Nature & parks in Kannur

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Nature & Parks in Kannur

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  • Prateek Gautam
    Bengaluru, India18 contributions
    Its a pretty big beach and the best part is you can take your vehicle right next to the ocean.
    Sand is flat and hard enough to drive.
    BUT, do not park your vehicle right next to the Sea or take your vehicle in Sea. We saw a car getting stuck as they went pretty close to the waves where the sand was loose.

    Also, do not drive too fast else when you’ll apply brakes your car is gonna skid.
    With these precautions you can drive safely here.

    Pro-tip: towards the right hand side after crossing few stones there are two small beautiful and clean beaches. Do visit there and thank me later. :)
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • JK Shetty
    Pallivasal, India12 contributions
    I visited this place during my stay and is absolutely fabulous place. Good spot for picnic. The place was cool since its winter. The photo shoot was perfect and recommend people to travel this place
    Written 26 November 2020
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  • Praveenop
    Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
    This crescent shaped beach is right in the city and is one of the attractions of Kannur. There is no beach life here . Almost all visitors come here to enjoy the gentle breeze and view the sunset. So much can be done here to promote the beach but nothing is done here.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • avinash yadav
    Munnar, India4 contributions
    If you wanna spent some peaceful time let's come..not malls, shops, vehicles...just pure air❤️
    Evening you can hear some peaceful songs from temples, and baanku vili from mosque.
    Written 15 November 2020
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  • wandererlust
    Mumbai, India154 contributions
    Kavvayi is a group of small islands, near Payyannur in the Kannur district of Kerala state in India. It has been mentioned by name by significant global travelers, including Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Abdul Feda. The island was originally named "Kavvill Pattanam" and Chinese ships used to dock here to sell goods and take spices back home.

    The Kavvayi Backwater is the third largest backwaters in Kerala and the largest one in north Kerala. The beauty of the place can be best explored on Kayaks and country boat cruises,, preferably in early morning and late evenings.  Kannur district has 80 percent of the mangrove population in Kerala, and Kavvayi has some of the most picturesque ones. 

    Kavvayistories organises curated mangrove kayaking and camping trips, and we were lucky to discover them whilst we planned our trip to Kavvayi. Jithin was extremely helpful and put us novices at total ease. Given the limitation with the no of people who could travel on one kayak, he  helped us by taking care of our son. The mangroves are beautiful, and  very photogenic - just perfect for the instagram pics.  We so wish we could have also planned for the night camping that Kavvayistories organises. That's something we will definitely do the next time we are in Kannur. 

    Kayaking at Kavvayi is a must visit, and jithin and team are very highly recommended.

    Written 6 January 2022
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  • aruvi007
    Kochi (Cochin), India67 contributions
    Me and my family went to the snake park in this last week with my family, this is a mini zoo. So many other animals also inside in this park
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • We landed on dharmadam by chance which was not much on itenary. After checking out few places we were not very happy and then thought of trying dharmadam.. To our surprise place was awesome with no one around. Amazed to see such a clean beach in India.. It is amazing...Try this place in early morning hours and you will get the best out of it. There is an island which is accessible by walk if the tides are not very high. Have a beach walk,meditate, feel serenity and come back after having a cup of tea in one and only local tea shop in the beach😊Happy travelling...
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • David John
    Kochi (Cochin), India49 contributions
    This is a wildlife sanctuary located in kannur district kerala. We can see animals like elephant, buffallos here. You can enjoy ur day here and should obey the instructions from officials.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • David John
    Kochi (Cochin), India49 contributions
    Dharmadom Island located near Thalassery in Kannur has turned into favourite for tourists seeking a secluded and tranquil atmosphere. This stunning island is covered with a canopy of coconut palms and dense bushes, surrounded by rivers on three sides and the sea on the other. The place gives a brilliant view of the confluence of the Anjarakandy and Thalassery rivers.
    Written 3 November 2019
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  • jishnumj
    Kochi (Cochin), India590 contributions
    It's a real fantastic place for to cheer up. We are so happy on there and it's very familiar area. We spend more than hours.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • Dream815614
    Kannur, India16 contributions
    its located near to the payangadi town. boat ride and other activies are available.
    from chootad beach you can see the place where sea and river joins.
    Written 17 September 2018
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  • sudr
    34 contributions
    This place 12KM from payyanur town and 45KM from Kannur Airport is a bit of hidden gem. The set up is unique with 300M high ezhimala hill on the background.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • EkMusafir
    Pune, India2,206 contributions
    This is one of the most pristine beaches of Kannur, on the Malabar coast. The beach is difficult to get to if you are staying in Kannur city, but quite accessible by a short walk if you are staying in one of the many resorts located opposite or near the beach. It is sandwiched between Thottada Beach to the north and Ezhara Beach to the south. The three beaches are separated by some rocky outcrops of hilly land.

    From Ivory Coast’e, the resort where we were staying, there was a short cut with steps leading down to the northern end of the beach. From here we could walk down about one and a half kilometre to the southern end. The beach is very clean compared to any of the other commercialised beaches. There were no food and drink stalls, nor any restaurant shacks like you find in Goa. We could just stand and observe the waves lashing the shore and rolling up to our feet. It looked safe enough to swim.

    The best time to visit the beach is in the evening to take in a glorious sunset. We would love to come to Kannur again to enjoy the two pristine beaches, Kizhunna and Thottada.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • Naveed MP
    Kannur, India45 contributions
    Tourists reach here after spending time at the main beach at Payymbalam are happy to discover their preferred choice of escape - a beautiful beach of golden sands tucked behind the thick line up of tall palms.

    This beach is indeed a refreshing choice for those who find Payyambalam beach a bit touristy and crowded.

    Meenkunnu beach is 10 kilometers north of Payyambalm along the same stretch of shoreline.

    Meenkunnu means hill of fish, in local vernacular, indicating the strong fishing tradition of beach side villages.

    Other than fishing folk, you may find very few people on the beach. That makes here the perfect spot to forget the worries of the world.

    The cliff on top of this beach is a good view point. However, if you happen to arrive there in a vehicle, there is a better entry point to the beach. To get there, return and take the road to the north.
    Written 12 March 2019
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  • travelerraghu
    Tirunelveli, India126 contributions
    This dam site is situated around 40 kms from Kannur. Even though the dam site is good for picnic, your time will be waste to reach here. Since just a picnic spot with scenic beauty, you can skip this place as there are more other places to visit. There is park and play also. Not well maintained and very unclean.
    Written 29 June 2017
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