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Malappuram District comprises of undulating hills with innumerable streams flowing through them and reaching the coconut fringed sea coast. These streams at places are linked with the backwaters, facilitating network of inland waterways. The hilly tracts have dense forests and extensive teak plantations. Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy. The main crops produced are paddy, coconut, arecanut, cashew nut, pepper, ginger, pulses, banana, tapioca and rubber. Malappuram district has also enriched the Kerala’s cultural traditions immensely. It has been a centre for Hindu –Vedic learning and teaching.

Ponnani, the taluk headquarters, is an important centre for education in the philosophy of Islam. The temples and mosques of the district are known for their colorful festivals.

Angadipuram: 

The town located near Perintalmanna, on the Chennai-Kozhikode route is an important religious centre for both Hindus and Muslims. The principal of the Thirumandhakunnu temple are Goddess Bhagavathi and Lord Shiva. The Tali Temple is the other important shrine in the town. The Puthanangadi mosque has Arabic inscriptions engraved on one of its planks.

Arikkod:

It lies 31km.north west of Manjeri, on the banks of river Chaliyar and is an important centre of pottery and timber trade.Arikkod and its surrounding areas have witnessed some of the bloodiest scenes during the Malabar rebellion in 1921.There are inscriptions on stone pillars at Kottathadayi and Amalathara.

Kottappadi:

At the floor of the Cantonment Hill is the maidan called Kottappadi (Fort Gate), though today there are only traces of the old fort built by the British to protect Malappuram from the occupation of Malabar by Mysore.

The Jama-at mosque:

This mosque at Malappuram attracts a large number of Muslim pilgrims from every nook and cranny of Kerala and more during the annual festival in April. The “Mausoleum” abutting the Mosque reminisces the heroic acts of bravery of the martyrs of Malappuram-“The Malappuram Shaheeds”.


The Pazhayangadi Mosque:

This mosque is situated at Kondotti, 18km East of Manjeri.This important pilgrim centre of the Muslims has been built 500years ago. The annual festival unique to the place, known as the “Valia Nercha”, held in February and March is indeed a grand feast for three long days.

Tirur

It is situated 25km West of Malappuram.The presence of the birth place of “Thuncath Ezhuthachan”, the father of the regional language of Kerala- Malayalam, is the pride of the place. The practice of acquainting toddlers with the alphabets of the fathomless Malayalam, on a small plane of sand taken from the revered spot which was once the abode of Ezhuthachan which later came to be known as Thunchan Parambu, has been going on for years together with unscathed enthusiasm.

Tanur

History suggests this coastal fishing town as one of the settlements of the Portuguese of the very early times. It is also believed that, in 1546, St.Francis Xavier visited the place. One of the oldest temples of Kerala, “The Keraladeshapuram Temple”, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is situated about 3km from here.

Kottakkal

The mention of the name “Kottakkal” leads invariably to the thought of “Arya Vaidyasala”,founded by Vaidyarathanam in 1902.This pioneer institution of Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine which believes in “ Prevention is better than cure” though it offers lasting cure to various diseases, has branches throughout the State and in Delhi and Chennai. Relentless in research and development the Vaidyasala runs an Ayurvedic Research which also serves as a nursing home and hospital. An appointment in advance of at least 10days is mandatory to see the chief doctor.Accomodations are available .The Ayurvedic centre is famous as P.S.Warrier, “Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala”.

Kadalundy Bird Sanctuary:

The sanctuary ideally studded with beautiful hillocks on a group of exhilarating islands is where the enchanting river “Kadalundipuzha” meets her destination- the Arabian Sea. It is the asylum to more than a 100species of fascinating bird- inhabitants and 60species of migratory birds. The awesome view of the magnificent river blending effortlessly into the mammoth sea can be had from the vantage points atop a hillock  200m  above the sealevel.The place is also the fisherman’s favourite as it hosts a variety of fish, mussels and crabs.
Nilambur

Situated 37km from Malappuram it is an extensive forest area well known for its bamboos is the home to the world’s oldest teak plantation, known as “Canolly’s Plot”. The cholanacikans, said to be among the oldest aboringal tribes of Kerala, live in the Nilambur forests.

Vettakkorumakan Temple

The Nilambur Pattu festival held here features singing of hymns by the members of The Royal Family along with the tribals of Nilambur.

