Kodikuthimala Malappuram

Having the lofty title of being the highest peak in the vicinity of Perinthalmanna Kodikuthimala is a remarkable natural niche having all the classic elements of waterfalls, gurgling, sparkling springs, verdant hill sides, mossy pathways and rain-drenched forests. Many a Wordsworth would be provoked to pen down poems and songs on its eternal, captivating beauty.

Kodikuthimala in Malappuram

The Kodikuthimala hill is the highest point in Perinthalmanna. It gives an immensely spell binding panoramic view of Malappuram.

Geography of Kodikuthimala

This beautiful natural haven is located at an altitude of about two thousand feet above sea level. A strategically placed watch tower at the highest point of the hilltop affords a scenic view of the township below. The undulating hill topography affords exciting climbing and trekking areas for those seeking adventure or those wanting to soak in the bounty of nature.

Climate of Kodikuthimala

The climate is cool and very pleasant almost all through the year except for May to September. The rainy season is wet and extremely humid with the atmosphere becoming stifling and virtually unbearable. The best time to be in this region is during the months of September to June. The weather is very pleasant and ideal for promoting health and well being. Interestingly the temperature is much cooler than the gradient at which it is situated warrants. This is probably because of the proximity of the Western Ghats and the several water bodies criss-crossing the topography.

History of Kodikuthimala

Kodikuthimala, located at a height of about two thousand feet above sea level, has a distinctive place in history as it gained prominence. During a survey conducted by the British long before India gained Independence, the scholars conducting the survey had hoisted a flag on Kodikuthimala to mark it as the highest point in the vicinity. In fact, the name Kodikuthimala was also derived from this fact marking this hilltop proximal to Perithalmanna as the highest point in a string of hills.

Much later the watch tower was constructed at the point where the flag was hoisted. In fact seeing its emerging popularity the Tourism Department has allocated about seventy acres of land for developing it into a tourist-friendly area; arrangements are made for tourists to commute to various areas for all forms of entertaining and exciting activities like trekking or simply going to various scenic picnic spots to spend an idyllic day. This enchanting natural treasure trove had been untouched till about two decades ago when it was opened to tourism by the state.

Commercialism seemed to have bypassed this little hill station. Its undulating topography dotted by the crystal spring bubbling through the green glades and shinning, sparkling through the many grassy atolls are most inviting for many a nature lover. This area has great potential for the tourist who wants to get away from the humdrum bustle of everyday city life. Here in the lap of nature can be enjoyed all the pleasures of relaxing and mental peace. The very environment provokes calmness and beauty.

How to Reach Kodikuthimala from Malappuram

To reach this quieter form of the ‘Ooty of Malappuram’ it is essential to understand the route.

By air - the nearest airport is the international airport at Calicut from where the distance to Malappuram and then onto Kodikuthimala is about hundred kilometers.

By train - there are a number of options in the vicinity of Kodukuthimala. The railway stations of Angadippuram and Cheruhara are situated proximal to Kodukuthimala and can be easily accessed by road within fifteen to twenty kilometers. The third option is the railway station at Palakkad which is situated about fifty five kilometers from the destination point.

By road - one travels from Perinthalmanna to Kodikuthimala which is at a distance of about ten kilometers only. The route to be taken is towards Kakkooth road in a northern direction for about two hundred meters and turning right on the Kakkooth road and for about seventy meters. After going about two hundred meters while still staying on the Kakkooth road then taking left for the Kozhikode-Ferokh- Palakkad Highway for about one and half kilometers. From this point a left turn gets one on the Kozhikode-Ferokh-Palakkad highway. Travelling for three and a half kilometers on this highway take a left turn to reach the Kodikuthimala Tourism Road. On going for a distance of about four and a half kilometers one reaches ones destination, viz, Kodikuthimala.

All information regarding stay and booking can be obtained from
The Tourism Department Kodikuthimala, Kerala
Phone:+91 483 2731504
Email: info@dtpcmalappuram.com
Website: http://www.dtpcmalappuram.com

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