The small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546 AD.
About 3 km south of Tanur town is Keraladeshpuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
Air: The nearest airport is at Kozhikode, 36 km away.
Rail:The nearest railway station is also Kozhikode.
Road: Malappuram is well connected with major cities in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.