Tirunavai

On the banks of the river Bharathapuzha, 8km South of Tirur is Tirunavai, a place of historical and religious significance. In older days, the Mamamgam festival here was a grand assembly of rulers of Kerala, held once in 12years.Believed to have been founded by Cheraman Perumal, it was performed in 1766.Today the Sarvodayamela is held in the
Navamukunda Temple every Janauary.This temple is said to be founded by the nine great saints and is so called The Banares of the South.The Site of Melpatthur Illam, the home of the great poet Melpatthur Narayana Bhattathri; autor of “Narayaneyum” , is about 2km from here.

Adyanpara

Adyanpara is famous for its waterfalls and the splendor of its lush jungles. It is situated in the Kurumbalangode village, 15km away from Nilambur Taluk.

Kadampuzha

Kadampuzha is 3km north of Vettichira on the NH-17 connecting Kozhikode and Thrissur.The town is famous for the Bhagavathy Temple, believed to have been consecrated by Jagath Guru Sree Sankaracharya.Poomoodal, offering of flowers of theechi(Ixora indica) is an important feature here.Mutturakkal is another offering made by breaking coconuts.


Padinjarekkara Beach:

This beach offers a breath taking view of the confluence of the rivers Bharatha puzha and Thirurpuzha and the Arabian Sea. This is very near to Ponnani.

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Wayanad district is nestled amidst the majestic mountains of Western Ghat and is noted for its pristine beauty. The name, Wayanad, is believed to have been derived from the word “Vayalnadu” which means “the land of paddy fields”. The district is set in a peculiar and antique geographical position. The difference in altitudes of each locality within the district presents a variation of climatic conditions .Nature has blessed this part of the State with mist-clad mountains and verdant valleys. It has enormous tourist potential due to its idyllic nature, nearness to major tourist destinations like Ooty in Tamil Nadu and Mysore in Karnataka, with well laid roads to these centres.Agriculture is the main-stay of the district’s economy. The rich cash crop plantations of pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea ,spices and other condiments has perhaps made Wayanad one of the biggest foreign exchange earners in the State. Besides plantation crops, paddy is the most important agriculture produce. The extensive lush paddy fields of the district are truly impressive.

 

 

The splendid scenic spectacle, with mist clad hills appearing deep blue in bright sunlight, juxtaposes with the green of the paddy fields is truly mesmerising.The East flowing rivers of Wayanad are in striking contrast to the various rivers of the State. The Kabbani river of Wayanad is a perennial source of water to the Kaveri River. The characteristic feature of the district is the presence of large number of tribals or Adivasis.The district also has a small Jain community consisting of Gounders who came from Karnataka.The Jains have built beautiful temples in the district. Banasura Sagar Dam It is the largest earth dam in India and is located 21km from Kalpetta.Due to the undulating topography of the region; islands are formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full. The islands in the backdrop of Banasura hills provide a spectacular scenic view. Chembra Peak It is the highest peak in the District and is located near Meppady town, 15km from Kalpetta.The hill is a “trekker’s paradise”. The District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvases, huts and trekking to the Chembra Peak is a risky mountaineering endeavour.The breathtaking scenic beauty of Wayanad can be enjoyed from here. Edakkal Cave, Ambalavayal The magnificent caves are 3kms from Ambalavayal, which is 25km. from Kalpetta.The rock cave in the Ambukuthy Mountain, is actually a cleft about 96feet long and 22feet wide. The interesting pre-historic carvings on the rock wall are archaeologists and historians delight.

Kalpetta

 

Kalpetta It is the headquarters of Wayanad district. The Jain temple dedicated to Vardhamana Mahaveera is one of the few Jain Shrines in Kerala.There is also a cave near the temple. The town also has the famous Maidani Mosque. There are many important Jain temples around the town which are – Ananthanatha Swami Temple It is located at Puliyarmala.The beautiful Jain temple is located six kilometer from Kalpetta.It is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami, one of the Jain Sage. The Glass Temple of Koottamunda – The magnificent temple is located 20km from Kalpetta on the slopes of Vellarimala.The beautiful temple is dedicated to Parswanaatha Swami, the third Tirthankara of the Jain faith. The icons of Parswanatha Swami and Padmavathi Devi, set in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple have thousand reflections in beautiful patterns on the mirrors placed on the inner side of the temple walls. Santhiantha Temple at Venniyod The temple is dedicated to the Jain Saint Santhinatha Swami. It is 20km.from Kalpetta. Kuruvadweep About 17km East of Mananthavady and 45km Northwest of Sultan Bathery is this 950acre of gracious islands uninhabited and hence untarnished in its natural richness complimented by the serene river “Kabani”. It is no wonder that the picnic makers are overwhelmed by the pleasant experience. This sylvan stretch is marked by orchids, herbs and birds. It is also known as Kurava Islands.

