Trips and Itineraries for Payyanur
Kerala: The finale
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2. Kavvayi, KeralaKavvayi is a small island in the largest backwaters of North Kerala, Kavvayi Kayal. The island holds vast history in its small area. Several global travellers such as Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and even Adbul Fida have written about Kavvayi in their travels. This hidden place was also of great relevance to the British East India Company, as this land of zamindars hosted a large port and was home to the magistrate court.The wetland of 37 square kilometre makes Kavvayi the largest ecosystem of North Kerala. Valiyaparamba Island is also on the same backwaters and is only 5 km from the Kavvayi island.How to reach: Either use ferry from the mainland or cross through the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge. Nearest railway station is Cheruvathur, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore route.
Weekend Getaways from Payyanur
280 Kms from Payyanur
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Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Bangalore serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore city for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix in Bengaluru, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore city is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to Bengaluru’s much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.
Since Abhijit had not witnessed the backwaters, we headed to Payyanur in the north. I had read about the Valiyaparamba beach and decided that along with a ride through the backwaters, we would spend some time at the beach. The northern backwaters of Kerala is completely tourist-free. There wasn't a single houseboat in the backwaters of Payyanur. These are huge channels of backwaters and one can see the sea through the thin stretch of land that divided the two water bodies.