• Skei Icecream
  • Posted on: 22-12-2023

Navigating Natures Paradise in Kannur

Nestled within the captivating landscape of Kavvayi Islands in Kannur, Kerala, the Kavvayi Backwaters offer an enchanting experience for travellers. This network of interconnected rivers, canals and lagoons weaves through verdant surroundings before merging into the Arabian Sea. The Kavvayi Islands, a cluster of small isles, amidst the backwaters are renowned for their natural beauty comprising swaying coconut palms, lush greenery and serene waters. Aside from their scenic allure, these backwaters hold significant historical importance. Once the stronghold of the Kolathiri Rajas, remnants of the majestic Kavvayi Thampuran's Palace echo tales of a bygone era, adding a layer of historical intrigue to the natural beauty.

Tourists flock to the area for the tranquillity and the opportunity to explore via enchanting boat/kayak rides. Visitors can embark on serene journeys across the calm waters and witness a vibrant ecosystem thriving along the banks. Moreover, the surrounding villages celebrate the vibrant Theyyam performances during festivals, offering a glimpse into the rich traditions and folklore of the region.

For travellers seeking a serene escape amidst nature's beauty and a touch of history and culture, the Kavvayi Backwaters and Islands in Kannur stand as an apt destination. Its blend of scenic landscapes, cultural heritage and beautiful ambiance invites tourists to immerse themselves in the beauty and history of this region.

Historically, Kavil Pattanam (Kavvayi) functioned as a pivotal junction for the trade of spices and gems from Malabar. Prominent travellers like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Abulfeda have mentioned this place in their works. 
Moreover, nearby scenic destinations complement Kavvayi perfectly

Kanayi Kanam

A narrow stream adorned with small waterfalls cascades through dense vegetation, resembling a lush forest. Stepping into Kanayi Kanam evokes a sense of tranquillity and coolness, irrespective of the weather outside. Its dense greenery and flowing water create an immersive experience in nature.

Ettikulam Beach

This beach stands out due to its deeper, vibrant blue colour compared to other beaches in the area. Its scenic beauty is enhanced by the presence of playful dolphins, often seen frolicking in the waters. Visitors can relish the picturesque views and the unique hue of the sea, making it a must-visit coastal spot.


An ecological paradise, Madayipara is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its unique features include bug-eating plants, a diverse bird and butterfly population, and a pond shaped like a mirror, adding to the natural charm of the region.

The collective charm of Kavvayi Backwaters along with the nearby scenic destinations like Kanayi Kanam, Ettikulam Beach, and Madayipara offers travellers an array of experiences, from historical exploration to serene natural vistas, making it an unforgettable destination in Kerala.

Journeying through India's essence, Skei seeks to spotlight these exceptional destinations on the world's stage.