Area : 3550 sq. Km Population : 3,096,000
Air : Nearest airport : kozhikode (36 kms)
Rail : Nearest main railway station is kozhikode (calicut).
Road : Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in kerala. Karnataka and Tamilnadu by an excellent road network.
Places of Interest in Malappuram :
The jama-at mosque: This is an important pilgrim centre of the muslims of Kerala. The four day annual festival at the mosque (Nercha) is celebrated in april. Adjoining the mosque is the mausoleum of the malappuram shaheeds (Martyrs)whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.
Thali temple, perinthalmanna : The temple is located about 3 kms west of angadipuram on the way to malappuram from perinthalmanna.
Nilambur : This is the original home of the cholainaickans, the oldest aboriginal tribe of kerala. The extensively forested land is well known for canoli's plot the world's oldest teak plantation and bamboo woods.
Tanur : The small coastal fishing town of tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the portuguese. It is belived that st. Francis xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of tanur town is keraladeshapuram temple, dedicated to lort vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in kerala.
Kottakkal : 12 kms southwest of malappuram, this small town is home to the famed kottakkal arya vaidyasala, one of the pioneer institutions of ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine, in kerala.
Kadalundi bird sanctuary (48 kms),
Kondotti (18 kms).