It is the commercial capital of Malappuram district and is 25 km from Kozhikode International Airport and 50 km from Kozhikode railway station. It was a live centre of the National movement.
The eastern side of Manjeri town is a hilly area. FM Station of All India Radio "College Kunnu", which is in a hill. Towards south lie Vettecode and Pullancheri. Famous schools such as Chinmaya Vidyalaya and Noble Public school are located in Vettecode. The famous Kunnath temple is on the way to Vettecode. Pullancheri is a beautiful place with hills, scenery, dam and Kadalundy river. This river starts from the eastern border of Malappuram district called Karuvarakkundu and flows into the Arabian sea.
Malappuram district hospital and district court are located at Manjeri.