Malappuram- The Hilltop City

Malappuram- The Hilltop City

Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala.  Malappuram literally means ‘hilltop’ or ‘terraced place above the hill’. This city of Kerala is a beautiful place, blessed with bounties of nature and is well preserved and escalated in all aspects by modernization and urbanization.

View of Hill Top

View of Hill Top

Malappuram has a lot of things that can whet your interest and admiration for this place. Some of them are-

  • Economy- A major drive of the local economy is the remittance of the migrants residing in the Middle East, by which banking sector in  Malappuram has huge NRI deposits. This makes Malappuram to hit the list of Top Ten at the 9th position for being the city with highest per capita bank deposits. The roots of trader community in which hotels and bakery business is high. Tourism is the major magnetic force that pulls the crowd.

  • Education- Malappuram is a hub for higher education. There are many institutes that facilitate students for education such as Inkel Greens, Al Abeer educity, AMU branch in Malappur, EFLU Malappuram campus etc.

  • Sports- Malappuram is also called the ‘Soccer Capital’ of India. It is famous for its sports enthusiasm and spirit. Malappuram has a long history with football. Since British era to the present day football is played and celebrated in Malappuram. 

    Payyanand Stadium

    Payyanand Stadium

    Major Attractions in Malappuram-

    City is mainly divided into five sections as Up hill, Down hill, Melmuri, Panakkad and Anakkayam.

    • Up Hill- Most of the government offices and important establishments are in this section of the city. Malabar special Police headquarters, different banks, media houses etc are all present here.
    • Down Hill- It is the trade hub of Malappuram, occupies city’s daily market and other commercial enterprises.
    • Melmuri- It is at a distance of 4 km from the city center, Melmuri is famous for Swalath Nagar and Grand Masjid. Melmuri serves as the residential area.
    • Panakkad- Famous for Panakkad family, it has now been economically developed under the authoritarian hands of Inkid with its prestigious Edu-Health city.
    • Anakkayam- Major residential area of city, it has Cashew Research and Development center.

  •  Kottakunnu- Famously known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram, it is a hill garden and consists of an open air auditorium. The scenic table-top location at the crest of the Cantonment hill near the District Collectorate.

    Auditorium

    Auditorium

    • Mini Ooty- A tourist spot located 1000 feet above sea level, this place is like a replica of Ooty and hence named after it. The beauty of this place is incomparable.

      Scenic beauty

      Scenic beauty

      • Temples and Mosques- The city has spectacular harmony and cultural richness. Malappuram Juma Masjid is one of the oldest Mosques in Kerala. Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Vettakorumakan Temple are few famous temples.

       

    • Shanthitheeram: A Riverside walk park under construction by KTDC on the shores of Kadalundi river which will contain Rain huts, Amphitheater,food court, pavilion etc.

      Holy Gathering

      Holy Gathering

      Kottakal Arya Vaidya shala- Situated 12 km away, is a world-renowned Institute engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. Malappuram is a place that has its own beautiful features that attracts people towards it.

How to reach Malappuram:-

By Air-Malappuram does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport. Malappuram 37 km away Calicut International Airport (CCJ), Kozhikode, Kerala.

By Train- Instead of Malappuram you can a get a train to Angadippuram on regular basis. Malappuram 16 km away Angadippuram (AAM), Angadipuram, Kerala

By Road-There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Malappuram.

Accommodation at Malappuram:- There are hundreds of hotels both budget and luxury class for all kinds of visitors. There are both Government and corporate guest houses available as well. Several lodges and dharmasala are available at a very affordable price. Food is very affordable for all kinds of visitors.

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