 

Chembara Peak Heart Shaped Pond on Top

Pazhassi Tomb 32km north east of Kalpetta, this tomb stands majestically as the memorial of “Veera Pazhassi Raja” who is rightly remembered as “The Lion of Kerala” who was instrumental in the famous “Guerilla” warfare against the East India Company. The Pullapally cave gains historic importance since it was here the British captured “Pazhassi Raja” at last. Pakshipathalam About 10km from Thirunelly, this is, as the name suggests, a centre for bird watching. The Watch tower offers a better view of some rare species. Reaching the place on foot is the only means to get there. Boys Town This beautiful town is the outcome of the conscientious efforts of the Wayanad Social Service Society. It is 15km north of Mananthavady.Nature Care Centre, Herbal Garden, Sericulture Unit, Perma culture Centres etc. are the treasures of the town along with Jean Park, the Indo-Danish project for promoting herbal garden.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Abundant in flora and fauna the sanctuary with a variety of wildlife forms and integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and in making inroads in the conservation of the regional biological heritage, the purpose it is intended for. It is adjacent to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur on the northeast and the Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southwest. The life style of the tribals and others of the region has appropriately been taken into account by the management. Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary It is 40km from Mananthavady.There are no bus services to Nagarhole from Mananthavady; only jeeps and trucks are available. Brahmagiri A trekker’s paradise is a vast area of scenic wildland forming part of the Western Ghats.It is 11km trek from Tirunelli.Brahmagiri lies 1600m above sea level.Pakshipathalam and Munimala are other attractions. The Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple, popularly called ‘Thenkasi’ or “Dakshin Gaya” nestles in the lap of Brahmagiri. Lakkidi About 5km South of Vythiri, this calm and cool hill station, the gateway to Wayanad, at an altitude of about 700m forming a border to the Thamarasseri Ghat Pass is an enchanting place with looming peaks, splashing streams and thick forests. Pooket Lake This fresh water lake with natural intrinsic springs which never let it turn dry, in the backdrop of the sumptuous sylvan hills stands apart with boating facilities which offer thrill, a children’s park where the little ones can be seen wallowing in their whims and a fresh water aquariums where the submarine creatures welcome the tourists. Sulthan Bathery The hill station and historical centre is noted for a fort built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. The famous Panamarram fort here played an important role during the Pazhassi Rebellion. Chethalayam Waterfall The beautiful falls amidst scenic surroundings are just 12kms from Sulthan Bathery.

 

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Kannur

The district is flanked by the Western Ghats in the east and Lakshadweep Sea in the west. It has a long coastline of about 152km, interspersed with many rivers, coconut-fringed lagoons and beautiful backwaters. It is rich in natural resources and has a flourishing traditional handloom industry. It is also the centre for production of cashew nut, copra, rice, tiles, electric bulb, hard board and plywood.Kannur is also an important centre of various colorful folk arts and folk music of Kerala.

This historical town was formerly a major port area and is mentioned as a “great emporia of spice trade” in Marco Polo’s travel records. Today, it is known as the “weaver city” due to the thriving handloom industry. It is also an important centre of cashew nut trading .The pleasant town with an excellent beach is dotted with many historical monuments.


Payyambalam Beach

Payyambalam is a local picnic spot 2km from Kannur Fort where the beach though not yet fully developed is quiet and beautiful.

St.Angelo Fort

It is situated 3km from Kannur town. For a touch of history, one should visit the St.Angelo’s Fort a huge triangular structure built with laterite. It has strong flanking bastions. This seafront laterite fort was constructed in 1505AD by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeda with the contemporary of the ruling Kolathiri Raja. After changing hands from the Portuguese to the Dutch and then to the English, the fort became one of the important military centers of the British in Malabar. The fort, which is now under the Archaeological Survey of India, offers fascinating views of the Moppila bay fishing harbors.

Moppila Bay

Moppila Bay is natural fishing harbour lying near St.Angelo’s Fort. A sea wall extending to about half a furlong, projecting from the Fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Mechanized and country crafts can enter into the inland from the sea and anchor safely.


Madayi

The famous 12th century mosque at Madayi, a village 25km from Kannur was built by Malik Ibn Dinar with white marble said to have been brought from Arabia. The Madayi Beach is also splendid.

