Kavvayi Backwaters located near Payyannur is the third largest backwater in Kerala and the largest one in north Kerala. The Kavvayi Kayal(Backwaters) is dotted with several small and large islands. Valiyaparamba island is the largest among them and stretches over 16 km2.
Located north to Payyannur, Kavvayi is the largest backwater stretch in North Kerala. It stretches from Kavvayi near Payyannur in Kannur district to Neeleshwar in Kasargod district. There are several small and large islands in the backwater adding to its enchanting beauty. The backwaters is fed by four rivers.
walk along the shores or a pleasure boating trip on Kavvayi Lake is as interesting as that they surely will make the tourists fall in love with this beautiful backwater that is well-adorned with charming sceneries and serene nature. The backwaters of Kavvayi is formed by five rivers - Kavvayi river and its four tributaries viz. the Vannathichal, Kuppithodu, Kuniyan and the Kankol. Tourists who visit the site is thrilled, for sure, exploring the wide variety of flora as well as fauna that Kavvayi backwaters hold for them in its islands.This backwater destination has six islands and each of which remains unique in beauty and the available flora and fauna. They do play a great role in attracting thousands of tourists to the site.
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