Malappuram is one of the most visited destinations in Kerala. With many tourist spots to see and activities to indulge in, this city is the best place to be visited by families. The Kadalundi Puzha river that flows through the city is the biggest attraction here. The cool weather creates a beautiful ambiance adding up to the serenity of this place. Nature lovers will definitely love their stay in this heavenly city. Wildlife enthusiasts can also have some time witnessing the wildlife at the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. The religious people come here to witness the temples like Keraladeshpuram Temple and Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple. With lots more for the tourists, it is one place you must visit once in a lifetime.
Places To SeeKeraladeshpuram Temple
Keraladeshpuram temple is one of the most ancient temples in South India. Legend has it that it was visited by Saint Francis Xavier in the mid sixteenth century. The structure was destroyed by Tipu Sultan of Mysore and later rebuilt. You can also visit the nearby Tanur Beach, which offers secluded surroundings. Thirunavaya Temple
The ancient temple enjoys a scenic setting on the banks of Bharathapuzha in Thirunavaya village. Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity and is worshiped in his Nava Mukundan avatar. The temple was also destroyed by Tipu Sultan during the Mysore invasion but was later rebuilt. Kottakunnu
The fort is located at the base of a cantonment hill. There are several attractions nearby including the famous murals of Malabar, and the Vettakkorumakan and the Siva temples.
Things To DoKadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Sprawling over several small islands at the place where River Kadalundi merges with the Arabian Sea, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is the natural habitat of several native birds such as Malabar Hornbills, Sandpipers, Darters, Woodpeckers, Herons, Kingfishers, Whimbrels, Gulls, and Brahminy Kites. The sanctuary also attracts a host of migratory birds in winter. The water bodies in the sanctuary are home to marine species like crabs turtles, and mussels. Tip
: The best time to visit is from October and March. Boating facilities are also available to explore the sanctuary. Biyyam Kayal
This is a water park situated near Ponnani. You can enjoy several slides and other water activities in the facility. Padinharekara Beach
The beach is situated near Ponnani. From here you can take in the view of the confluence of the river Bharathapuzha and Tirur puzha on their way to merge with the Arabian Sea.