Koppam is a village in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest and a fairly popular major urban agglomeration is Malappuram at a distance of 33 km north-west. Those with a keen interest for South Indian heritage and culture, including cuisine, can visit this place. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast is also nearby at a distance of 38 km west.
Places to Stay
As Koppam is a village, one will have to weigh in other options when it comes to the issue of staying. Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Malappuram. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600), Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Located near the Malabar coast, the place has its own unique Muslim culture which is different from much of North India. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram) and others. The Malabar Biryani is a must-try dish of the area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 54 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 77 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the village is mostly catered to by state-run buses. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.