Malappuram (literally, a land a tops hills) is situated 50 kms south-east
of Kozhikode, bounded by the Nilgiri Hills in the east, the Arabian sea
in the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts in the south. Malappuram
is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar,
the Kadalundi and the Bharathappuzha.
Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. It was the military headquarters
of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This district was the
venue for many of the Mappila revolts (uprisings against the British
East India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921. It was a famous
centre for Hindu - Vedic learning and Islamic philosophy and a place
of cultural heritage.
The temples and mosques of this district are well known for their spectacular
festivals. Along with historic moments and diverse natural attractions,
a range of cultural and ritual art forms add to its value as a destination