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Malappuram in Kerala as a historical place of interest has a very rich and eventful history, and is situated on the Calicut - Madras road, 12 km. south - west of Manjeri and 52 km. south - west of Calicut. Malappuram is the head quarters of this historically important district.The historical destination of Malapuram was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This historically significant district was the venue for many of the Mappilla revolts (uprisings against the British East India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921.The hill country has also contributed much to the cultural heritage of Kerala.
The historical destination of Malappuram (literally, a land atop hills)in Kerala is bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the Arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south. Malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. Many examples of Indo European architecture still exist in the historical destination of Malappuram.
The land of great poets and writers, political and religious leaders, Malappuram has carved a place of its own in the history of Kerala and hence its historical significance. The Kings of Valluvanad, the Zamorins, the kings of Perumpadappu Swarupam and the Kings of Vettathunadu, were the early rulers of historical Malappuram. The Portugese, Mysore Sultans and the Britishers, had their sway over this place,and has been indirectly instrumental in shaping the unique, social and cultural heritage of the historically important destination of Malappuram.
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