Thali temple, Perinthalmanna:
The temple is located about 3 km west of Perinthalmanna on the way to Malappuram.
Thirumandhamkunnu Temple, Angadipuram:
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this is an important pilgrim centre in Malappuram. The annual Pooram festival celebrated in March/April attracts large numbers of devotees. A unique custom here is the arrival of Vellathiri in the Pooram ground to give audience to the Malayankutty, the headman of the Pana tribal community. Kalampattu is an important offering here. Mangalya pooja, Rigveda laksharchana and Chandattam are other important poojas.
The Jama-at Mosque, Malappuram:
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.
Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti (18 km east of Manjeri, on the way to Malappuram):
The three day long Valia Nercha feast at this 500 year old Muslim pilgrim centre, celebrated in February /March, is a local cultural event.
Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple
(3 km north of Vettichira on the highway connecting Kozhikode to Thrissur):
Dedicated to Kirathaparvathi, this temple has no idol. Poojas are performed at a hole (about 6 cm in diameter) into which the Goddess is said to have disappeared after showing Her presence to Adi Sankaracharya. Poomoodal, offering of flowers of thecchi (Ixora indica) is an important feature here. Mutturakkal is another offering made by breaking coconuts.
Vettakkorumakan Temple, Nilambur:
The Nilambur Pattu festival held here features singing of hymns by the members of The Royal Family along with the tribals of 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.
Kottakkal (12 km 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. Founded in 1902 by Vaidyaratnam P S Warrier, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala has branches all over the State as well as in Delhi and Madras. One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the State, the Arya Vaidyasala runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home and a hospital. The chief physician can be consulted only by appointment made at least 10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home include family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suites.
Trikandiyur Shiva Temple:
The idol at this ancient temple is said to have been installed by Parasurama, the legendary creator of Kerala. The temple is located near the town of Tirur and attracts devotees from far and wide.
Alathiyur Hanuman Temple:
(12 km from Tirur): One of the famous Hanuman Temple in Kerala and also dedicated to Sree Rama and Baratha. Special Pooja: Neyvedyam - Aval. Ph: 0494-2430666
The shrine and mausoleum of the Thangals (the religious leaders of the Malabar Muslims) in A. R. Nagar Village is a major pilgrimage centre.
The small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of Tanur town is Keraladeshapuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
Thunchan Memorial, Tirur:
This is the birth place of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of the
Malayalam language. On Vijayadasami Day, many come here for vidyarambham, the ceremony in which children are initiated into learning. The iron stylus with which Ezhuthachan wrote his texts on palm leaves and the ancient kanjira tree under which he composed his poems are treasured exhibits here.
Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram (March - April)
Kottakkal Pooram (March - April)
Nilambur Pattu (February)
Kondotty Nercha (March)