Dharmadom

About 3km from Thalassery lies the small island of Dharmadom.It is spread over 5acres.A bus ride from Thalassery will take one to the place of destination. The place was earlier known as Dharmapattanam, getting its name from the popular belief that it was a Buddhist monastery as Buddha’s images are said to have been excavated from this place, Vattakallu, Altarakunnu, Cherman Perumal’s fort near the Govt.Brunnen College, the Judge’s bungalow a Melor are some other attractions enroute Dharmadom.

Muzhapilangad Beach

This is Kerala’s only drive-in beach where you can drive the entire stretch of 4km of beach. This swimmer’s paradise is 8km north of Thalasseri.Black rocks project this long, clear beach from the deep currents. From here you can see the Dharmadom Island.


Ezhimala

About 55km from Kannur town, at a height of 885 feet is Ezhimala, an isolated but conspicuous cluster of hills. At the foot of the hills are a cave and an old burial chamber. Further up the hills is an ancient mosque where sculptured stone pillars can be seen.Ezhimala and its surrounding areas are also known for some rare medicinal herbs used for Ayurvedic formulations. The combination of high hills and sandy beach make Ezhimala a beautiful picnic spot. The place has now been identified for a million-rupee project to house the country’s and Asia’s largest Naval Academy.

Thalassery

Thalassery is a small town about 20km south of Kannur from where most of India’s circus artists come. The gymnastic tradition was introduced in schools here by German missionaries.Rev.Dr.Heruman Gundert who compiled the first Malayalam Dictionary spent a lifetime around Thalassery in his educational and literary work. He also built a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.


Thalassery Fort

The Thalassery Fort was built in the early 18th century by the English East India Company who established its settlement on the Malabar Coast here in 1683.

Mahe

Between Thalassery and Badagara is Mahe, a small beautiful trading town on the West Coast established by the French in the 17th century. It is under the administrative control of the union territory of Pondicherry and several historical hangovers of French influence are evident.



Parassinikkadavu Sree Muthappan Temple

At Parassinikadavu on the banks of the Valapatanam River, 18km from Kannur is the Sree Muthappan Temple dedicated to Lord Muthappan, believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple in Kerala where Theyyam the ritual dance from the North Kerala is performed daily. The temple’s non-conformist nature is also evident in the unusual custom of offering dried fish and toddy to the deity. There is also a Kathakali Club in the temple which will arrange shows on request. The performance begin after 11pm and lasts for two- and- a – half hours. Parassinikadavu Snake Park also located near the snake park.

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park signifies the great role played by snakes in keeping the ecology of nature. The park is dedicated to preservation and conservation of snakes most of which are getting extinct gradually. It has snake pits and fifteen glass cases for snakes and two big glass cases for King Cobras. There are about 150snakes including  spectacled Cobras, Monosialed Cobras, Russels Viper, Pit Viper and three magnificent King Cobras. And there is also a large collection of nonpoisonous snakes and large Pythons.

Pythalmala

This enchanting hill station, situated 4,500ft above sea level near the Kerala- Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6km trek to the top of the hills.

Kunhimangalam

This place near Payyanur is famous for its unique bronze lamps and sculptures.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

It is an easily accessible haunt for nature enthusiasts. It is 35km from Thalassery.In its 55sq.km area can be found elephants, sloth bears, sambar and mouse deer as well as fauna and reptiles.

Valapattanom

The ten tiny islets lying between Valapattanom and Parassinikkadavu haven’t yet been explored. The boat ride to enjoy the natural beauty of this place is the greatest attraction.
The Bhagat Singh islets comprising of five tiny islets are full of coconut groves. The Samuel Aron Island has a magical well which provides pure water during all seasons in a land surrounded by saline water. The Pampuruthy and AKG islets are close by. Hardly one kilometer from here is the Kolthuruthy island.Valapattanom is just 7km from
Kannur town on the Kannur- Mangalore national Highway.

Arakkal Kettu

This was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only royal Muslim Family of Kerala.

Gundert Bunglaw

It was the residence of German Scholar Rev.Dr.Herman Gundert who compiled the first Malayalam dictionary. He is also credited for publishing first newspaper in Malayalam. He also built a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.

