Kottakkunnu is a tourist destination in the state of Kerala located at Malappuram. Stationed right at the heart of the city, Kottakkunnu attracts large number of domestic as well as international tourists.
Kottakkunnu, Known as Marine Drive of Malappuram is a hill garden. Kottakkunnu park contains an Open Air theater, Lalitha Kala Academy Art gallery, a water theme park, Adventure Park, Kids traffic park, Balloon Park, 16D Cinema. There is Water fountain and Laser show on every weekends and on festivals like Eid, Onam, New year eve etc. At Kottakkunnu one can see traces of the first fort built by the Zamorins. This tourism destination turned historic hill attracts lakhs of people per annum. This scenic table-top location is at the crest of the Cantonment Hill near the District Collectorate in the heart of Malappuram city and 51 km from Kozhikode,12 km from Kottakkal, 25 km from Karipur Airport, 17 km from Angadipuram railway station and 29 km from Tirur railway station. Visitors are allowed up to 9pm.[clarification needed] KSRTC Bus station located adjacent at Up Hill is the nearest bus station.
Kottakkunnu being one of the high earning tourism destination in the state in the form of tickets, Tourism department has planned to make this one stop destination with all kind of entertainment. In 2015, tourism minister inaugurated Kottakkunnu Master plan of 100cr worth projects. Some of the components under the master plan has opened and many are underway.
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