Kerala has many interesting tourism destinations that cater to every kind of tourist. Malappuram is another tourism destination is Kerala which is loved by all types of travelers. In this article let’s take a look at some interesting tourist attractions in Malappuram of Kerala. If you are planning a trip to Malappuram, don’t forget to check these places out.
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala
It is a well known fact that Kerala is a hub for Ayurveda. Keralites even today prefer Ayurveda over modern medicines to cure various ailments. The locals and the tourists both take Ayurvedic treatments in the various centers all over the state for health and beauty reasons.
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala is one of the leading Ayurvedic centers, not just in Kerala but in the whole of India. It is a healing center established over 100 years ago, and any locals as well people from other parts of India and even people from abroad, come here to take various treatments. If you are in Malappuram you must check out Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala.
Nilambur Teak Museum
The teak Museum at Nilambur is famous for being the only teak museum in India and the first of its kind in the world. The entrance door of this museum is made of teak wood. This museum contains and exhibits all information about teak. Detailed description on the flower, fruit and natural regeneration of teak, as well as the prominent characteristics of the various species of trees are exhibited. In addition to Teak, the Nilambur museum also has a collection of over 300 butterflies, moths and insects that are found in Teak plantations. The Nilambur museum is open on all days of the week except Mondays. Timings are from 10am to 5 pm.
The gushing Adyanpara waterfall and the lush forest surrounding it are a treat to the senses. One can also spot a lot on interesting birds here. The Adyanpara waterfall is an ideal picnic spot.
Even though this waterfall doesn’t completely dry up, it is not suggested to visit this place during summers as the water flow is low. September to December is the best time to visit this place.
Kottakkunnu is a recently developed tourist spot in Malappuram. In Malayalam ‘Kotta’ means ‘Fort’ and ‘Kunnu’ means ‘Hill’. The name Kottakkunnu is derived from an old fort built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. The traces of this old fort are still found here.
This place also has an open-air theatre, an art gallery, a water theme park and even a helipad. Since it is situated on a hill top, it provides some gorgeous views and is a popular getaway spot in Malappuram.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary spreads over a cluster of Islands where Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. This sanctuary has over 100 species of native birds. Additionally over 60 species of migratory birds can be found here. This place is a perfect blend of nature, beauty and solitude which makes it one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Malappuram.