Kottakunnu is 35 km from Malappuram District. In Kottakunnu place, one can see traces of an old fort at the crest of the Cantonment Hill. The fort was the first fort built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. The Vettakkorumakan Temple and the Siva Temple with the famous murals of Malabar can be seen nearby.

Also Kottakunnu Amusement Park set up by the Malappuram Municipality in association with the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC). For people, who are looking for fun and frolic with a bit of adventure, they must visit Kottakkunnu Park.