Places to visit
The birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachen, now called Thunchan Parambu, is in
Tirur. It is the hallowed ground where hundreds of Malayalee children are initiated into the wonders of writing when they first trace the letters of the Malayalam alphabet in sand taken from theat revered spot.
Situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha, this is a place of great historical importance. The
Bharathapuzha, this is a place of great historical importance. The
Mamangam, a grand assembly of the rulers of Kerala was held here once every 12 years in olden times. This extravagant festival was held for the last time in 1755. Today Thirunavaya temple is also a famous pilgrim
This small town is home to the famous Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, one of the pioneer institution of
Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine, in Kerala, founded in 1902 by Vaidyaratnam P.S.
Warrier, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala has branches all over the state as well as in Delhi and Madras. One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the state, the Arya Vaidyasala runs an Ayurvedic research
centre, a nursing home and a hospital. The chief physician can be consulted only by appointment made at least 10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home include family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suites.
The birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, now called Thunchan Parambu, is in
Tirur. It is the hallowed ground where hundreds of Malayalee children are initiated into the wonders of writing when they first trace the letters of the Malayalam alphabets in sand taken from that revered spot which was Ezhuthachan's home.
This is the original home of the Cholainaickans, the oldest aboriginal tribe of Kerala. The extensively forested land is also well known for its bamboo woods and canolly's plot, the world's oldest teak plantation.
this coastal town, supposed to be one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese, has a chapel which was built in 1513. This place was visited by St. Francis Xavier in 1546. The Trikkayikkad Temple here contains exquisite mural paintings. Tanur is also an important marine fishing
Thali Temple, Perinthalmanna:
The temple, is located about 3 Km west of Angadipuram, is dedicated to Goddess
Durga, this is an important pilgrim centre in Malappuram. The annual Pooram festival celebrated in March/April attracts large gatherings of devotees.
The Jama-at Mosque is an important pilgrim centre of the Muslims of Kerala. The four day annual festival at the mosque
(nercha) is celebrated in April. Adjoining the mosque is the mausoleum of the Malappuram Shaheeds (martyrs) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
Pazhayangadi Mosque Kondotti:
The three day long Valia Nercha feast at this 500 years old Muslim pilgrim
centre, celebrated in February/March, is more of a local cultural event with people from all communities participating.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary:
The sanctuary is spread over a cluster of islands in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundipuzha river flows into the Arabian sea. Over a hundred varieties of native birds and over 60 varieties of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. A hillock which is 200 m above sea level provides a splendid view of the river mouth and the sea. The place is also known for a wide variety of fish, mussels and crabs.
At the end of the Tipu Sultan road near Ponnani, the beach offers a breathtaking view of the confluences of the
Bharathapuzha, the Tirur Puzha and the Arabian Sea.
Kadampuzha: It is famous for its Bhagavathy Temple said to have been set up by Sree
Sankaracharya, the philosopher.
The shrine and mausoleum of the Thangals in AR Nagar Village is a major piligrimage