Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal

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Valiyaparamba is a coastal island in Kasaragod district, Kerala state, India.
Valiyaparamba is separated from the mainland by Kavvayi Backwater. It is located 5km southwest of Cheruvathur and about 30km from Bekal, Kasaragod, north Kerala. The island is approximately in size, and had a population of 11,917 in 1991. The island's main source of income is from agriculture and fishing. The island has 13 wards ruling by each ward member to leading the Valiyaparamba Panchayathu.
Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands. Valiyaparamba, a hinterland separated from the mainland, is a noted fishing centre in the district. A Bekal fort stands on a headland that runs into the sea. A National Waterway passes through the island.
The island has seven primary schools, one high school and one higher secondary school.
The island is separated from the mainland and accessible by transport boat service or by crossing the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge.
Nearest railway station: Cheruvathur, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore route, about 5km from Valiyaparamba. National Highway (NH 17) passes through Cheruvthur.Nearest airports: Mangalore in Karnataka State, about 100km; Karipur International Airport Kozhikode, about 150km from Valiyaparamba.
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  • There could not be better place to relax than the beautiful and serene backwater stretches of Kerala, God's own country. And Valiyaparamba is believed to be one of the most gorgeous backwaters located...  more »
  • Valiyaparamba is a small island in the Kavvayi Lake, blessed with lush green flora and picture-perfect sparkling blue backwaters. There is a beautiful serene beach that isn't crowded. My stay was at L...  more »
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