Valiyaparamba Backwaters | Kerala

One of the popular backwater stretches in northern Kerala is the Valiyaparamba, a long strip of land between the backwaters and the Arabian Sea. Located near the popular Bekal Fort area, Valiyaparamba in Kasaragod the water here is fed by four separate rivers and the entire region is famous for a cluster of picturesque small islands.

A wonderful cruise and picnic locale, visitors head over to soak in the friendly atmosphere and have the calm breeze helping them to forget the chaos of daily life.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters area unit the northern a part of the Kavvayi Backwaters that flows through Kasaragod district.Valiyaparamba Backwaters area unit the most important backwaters in North-Kerala and therefore the third largest backwaters in Kerala. although not as widespread the Alappuzha Backwaters

Boat rides starting from Kotti - Kottapuram allow visitors to see the important spots along the backwaters and experience the significant local flora and fauna.

Valiyaparamba Island

With an area of 16 km2 and a population of 10,000, Valiyaparamba Island is the largest island in Kavvayi Backwaters. Agriculture and fishing are the main source of income for the island, but late the island has become a popular tourist destination. It is also renowned for its handloom and coir industries.

Valiparamba beach runs on the island's western side. Valiparamba beach is perhaps the best kept secret of Kerala. Serene and secluded Valiparamba beach may be a dream come back true for anyone who wants to spend a quiet day on the beach without being disturbed by loud and noisy crowds. The island is close to some of Kasargod's major tourist sites, such as the Bekal Fort, which is just an hour's drive away from here. Bekal Fort offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas. The Malabar mangrove trail is just 20 km from Valiyaparamba Backwaters, the trail offers hiking, boating and birdwatching. 

Valiyaparamba Backwaters – What to See?

Valiyaparamba Backwaters are not yet commercially developed as the Alappuzha Backwaters Valiyaparamba Backwaters are unspoilt and innocent about it. It retains its rustic charm and peaceful, serene environment. As a result, Valiyaparamba Backwaters does not offer, but is not deprived of, large-scale tourist attractions.

One can fish at the Valiyaparamba Backwaters, not with sophisticated rods and tackles, but with uncomplicated, sparse equipment. Hunting for crabs is an experience you shouldn't miss if you're here. You can easily find rafts that will give you rides across Valiyaparamba Backwaters. Local boats are also available that allow you to travel the entire stretch of Valiyaparamba Backwaters. You can also get houseboats where you can enjoy the backwaters at a leisurely pace. Besides all this one can also get government ferries to tour the entire Valiyaparamba Backwaters for nominal rates.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters is an area of great natural beauty. As mentioned, Valiyaparamba Backwaters is close to the Malabar mangrove trail, and it is also home to migratory birds. These birds can be seen around the small islands in Valiyaparamba Backwaters. Keep an eye out for them while enjoying your ride on the boat. You can also bathe in the backwaters of Valiyaparamba. This is an experience that you shouldn't miss at any cost. A dip in Valiyaparamba Backwaters ' cool waters will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated at no extra cost.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters – Best time to visit

The best time to visit Valiyaparamba Backwaters is between November and February, although it is favorable all year round.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Payyanur, about 9 km away

Nearest airport: Kannur International Airport, about 60 km away

Where to Stay

Accommodation facilities within 10 Km


Avisa Island Homestay

Kannavedu, Kadapruam Road
Near Swami Madam Temple, Trikaripur, Valiyaparamba P.O.
Phone: 467-2271885 
Mobile: 9847304309

River Lap Homestay

Surimi Nivas, Azithala Beach
Thaikadapuram P.O., Nileswaram
Phone: 467-2288076 2287030
Mobile: 9400902356, 9495512356

JK Residency

Cheruvathur P.O.
Phone: 467-2260044 2264699

Kavvayi Beach House

Mobile: 9567888085, 7558922220

KK residency Payyanur

Old Bus Stand
Phone: 4985-201111 201005
Mobile: 7510201111


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