Malabar is a region in South India. The name of the region is thought to be derived from the Malayalam words mala and vaaram, westernized into -bar. The region is a part of The Malabar Coast, which in historical contexts, refers to India's southwest coast, lying on the narrow coastal plain of Karnataka and Kerala states between the Western Ghats range and the Arabian Sea.
Palakkad District is in Malabar, Kerala, India. The population is 2.8 million and the density is 627 people per Palakkad Gap is the only place where Kerala is not shielded by the Western Ghats mountain ranges.