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Kollam, is also known as Quilon is located approximately 75 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Kollam was an ancient port city on the Arabian cost. This town have a rich costal history that even made the famous ancient travel writer Ibn Batuta to refers this port as one of the five important port in the  14th century. You should reconsider the fact that Ibn Batuta traveled 24 years vigorously around the globe on the known world.  Kollam shares it’s boundary on the south by Thiruvanathapuram District, on the north by Pathanamthitta & Alapuzha, on the east by Tamilnadu and on the west by Arabian Sea. The Kollam town is known for its cashew trade & processing and coir manufacturing.  Kollam district’s around thirty percent is covered by the Ashtamudi Lake, therefore it called as “Gate way to the backwaters of Kerala” and thus a outstanding tourist destination in the region.

Kollam town is well copious with beautiful beaches such as, “Thirumullavaram beach” is an ideal place for swimming & bathing. This wonderful beach is located only 5 kilo meters away from Kollam town. “Thankassery beach” located around 5 kilometers north of the Kollam town, it is also known for its European settlement during the colonial days. Some remnants of the European settlement is still exist. This beach is very famous for its 44 meter tall light house. This light house was built in 1902. Nendakara located 7 kilo meters away from the city is famous as a view point for “ chaakara” a post monsoon phenomenon occurs in the cost, that attract a plenty fish to the cost.

Ashtamudi lake is one of the major attraction of the district because of its picturesque beauty, house boats,& ayurvedic centers. Eight hours cruise from Kollam to Alapuzha is considered as the longest cruise in the state. The Kayal Pradakshina cruise is available till the Munroe Island, formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi & Kallada river There are many scenic view point’s like Padappakkara, Munroe Islands, Vellimon, Paravoor,Thevally &  Ashtamudi. Kollam is very close to Tenmala Tea Estate & spice county. Shasthamkotta situated 29 kilometers away from Kollam town, is famous for largest fresh water lake. No motor boating allowed in Shasthamkotta Lake, only manually propelled boats are permitted to cruise.

Thenmala, located 66 km away from Kollam town is India’s first planned eco-tourism project. World Tourism Organisation selected this eco tourism project as one of the world’s best eco friendly tourism projects. This project has a leisure zone that includes winding pathways, a sway bridge and a boardwalk; a culture zone with an amphitheatre and a musical fountain and an adventure zone

Palaruvi Waterfalls about 75 kilometers away from Kollam Town is also worth to visit, Palaruvi which means stream of milk makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet. The Palaruvi woods is a beautiful picnic spot.

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The abundant green district teems with serene beaches, verdant hills, wildlife sanctuaries and historic sites. It occupies an important position in Indian history, as well as in the world history as Vasco Da Gama, the great Portuguese navigator, landed at Kappad in 1498 and discovered the sea route to India. This marked the advent of European powers in India. This historical town was the capital of powerful Zamorins.The natural beauty and prosperity of the town attracted travelers from all over the world. Chinese were the first to establish commercial contact with Kozhikode.The famous traveler Ibn Batuta (1342-47A.D.) notes-“We came to Kalikut, one of the great ports of the district of Malabar, and in which merchants of all parts are found”. Several other travelers who visited Calicut described it as a notable emporium of India.

Kozhikode is an industrially developed district. It is well known for the timber industry. The traditional industries of the district include handloom, coir, cashew, bricks, tiles and handicrafts. The tiles from Kozhikode district are famous all over the country and are also exported.Agriculutre is the mainstay of districts economy. The main crops grown are coffee, tea, rubber, pepper, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, sugarcane etc.An agricultural research station at Koothali and the coconut nursery at Thikkodi are the important institutions of their kind.

Kozhikode Beach

The beach is a picture of beauty and   serenity. An old light house and the two crumbling piers add to the beauty of the beach. It is also a favourite sunset point. The Lions Park and -the Marine Water Aquarium provides entertainment facilities on the beach.

Mannachira Square

A novel attraction in the heart of the city, Mananchira Maidan is the sublimation of the concept of a planned modern city. The historic maidan has been converted into an arcadia with beautiful trees and plants, artificial hills, sculptures, an open air theatre and a musical fountain.


Dolphin’s Point

Here one can see in the early hours of the morning dolphins playing in the sea. The beach, 2km from Calicut  town centre is a long stretch of tree-lined sand  popular with the local people because of the Lions Club Park, Marine Water Aquarium the light house and the two piers- and of course, the opportunity to soak in the evening breeze.

