Kottakkunnu, Known as Marine Drive of Malappuram is a hill garden. Kottakkunnu park contains an open air auditorium, Lalitha Kala Academy art gallery, DTPC helipad, a water theme park etc. At Kottakkunnu one can see traces of the first fort built by the Zamorins of Kozhikode. This tourism destination turned historic hill attracts lakhs of people per annum. This scenic table-top location is located at the crest of the Cantonment Hill near the District Collectorate in the heart of Malappuram city and 50 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.