Valapattanam in Kannur | Kerala Backwater

Valapattanam is a small town located 7 km north of Kerala's kannur district. Valapattanam is situated on the banks of the Valapattanam River. Valapattanam is known for its communal harmony where you can see the "Kalarivathukkal Temple" and on the other hand you have the "Kakkulangara Mosque" nearby. The long visions of social leaders and people have turned Valapattanam into a land of communal harmony.  Valapattanam is also known as Balyapattanam and has the biggest wood-based industry in South East Asia.

Western India Plywood Ltd, the largest wood industry, is based in Valapattanam. The timber industries have rich forest resources such as Teak, Iruli, Elavu, Karimurukku, Sandalwood etc. along with cash crops such as tea, coffee, rubber, tobacco, cashew nuts etc.

The historical Malabar coastline of Valapattanam is adorned with legends of the wise king Solomon himself, who claims to have imported wood from this shore for his famous ' Lord Temple. '

Western India Plywood Ltd., the largest wood-based industry in South East Asia, lies today on the banks of the River Valapattanam in Kannur. Fed by the area's natural forest reservoir, it is the de facto location for a variety of woods including Teak, Iruli, Elavu, Karimurukku, Sandalwood (Sandalum album) etc. 

Cash crops such as tea, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, and tobacco can also be found. Interestingly, this is the only place in God's Own Country where the cultivation of Pukayila (tobacco) takes place. Tourists frequent the fishing harbor, soaking in the visuals along with the unique tradition of transporting timber that is still practiced here. It involves linking long pieces of timber together and allowing them to float down the stream, which is a riveting experience for most urban visitors.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kannur, about 7 km

Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 93 km from Kannur town

Where to Stay:


PVA Ayurvedic Multi Specialty Nursing Home

Phone: 497-2777095 2760609
Mobile: 9447283695

Sanam Beach House

P. O. Azhikode South
Near Payyambalam Beach
Phone: 497-2741197 
Mobile: 9744823300

Kairali Heritage

Phone: 460-2243461 2243462, 2243463
Mobile: 9745533385

Ushas Homes

Choyyan House, PalliyanmoolaPallikunnu, P.O. Alavil
Mobile: 9895405929

Meenkunnu Beach House

Mobile: 9526088899, 9847334447

Marmara Beach House

Beach Road
Phone: 497-2744411 
Mobile: 8137878800

Seaside Homestay

Payyambalam Beach
Phone: 497-2703549 
Mobile: 9447192708

Broad Bean, Kannur

Central Bus Terminal Complex 
Phone: 497-2717777 
Mobile: 8606115872, 9446011114

Hotel Blue Nile

S.N Park Road
Phone: 497-2760077 2764780 / 81 / 82 

Green Park Residency

Opp.Railway Muthappan Temple
Phone: 497-2767745 2767747
Mobile: 9895111114

Malabar Residency

Thavakkara Road
Phone: 497-2701654 2701655, 2765456

Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel

Kannur University Campus P.O.
Phone: 497-2780220 
Mobile: 9400008685

Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel

Near Police Club
Phone: 497-2700717 
Mobile: 9400008682

Hotel Sneha Inn

Taliparamba, Kannur, Kerala
Phone: 497-2784790 2784791
Mobile: 8547870751, 9496111751


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