple

3.1 /5

23 km
from city center
3 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Dedicated o Lord Vishnu, Keraladeshpuram Temple is situated around 3 km off Tanur. The temple is believed to be one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kerala. Legend has it that St. Francis Xavier visited the temple in 1546 AD. The temple was later pillaged by Tippu Sultan and was rebuilt recently.

4. Valiya Juma Masjid

3.0 /5

23 km
from city center
4 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

One of the oldest mosques in Kerala, the Juma Masjid is an important pilgrimage site. It is situated on the Kozikhod-Nilmbur-Gudallur road and there are some mausoleums of the Malappuram martyrs located in the vicinity of the Mosque.

5. Nilambur Teak Museum

33 km
from city center
5 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Established in 1994, Nilambur Teak Museum is the first teak museum in the country. They have a collection of information in the form of articles and comprehensive documents that also mention the historic and artistic value of the wood.

6. Kottakkunnu

3 km
from city center
6 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Kottakkunnu is a mesmerising garden situated on a hill. Its beauty is often compared with the picturesque Marine Drive in Mumbai. The attraction has a Water Park, an Adventure Park, an Art Gallery, 16D cinema, an Open Air Theatre and a Balloon Park. These amusements make Kottakkunnu a perfect picnic spot.

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7. Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

14 km
from city center
7 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple is a unique temple with no idol of the deity. It was founded by Shankaracharya and is often associated with the legend of Mahabharata. The forms of the Goddess worshipped here are Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati.

8. Arya Vaidya Sala

2 km
from city center
8 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Arya Vidya Sala is a famous Ayurvedic health care centre in India. It was founded by Vaidyaratnam P. S Warrier in 1902 to promote traditional healing techniques for wholesome living. They now have a group of institutions with its headquarters in Malappuram for the practise and promotion of the ancient health care system.

9. Thirunavaya Lava Mukunda Temple

24 km
from city center
9 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Thirunavaya Lava Mukunda Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Narayana Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desas and has been mentioned in the scripts written by Vaishnava Alwars. It has a religiously rich history and traditional temple architecture. Performing the sacred rituals for the deceased family members at this temple is believed to relieve one from the cycle of birth and death.

10. Alathiyoor Hanuman Temple

26 km
from city center
10 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Alathiyoor Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This is the only temple which has Lord Rama as the presiding deity but is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is believed to be established by Vashisht Muni around 3000 years ago. It is also believed that anyone making a wish here is blessed and all their dreams come true when they offer prayers.

11. Nedumkayam

39 km
from city center
11 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Nedumkayam is a rainforest and a part of the Nilgiri Bioreserve. It is mostly known for its dense forestation with several species of flora and fauna including some rare and endangered species and several mesmerising water bodies making it is a perfect attraction for nature lovers. The region has a charming little guest house from where one can observe and capture photographs of the surrounding forest.

12. Mini Ooty

4 km
from city center
12 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Mini Ooty is another name given to the enchanting Arimbra Hills. The attraction is located about 1000 feet above sea level and is famous for its picturesque location and a mind stirring view of the surrounding valleys and rolling hills. It is a favourite weekend getaway for the locals. Its resemblance to Ooty draws many tourists each year.

13. Kodikuthimala

26 km
from city center
13 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Also known as the Ooty of Malappuram, Kodikuthimala is situated at an elevation of 520 metres above sea level, at the highest geographical point in the hills of Amminikkadan. The rough topography of the hills makes it a preferred choice for advanced level trekkers. The picturesque location is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers.

14. Thirumandhamkunnu Temple

18 km
from city center
14 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Tirumanthamkunnu Temple is dedicated to Thirumandhamkunnil Amma or Goddess Parvati/Bhadrakali who was the official Goddess of the rulers of Valluvanad. Lord Shiva is the principal deity of the temple. The Goddess is believed to be highly powerful and offering prayers to her is believed to be extremely beneficial.

15. Pazhayangadi Mosque

15 km
from city center
15 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Pazhayangadi Mosque is a 500-year-old monument built in the memory of a Mohammed Shah. The stunning structure is a fabulous example of the Mughal style of architecture made of pristine white marble. The mosque is a bustling pilgrim centre, especially during the Kondotty Nercha festival.

16. Padinharekara Beach

35 km
from city center
16 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Padinharekara Beach is a famous tourist attraction in the city. From the beach, one can easily get a breathtaking view of River Tirurpuzha and River Bharatapuzha enter the Arabian Sea. One can go for the famous rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages in the white sand beach lined by beautiful palm trees.

17. Lalitha Kala Academy

3 km
from city center
17 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Established in 1962, Lalitha Kala Academy is an autonomous cultural institute, set up to preserve and promote the fine arts belonging to the region. The academy conducts national camps and encourages the youth to take up the traditional forms of fine arts through their fellowship programmes.

18. Kovilakoms

29 km
from city center
18 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Kovilakoms is the residence of the royal family of Nilambur. It consists of old palaces, some of them over 200 years old, and also some new houses where the royal bloodline stays. The brilliant traditional architecture, the rich cultural heritage and the history attract tourists in large numbers.

19. Keralamkundu Waterfalls

37 km
from city center
19 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Keralamkundu Waterfalls is a stunning natural water body. The water falls down several feet forming a pool at the bottom. The pool is apparently formed by years of weathering caused by the cascading water. The attraction amidst lush greenery, pristine waters and fresh air is a tranquil escape for the tired soul.

20. Biyyam Kayal

33 km
from city center
20 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Biyyam Kayal is a beautiful backwater lake in the region. Lines by tall coconut trees, the pristine lake is famous for recreational activities and thrilling water sports that attract tourists every year. Annual boating competitions are held at the mesmerising lake during the festival of Onam.

21. Shanthitheeram Park

3 km
from city center
21 out of 21
places to visit in Malappuram

Shanthi Theeram Park is a recreational park with a panoramic view of the beautiful natural forestation and water bodies. It is famous for adventure activities and water sports. The park also has a heritage resort on the banks of a lake. The attraction is a paradise for nature lovers and a perfect weekend getaway.

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