Malappuram
 
MALAPPURAM
n Area: 3,550sq km
n Population (in 000's): 3093
n Rainfall (Annual): 290 cm
n Altitude: 

n Lowland : Sea level, 
n Highland: 477 to 2340m above sea level
n Climate: Humid on the coast; tropical, with -
n oppressive hot season, in the interior
n Tourist Season: September to March

  
Malappurarn (literally, a land of top hills) is situated 50 km southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the Arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south, Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha 

Malappuram has a rich and eventful history. It was the military head quarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This district was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts (uprising against British East India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921. The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala. It was a famous centre for Hindu-vedic learning and Islamic philosophy.
  
GETTING THERE & AWAY
  

Air
Nearest Airport: Karipur, Kozhikode (36 km) 
 
Rail
TNearest main railway station: Kozhikode Other railway stations: Tirur Ph: 422240 Kuttippuram Ph: 608324 Nilambur Ph: 220237 Angadipuram Ph: 327343.
 
Road 
Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by an excellent road network
Bus Stations: KSRTC, Malappuram Ph: 734950 KSRTC, Perinthalmanna Ph: 327342 KSRTC, Ponnani Ph: 666396 Municipal Bus Terminal, Manjeri Municipal Bus Stand, Tirur Tourist Information Office: Ph: 734311, 734922, 734882,