Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is 50 km southeast of Kozhikode, 90 km northwest of Palakkad and 140 km northwest of Coimbatore.
Malappuram is the headquarters of the district. In earlier times, it was the headquarters of European and British troops and later it became the headquarters of the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P).
The municipality has started kottakkunnu amusement park, a water theme park in the valley of kottakkunnu. It is well known for its greenery, making it a tourist spot.