One of the most offbeat yet best places to see in Kerala is Malappuram. Locally translated as ‘land atop hills’ this place is famous for expansive teak plantations and houses many heritage temples, mosques and historic monuments.Popular tourist attractions: Nilambur Teak Museum, Kottakkunnu and Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple
Best time to visit: July to September to enjoy the beauty of rains. November to February to get away from the scorching heat of cities.
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport
Nearest railway station: Angadippuram- 16 kms from Malappuram is the closest railway station.