North Kerala Backwaters
Kozhikode backwaters promise you a memorable holiday experience. Kozhikode was once the capital of the great Zamorins. It was a prominent trade and commercial centre and the land of the Malabar Maholsavam and was the most important region of Malabar in the earlier days.A boat cruise along the Kallai River and Canoli Canal on Kozhikode backwater is an enjoyable romance filed holiday. The sheer pleasure of letting our eyes rest on velvety green hills at a distance as we sail along on this unpolluted backwater.
The important attraction of this backwater is Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. The estuary at Kadalundi is a haven for migratory birds. Terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, whimbells and other exotic birds flock into this place.Another main attraction is Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam, a water fiesta.
This tranquil backwaters destination in Kerala is located in Kasargod district, about 30km from Bekal Fort.
Valiyaparamba backwaters are very scenic with dense grooves of arecanut and palm dotting the two sides’ narrow strips of beaches and several little islands. It is fed by four rivers including Tejaswini.Cruise here in the Kettuvallam and enjoys the pristine beauty with the Ezhimala hills forming the ideal backdrop.
One of the prime attractions of the Valiyaparamba backwaters is a small island called Idayilakadu located in the Valiyaparamba Lake. A road across the lake connects it to the mainland. A foremost attraction of this river island is a sacred groove called
“Idayilakadu Sarpa Kavu”. At the middle of the groove is a statue of snake god. The groove is inhabited by many monkeys.
Valiyaparmba Beaches offer great views of the sunset. The crimson Sun overlooking the coconut tree lined shores, getting ready to go to rest for another day is a beautiful way to end the journey.