Beypore

This port town and trading centre at the mouth of the Chaliyar river is 10km, from Kozhikode.It was previously known as Vaypura and Vadaparappanad, while Tipu Sultan of Mysore re-named it as “Sultan Pattanam”.Beypore is known for it’s ship building yard where mammoth country crafts known as “Urus” are built by the traditional shipbuilders known as Khalasis.Beypore is still a favourite destination among Arabs shopping for large boats.

Cheliya

This town on the Kozhikode- Quilandi route is famous for the Kathakali Vidyalayam, a training centre for Kathakali dance.Kathakali classes are held on weekends and special performances are arranged on request.

Feroke

Here is the cradle of tile industry. The town alone has more than a dozen tile factories. The rapid rivers from the Western Ghats bring clay along with them which is the raw- material for tiles, pottery and ceramic wares.


Ghat Section

The thickly forested region is the boundary to Wayand district. The section is 44km.from Kozhikode and is popularly known as the “Cheerapunji of Kerala”, as it receives very high rainfall. The lush forests stretch up to 14km, over a number of hills. The splendid scenic view from the hills is simply breathtaking.

Kallai

It was once the second largest timber trading centre in Asia. A steel bridge built here by the British is still in good condition.

Kappad

This historic beach town is about 16km north of Kozhikode.On 27th May 1498, Vasco da Gama from Portugal landed here with three vessels and 170 men. A monument is erected here to commemorate the historical landing. An ancient temple on a hillock, facing the deep sea, is an added attraction.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

It lies 25km from Kozhikode and is a treat for bird watchers. Thousands of migratory birds like terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, whimbrels etc.gather here during the breeding season which starts from November and return back in April.

Kakkayam

This picturesque damsite is about 45km. from Kozhikode. The scenic landscape teems with exotic wildlife and is also considered ideal for trekking and rock climbing.

Pazhassi Raja Museum

It is located at East Hill, 5km from Kozhikode.The museum houses copies  of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, megalithic monuments like dolmonoid cysts, umbrella stones etc.

Art Gallery & Krishna Menon Museum

It is situated adjacent to the Pazhassi Rajah Museum, the art gallery house paintings of Raja Ravi Varma among other collections. The museum has a section dedicated to the great Indian leader V.K.Krishna Menon, whose personal belongings are displayed here.


Badagara

A commercial centre of martial arts, Kalaripayattu.Badagara, 48km from Calicut is also the birthplace of Tacholi Othenan, whose heroic deeds has been immortalized in the ballads of North Malabar.Lokanarkavu Bhagavathy Temple, is situated here, 5km from Badgara town. It is around 1500 year’s old temple. The candid murals and carvings here are a delight to art lovers.



Vellarimala

Vellarimala in the hilly reaches of Kozhikode district is a pristine not crowded by the tourists. The place is ideal for relaxing, taking your spirits through the meandering natural beauties from dawn to dusk. The Kanjirapuzha, tributary of the Chaliar River takes a winding path through rocky terrain forming attractive waterfalls at many points. One can undertake an adventurous trekking trip and reach Chandakkunnu near Nilambur in Malappuram district where the Kanjirapuzha joins the Chaliyar.


Thusharagiri Waterfalls

Lying 50km east of Kozhikode, Thusharagiri is a little known tribal tourist spot in Kerala.Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to from the Challipuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray which gives the name Thusharagiri or the “Snowy Peak”. A 5km trek upstream will rake you to the stream’s origin. Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara that drops 75meters.

Iringal

This is the birth place of Kunjali Marikkar, who commanded the Zamorin’s fleet and held the Portuguese vessels at bay for a long period. The birth place of this valiant admiral of the Zamorin, on the southern bank of the Moorad River, is today preserved by the Department of Archeology.

Kuttichira

The architecture of the old mosque in Kozhikode bear great resemblance to the typical Hindu temple complex with pillars, ventilators and huge tanks as well as stylized floral carvings and geometric designs. The stone inscriptions found in the Muccanti Mosque at Kuttichira reveal an interesting aspect in the history of the Zamorins of Kozhikode and their patronage of Islam in Kerala.Mishkal Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in the city. This 4 storeyed structure is supported by wooden pillars.

Tali Temple

The Tali Temple is a fine example of the total integration that can exist between wood and laterite, which is a remarkable feature of the Kerala style of architecture. This temple was built in the 14th Century by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin and was the venue of Revathy Pattathanam, the annual cultural and intellectual event.

Mother of God Church

This church builds around 1513 AD. Is the only one of its kind in Kerala and is built in the Roman architecture style. This is a famous pilgrim centre and here a portrait of St.Mary more than 200years old can be seen
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