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Kavvayi lake

Kavvayi lake

Kavvayi Lake or the Kavvayi Kayal as the natives call it, is one of the top backwater destinations in Kerala. It is located in Kannur district, a district known for cultural heritage of Kerala.

A walk along the shores or a pleasure boating trip on Kavvayi Lake is as interesting as that they surely will make the tourists fall in love with this beautiful backwater that is well-adorned with charming sceneries and serene nature. The backwaters of Kavvayi is formed by five rivers - Kavvayi river and its four tributarie.


The Kavvayi lake is dotted with several small and big islands, Valiyaparamba island is the biggest among them and it stretches over 16 km.sq.The northern portion of Kavvayi lake is also known as Valiyaparamba backwaters. This Island has a population of 10000. The island's main source of income come from agriculture and fishing. A secluded beach named Valiparamba beach runs parallel to the backwaters on its western side. From an ecological point of view the backwater of Kavvayi and its surrounding region is considered to be of significance. The Kavvayi backwater is the biggest wetland ecosystem in north Kerala with an area of 37km.sq. The backwater and the wetlands are home to a variety of fauna and flora.

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