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Payyoli Beach

The beautiful stretch of golden sands and swinging palm trees at Payyoli Beach, in Kozhikode can definitely take your breath away with its astounding surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. Located on the North Malabar Coast of Kozhikode district in the South Indian state of Kerala, this exquisite beach spot has shallow waters, that border Velliyamkallu. The sea here is extremely beautiful and offers a calm surrounding to swimmers and to people, who are interested in other water activities. This beach is significant in many ways and it attracts a large number of tourists every year. During November and December, hordes of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles come at this place to lay eggs. A lot of tourists visit this place to catch a glimpse of these beautiful turtles and to check a nature conservation centre, Theeram, started by the fishermen to save these turtles. The Payyoli Beach looks extremely beautiful with its groves of swaying coconut palms and long strectches of silver sands, bordered by beach shacks that offer decious snacks and sea food to the tourists. Thikkodi light house is a prime attraction here, built following a shipwreck and if you go about a kilometer and a half north of Payyoli, you will find a beautiful sand bank at the estuary of River Mpprad. The place is worth visiting for bird watchers. Payyoli Beach is around 40 km from Kozhikode and is well known as the place where India former sprint queen, P.T. Usha resides. Usha, who is one of the greatest athletes of the country is nicknamed as the Payyoli Express.      Book Now



Janaki Forest

Were you ever sapped of all your energy by the blistering heat of summer. Have you ever looked to retreat into a verdant landscape and rejuvenate yourself when bogged down by the dry and arid summer landscape. Well then Janakikad is the destination where you can unwind yourself. Situated in the Maronthongara Panchayat, 7 km from Kuttiyadi, Janakikad comes under the Kuttiyadi range of Kozhikode forest division. Janakikad gets its name from the renowned statesman V. K Krishna Menons sister, V. K Janaki Amma, to whom this 131 hectare land once belonged. The Janakikad Ecotourism project is a nature loverís delight. Janakikad has in store unexplored wilderness which begins with the ticket counter in the shape of termite mounds and the animal figures that etch the gates of Janakikad. The forest has a wide biodiversity of plants. You can enjoy a leafy stroll under the canopy in Janakikad and indulge yourself in bird watching and butterfly tracking. A variety of bird species like Horn Bills and Gray Jungle Fowls and butterflies inhabit the forest. Enthusiasts can observe birds and bird life from tree top houses. Rafting facilities are also provided. You can enjoy a dip in the cool waters of the Chavaramuzhi River, a tributary of Kuttiyadi which pats Janakikad. The ancient temple in the forest is yet another attraction. The trek through the forest, which is dense enough not to let the scorching summer rays penetrate and drain you of all your energy, is a wonderful experience with raw nature.      Book Now



Peruvannamuzhi Dam

The Peruvannamuzhi dam site set amid hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The reservoirs here provide facilities for speed and row boat cruises during which one can see the Smarakathottam a garden built in memory of the freedom fighters of the region. Uninhabited islands, a bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place. Peruvannamuzhi is name of a scenic village in the Kozhikode District of Kerala, which offers tourists a peek into the natural splendor and picturesque beauty of Kerala. But, this is not what tourists like about this place it is the magnificent Peruvannamuzhi Dam nearby the village, which pulls a large number of tourists from across the country. People love to visit this place along with their families and friends to explore the exotic surroundings of the dam and to experience activities like rowboat, speedboat cruises, and many more. It gives them immense opportunities to travel around dense jungles, artificial lake, stunning landscapes, and lush green hillocks. Peruvannamuzhi Dam is a beautiful picnic spot, located in calm and quiet settings of Western Ghats, which is known to be the major reserve for Indian wildlife and spice plantation. This area is rich in bird life as over 90 species of birds have been recorded here. The rich natural surroundings of this place also give way to crocodile farming, which is done on a large scale in Pervannamuzhi. Tourists love to hang out at this destination, which is blessed with so many natural wonders.      Book Now


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