Valiyaparamba backwaters is called the Vembanad lake of North Kerala. A hinterland which is separated from the mainland, Valiyaparamba Island is spotted in the Arabian Sea about 30 km from Bekal, Kasaragod. Kerala’s most picturesque backwater places and the most energizing getaway for the visitor; the striking island of Valiyaparamba has so much to offer to its visitors.
A tour to Valiyaparamba Island will refresh your mind state as the place is extremely awe – inspiring. A boat cruise in traditional ‘kettuvallam‘ (houseboat) offers panoramic view of the coconut groves in this island. Being a fishing centre, different moods of fishing scenes adds to its beauty.
The cool breeze, coconut lagoons, variety of sea birds, activities like husking, etc. provide a larger canvas for the travellers. The Island is also well known for its mussel cultivation. The best time to visit Valiyaparamba is in between October to March.
To explore this cleanest backwater destination, Bekal Resorts Development Corporation Ltd (BRDC) has introduced boating facilities, such as houseboats from Kottappuram (near Nileshwar) for the benefit of tourists to experience the backwater cruise.
Bekal fort one of the best tourist spot in north Kerala is around 30 km from Valiyaparmba. Bekal Hole Aqua Park is located near Valiyaparamba in Bekal. It is the perfect place for water sport. Pedal boats and water cycles offer hours long relaxation on the cool stretches of the Bekal Hole backwaters.
Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba is fast turning into a much favoured backwater resort that offers enchanting boat cruises. The Bekal fort which stands on a headland that runs into the sea offers a spectacular view of the surroundings.The National Water Way passes through this beautiful Island and foreign tourist halt here for few hours on the way to Bekal in house boat.
How to Reach Valiyaparamba island :By air: Mangaluru: 103kmBy Rail: Payyannur (Kannur dist) just walk to Kotti Boat Jetti behind Rly station.Boat service to Valiyaparambu operates here.By Road: from Kannur side, get down at Payyannur.Take an Auto from bus stand and go to kotti jetti at minimum charge. Tourist from Kasaragod side, should get down at Kalikadavu and hire an auto and go to Ayitty boat jetty.