Kottakkal Temple Malappuram- Kerala
The name Malappuram literally translates into a land
atop the hills.
As for the history of Malappuram, it was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. It was also influenced by the the Kings of Vettathunadu, Portuguese and Mysore Sultans before falling into the hands of British.
The Moppila revolt, which were typical revolt against the British rule in Kerala, found a great venue in Mallapuram. Post independence, the Malappuram was merged with the state of Kerala in 1956. The district itself was formed in June 1969 by combining the backward areas of the previous Kozhikode, Perintalmanna and Ponnani taluks of Palakkad.
The nearest airport is at Kozhikode, Karipur Airport. Flights from here fly daily to Delhi, Coiambatore, Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai. There are flights thrice a week to Goa, twice to Trichy and just once to Trivandrum. From Karipur, prepaid taxis are available to take you to Kozhikode. Prepaid taxis are available to transfer you to Malappuram.
There are railway stations at Tirur, Kuttippuram, Perintalmanna and Nilambur that connect to other places like Kozhikode, Manglore, Kochi, Trhiruvanantpuram, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
Malappuram is well connected by road to all the parts of Kerala. KSRTC run buses are also quiet frequent and take you to different parts of Malappuram itself.