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Malappuram Backwater

Malappuram is situated at 26 km from Calicut International Airport. Bounded by Queen of Hills, the Nilgiris on the west, and Lakshadweep islands on the east, Thrissur and Palakad districts on the south, Malappuram is well known for Ayurveda (a traditional Indian Medication), hills and valleys, historical monuments and an enchanting bird sanctuary.

The entire district of Malappuram is surrounded by Biyyam Kayal Lake. Lot of ferries, boats, and catamarans (small boat) are available for visiting the backwaters of this district. An interesting event of boat race is held at this place during Onam a traditional festival of Kerala where huge crowd gather to witness the race.

In olden times, the place was serving as military head quarters. The zamorins belonging to Kozhikode had occupied the place and placed lot of militants in Malappuram. Even now a festival known as Malappuram Nercha is celebrated in commemoration of the martyrs who were killed by atrocious militants who have camped here.

Malappuram is surrounded by backwaters of this lake which is lined with lot of trees and various species of plants. The temperature is cool and breezy due to the water and greenery. Take a cruise to enjoy the fantastic scenery surrounding Kayal Lake. You can also enjoy lot of water sports like speedboats and scooter rides.


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