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Malappuram District is in Malabar, Kerala, India.

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Map of Malappuram District
  • 1 Malappuram, the district's capital town
  • 2 Tirur, second busiest town, a gateway to the district by rail
  • 3 Manjeri, the commercial capital
  • 4 Kondotty, Muslim pilgrimage town with an airport
  • 5 Kottakkal, Ayurvedic city
  • 6 Karippur, town with an airport
  • 7 Nilambur, the teak museum and a forest
  • 8 Perinthalmanna, healthcare town
  • 9 Ponnani, a port city on the River Nila
  • 10 Tirurangadi Tirurangadi on Wikipedia, books town
  • 11 Tenhippalam, university town

Other destinations




The cities of Malappuram can be rather ugly because of haphazard construction and the large number of noisy motorcycles. But the villages in the district have a lot of greenery, and the undulating landscape is bewitching. The sea and rivers surround the villages, and green farms and fields are widespread.

Get in


There is a big airport at Kondotty. There are major railway stations in Feroke, Tirur and Angadippuram Parappanangadi. Buses are available from Kozhikode and Coimbatore.

Get around


Local buses are not as safe as in other parts of Kerala. They ask the passengers to board and get down while still moving. Minibuses are more popular because they are polite and slow. Buses cost ₹7 for three km. Auto-rickshaws are very popular and they charge minimum 20 only ₹15 per km. Air-conditioned taxis and jeeps are available for ₹1,000 for a day. Air-conditioned buses are also available at higher rates.







Malabar Muslim food is available in all restaurants. Western food is not easily available due to the absence of international standard resorts. Bread, butter and jam is available only in expensive restaurants.



Alcohol is prohibited but wine and beer are available.

Stay safe


Malappuram district is safe during full time. Cities and villages get deserted after 20:00 and you feel a little unsafe outside during the night.

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