Welcome to Malappuram: Nine tourist destinations in the north Kerala district that'll blow your mind away

Spectacular scenery, fantastic connectivity, mouth-watering delicacies... Malappuram has everything to offer that a traveller would dream of. Here are nine places you can consider to include in your plans when you visit the "God's Own Country" next.
Spectacular scenery, fantastic connectivity, mouth-watering delicacies... Malappuram has everything to offer that a traveller would dream of. Here are nine places you can consider to include in your plans when you visit the 'God's Own Country' next.
Spectacular scenery, fantastic connectivity, mouth-watering delicacies... Malappuram has everything to offer that a traveller would dream of. Here are nine places you can consider to include in your plans when you visit the 'God's Own Country' next.
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#1 KADALUNDI BIRD SANCTUARY: Organised by the by the  Eco-tourism society, Kadalundi -- India's first community reserve -- offers an eco-friendly boat ride through its mangroves. The bird sanctuary is known for the arrival of around 60 species of migratory birds from across the planet including seagulls, terns, sandpipers, turnstones etc. (Photo | A Sanesh, EPS)
#1 KADALUNDI BIRD SANCTUARY: Organised by the by the Eco-tourism society, Kadalundi -- India's first community reserve -- offers an eco-friendly boat ride through its mangroves. The bird sanctuary is known for the arrival of around 60 species of migratory birds from across the planet including seagulls, terns, sandpipers, turnstones etc. (Photo | A Sanesh, EPS)
#2 ADYANPARA FALLS: Another tourist sweet spot in the Nilambur region, Adayanpara waterfalls is one among Kerala's best waterfalls. Better connectivity also makes it the traveller's favourite destination and anybody will find a shower in the cold, crystal clear stream amazingly refreshing. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)
#2 ADYANPARA FALLS: Another tourist sweet spot in the Nilambur region, Adayanpara waterfalls is one among Kerala's best waterfalls. Better connectivity also makes it the traveller's favourite destination and anybody will find a shower in the cold, crystal clear stream amazingly refreshing. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)
#3 CANOLI'S PLOT: Named after British Malabar the district collector HV Conolly, it is one of the oldest teak plantations in the world. Developed in the 1840s, the major attraction of the place is the giant hanging bridge built across river Chaliyar, which is the longest in Kerala. (Photos | Facebook)
#3 CANOLI'S PLOT: Named after British Malabar the district collector HV Conolly, it is one of the oldest teak plantations in the world. Developed in the 1840s, the major attraction of the place is the giant hanging bridge built across river Chaliyar, which is the longest in Kerala. (Photos | Facebook)
#4 KOTTAKKAL ARYA VAIDYASALA: Founded by 'Vaidyaratnam' PS Warrier in the twentieth century, Kottakkal is among the country's Ayurveda hotspots. If not interested in medical tourism, the small town also offers a herbal garden and a museum tracing the history and evolution of Ayurvedic stream of treatment. (Photo | Vaidyasala website)
#4 KOTTAKKAL ARYA VAIDYASALA: Founded by 'Vaidyaratnam' PS Warrier in the twentieth century, Kottakkal is among the country's Ayurveda hotspots. If not interested in medical tourism, the small town also offers a herbal garden and a museum tracing the history and evolution of Ayurvedic stream of treatment. (Photo | Vaidyasala website)
#5 NEDUMKAYAM: A trekker's paradise, Nedumkayam Rainforest is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and offers a  three-hour trek to the Mundakadav waterfalls through one of Kerala's thickest forest area.
#5 NEDUMKAYAM: A trekker's paradise, Nedumkayam Rainforest is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and offers a three-hour trek to the Mundakadav waterfalls through one of Kerala's thickest forest area.
#6 PADINJAREKKARA BEACH: Located at 17 km from Tirur town, Padinjarekkara is where Bharatapuzha River (Nila) meets the Arabian Sea. One of the pristine beaches of Kerala, it has Paramotoring on weekends along with water scooter, speed boat and regular boat services. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)
#6 PADINJAREKKARA BEACH: Located at 17 km from Tirur town, Padinjarekkara is where Bharatapuzha River (Nila) meets the Arabian Sea. One of the pristine beaches of Kerala, it has Paramotoring on weekends along with water scooter, speed boat and regular boat services. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)
#7 TEAK MUSEUM: World's only museum for the sought-after tree is located in Malappuram's Nilambur. It is also home to a grand old tree which is the oldest surviving member of the 'Kannimara' teak family. The large stump of 480-year-old teak is also put on display and homes a large set of bio-diversity including migratory birds and reptiles. (Photos | Facebook)
#7 TEAK MUSEUM: World's only museum for the sought-after tree is located in Malappuram's Nilambur. It is also home to a grand old tree which is the oldest surviving member of the 'Kannimara' teak family. The large stump of 480-year-old teak is also put on display and homes a large set of bio-diversity including migratory birds and reptiles. (Photos | Facebook)
#8 THIRUNAVAYA: Located on the northern banks of the Bharathapuzha River, Thirunavaya holds immense religious value to Hindus. It is historically important for Kerala as well as it was the venue for the 'Mamangam' festival held once in 12 years. The sandy shore of Thirunavaya is among the most beautiful destinations in the southern state. (Photo | YouTube)
#8 THIRUNAVAYA: Located on the northern banks of the Bharathapuzha River, Thirunavaya holds immense religious value to Hindus. It is historically important for Kerala as well as it was the venue for the 'Mamangam' festival held once in 12 years. The sandy shore of Thirunavaya is among the most beautiful destinations in the southern state. (Photo | YouTube)
#9 THUCHAN PARAMBU: Located in Tirur town, Thunchan Parambu is the birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan - who is considered the father of Malayalam language. The place has been conserved and transformed into a thriving cultural centre with a history museum and a library of manuscripts. Children are brought here on Vijayadasami to scribe their first letters and enter the world of knowledge. Items used by the sixteenth century literary great are still conserved here. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)
#9 THUCHAN PARAMBU: Located in Tirur town, Thunchan Parambu is the birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan - who is considered the father of Malayalam language. The place has been conserved and transformed into a thriving cultural centre with a history museum and a library of manuscripts. Children are brought here on Vijayadasami to scribe their first letters and enter the world of knowledge. Items used by the sixteenth century literary great are still conserved here. (Photo | Kerala Tourism)

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