Kottakunnu is famous for the ruins of an old fort, which is situated at the base of the cantonment hill. It is believed that the fort was constructed by the Zamorins of Kozhikode and houses Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Shiva Temple. Renowned for its architecture, these temples are famous for housing murals of Malabar.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is one of the attractions of the region from where river Kadalundipuzha flows into the Arabian Sea. Situated at a distance of around 19 km from Kozhikode, the sanctuary is around 7 km from Beypore port. The sanctuary is popularly known by the name of Kadalundi Nagaram.
Valiya Juma Masjid
Valiya Juma Masjid, one of the important pilgrim centres of the Muslims, is situated on the Kozhikod-Nilmbur-Gudallur road of Kerala. The mausoleum of the Malappuram shaheeds or martyrs is located in vicinity of the Masjid. The site is visited by a number of tourists during the four day annual festival, which is celebrated in the month of April.
Kadampuzha Temple, one of the ancient temples of the region is situated in the remote village named Melmuri of Tirur taluk. Although there is no historic evidence for the construction of this temple but a strong belief states that it was constructed by Jagadguru Shri Shankara Acharya of Kalady.
Thirunavaya Temple is situated near Ponnani at a distance of 8 km south of Tirur. It is also renowned as The Thiruvanaya Navamukunda Temple. Located on the banks of river Bharathapuzha, the place is popular for historical as well as religious significance.
Pazhayangadi Mosque, one of the prime attractions of Kondotti, is situated at a distance of around 18 km east of Manjeri. The mosque is associated with Muhammed Shah, a Muslim saint from Persia and is popularly known as Kondotty Thangal. Constructed as per the plan of a white dome and intricate filigree work, the mosque exhibits the example of Mughal style of architecture.
Biyyam Kayal, one of the backwater lakes of the district, is located close to Ponnani in the Malappuram district ofKerala.The District Tourism Promotion Councils have recently set up many water sports facilities here. Speedboats and water scooter rides being the activities here.
Padinharekara Beach, one of the prominent tourist attractions of Malappuram, sprawls over a wide area and is located at the end of the Tipu Sultan Road. The beach is renowned for its views of the River Bharathapuzha and the River Tirurpuzha before entering the Arabian Sea. The beach has palm trees and soft white sand and attracts tourists in large numbers.
Angadipuram Temple, also known as Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy or Bhadrakali Temple, is situated on the Madras-Calicut Trunk road. Being located on a 60 ft high hillock, the temple can be seen from the main road, renowned as Palghat-Calicut highway. Travellers and devotees can experience the chanting of ved mantras and pujas regularly at fixed timing.
Keraladeshpuram Temple is one of the ancient temples, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated around 3 km south of Tanur town, which was destroyed by Tipu Sultan and was regained later.
Mumburam is a famous Muslim shrine and is renowned for housing dead bodies of the Thangals, the religious leaders of the Malabar Muslims. The shrine is situated in A.R. Nagar village and is considered to be one of the major pilgrimage centres of Muslims.
Arya Vaidya Sala
Arya Vaidya Sala is located in the Kottakkal region at a distance of around 13 km from Malappuram. The site earlier served as a premier centre for conducting studies and researches on Ayurveda, traditional classical Indian medical system. The centre was established in 1902 by late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier, a visionary physician and philanthropist.
Nedumkayam, situated about 18 km from the Nilambur town, is known for its rich and dense rain forests, wide variety of flora and fauna. Among the animal species found in the forest are elephants, bison, tiger, rabbit, blue monkey, bear, wildcat and deer.
Trikandiyur Temple, one of the pilgrimage spots of the destination, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Considered to be one of the eight viraattanams or avadharams of Lord Shiva, the ancient shrine belongs to Dharmapuram Aadinam Mutt.