Malappuram: Kodikuthimala Hills in Perinthalmanna is popularly known as the Ooty of Malappuram.
It is also the highest peak in the district. The idyllic setting of this hilly area is truly fascinating. Ever-flowing springs, waterfalls, a watchtower and the Suicide Point are the main attractions here.
The British hoisted their flag on this hilltop during a survey, thus getting the name Kodikuthimala. It is almost two decades ago that the hilltop started featuring on the tourism map of Kerala. Around 70 acres of land in this area is earmarked by the Tourism Department for various projects. Kodikuthimala, at an altitude of 2,000-ft above sea level, has a watch tower that is popular with tourists visiting this serene place because of the vantage point it offers. On reaching the top of Kodikuthimala one is spellbound by the sheer beauty of the area.
Trekking to the top of Kodikuthimala is a challenging task due to the varied topography of the hill. It is a favourite spot for youngsters who like spending the day enjoying the charm and the panoramic view of Malappuram.
The ideal time to visit Kodikuthimala is between September to May. Those who love nature can choose this destination for its sheer natural beauty without the invasion of commercialism....