Kottakkunnu, located near the district collectorate in Malappuram, here one can see traces of an old fort at the crest of the Cantonment Hill. The fort was the first to be built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode.
The Municipality of Malappuram City has started Kottakkunnu Amusement park - a water theme park in the valley of Kottakunnu. Visitors are allowed up to 9 p.m.
Nearby are the Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Siva Temple with the famous murals of Malabar.