Malabar

Malabar is a region in South India. The name of the region is thought to be derived from the Malayalam words mala (hill) and vaaram (range, region), westernized into -bar. The region is a part of The Malabar Coast, which in historical contexts, refers to India’s southwest coast, lying on the narrow coastal plain of Karnataka and Kerala states between the Western Ghats range and the Arabian Sea. The coast runs from south of Goa to Cape Comorin on India’s southern tip. The area is famous for its history as a major spice trade center. This region was the port of first call for Vasco da Gamma on his maiden voyage.

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Administratively, the area is divided into the following districts:

Map of Malabar

Here are nine of the most notable cities.

  • 11.2575.7666666666671 Kozhikode or Calicut. for museums and parks
  • 11.86888888888975.3555555555561 Kannur or Cannanore. for Theyyam temple dance.
  • 11.7575.491 Thalassery or Tellicherry. for beautiful beaches
  • 11.61027777777876.0827777777781 Kalpetta , for beautiful tea estates at Meppadi
  • -4.666666666666755.4666666666671 Mahe Beach, old French enclave.
  • 11.9829805675.402069441 Parassinikkadavu , for the cute riverside temple.
  • 10.99954444444476.0019583333331 Kottakkal , for Herbal medicines and massages
  • 11.1875.821 Beypore , for the walk into the sea, 1 km long Pulimoottu.
  • 10.83600277777876.6814805555561 Malampuzha Gardens, Palakkad. for a family picnic.

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