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Kadalundi

Kadalundi is a small coastal village close to the Arabian Sea in Kozhikode district. This village is famous for its bird sanctuary which is home to various migratory birds during certain seasons of the year and it has been recently declared as a bio-reserve. Beypore, Chaliyam and Vallikunnu are some of the notable places around Kadalundi. The place is better known for its cool gentle breeze, rich cultural heritage and warm friendly people.

The Kadalundi bird sanctuary and its bordering mangrove forest is one of the foremost attractions of the place. This famous sanctuary is home to more than a hundred varieties of native birds and over sixty species of rare and migratory birds.

The sanctuary is spread over a group of islands in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundi river flows into the Arabian sea. The place is locally known as Kadalundinagaram.

The Kadalundi estuary is considered as a birdwatchers paradise, due to the variety of local and migratory bird life. Migratory birds flock here in large numbers during February-March.

The first ever railway line to have been built in Malabar was between Thanoor and Chaliyam in Kaladundi. Even today piles of coal that was once used for the steam engines of those days can be found here at the place where the old railway station used to be situated.

Attractions

Pulimoodu is a one-kilometre stretch of stony pathway stretching into the sea. The land has been artificially made by cementing rock and sand together to facilitate down loading of fish caught from the sea. It is a popular spot where tourists come at twilight to watch sunset. Here you can also find a Light house built by the British which is functional to this day, guiding fisherman to the shore.
The 'Vavulsavam' is a famous festival celebration in which people from all walks of life participate cutting across religion and caste.

Niramkaithakotta Temple, located about 20 km south of Kozhikode city, is believed to be more than a thousand years old. The temple steeped in history is situated in Vallikunnu grama panchayath at the northern end of Malappuram district. The presiding deity is Dharma Sastha. The vastly forested area around this temple which is situated on top of a hill offers a peaceful and heavenly atmosphere. The view of the peak of the hill and the river flowing round it is a really beautiful sight to behold.

Peringottu kunnu is yet another trekking cum picnic spot near Kadalundi with a pleasant view of the valley beckoning the tourist.

There are numerous cafes and  roadside food stalls offering spicy Kerala cuisines – famous for traditional Muslim food items and assorted sea food.

Beypore

Beypore is a small coastal census town in Kozhikode district. The place was formerly known as Vaypura / Vadaparappanad. Tippu Sultan named the town ‘Sultan Pattanam’. This place also has a small port and a beautiful beach. The Beypore light house is situated at the south bank of river Chaliyar.

Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done with the Middle East, and is famous for its ship building industry. Famous for building wooden ships called ‘Dhows’ or ‘Urus’ in Malayalam, these ships were usually bought by Arab merchants for trading, fishing and recently for tourism.

The boat building yard here was once a scene of hectic activity, with the construction of the uru, the traditional Arabian trading vessel. This huge vessel which was once utilized for sea trade purposes, has reduced to miniature showcase models that are available at local stores today.

Nearby attractions in Beypore include the fishing harbour, hardly a kilometre from the shipbuilding yard and Kadalundi bird sanctuary which is about 7 km from Beypore.

TASARA creative hand weaving centre in north Beypore attracts visitors and students from all around the world. Chaliyar puzha which is the fourth longest river in the state flows through this village. The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned a station here in 2006.

Access

Airport:
Nearest airport is at Karipur, about 23 kilometers from Kadalundi.
Railway: Kadalundi railway station is well connected with almost all the major stations in the country.
Road: Well connected with all major cities in the state.
 



 
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