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Truly referred as ‘God’s own Country‘ Kerala is a paradise with the panoramic stretches of backwaters, the lush green swaying coconut trees, the beautiful sandy beaches along the Arabian Sea, the hill stations, the exotic wildlife and the birds.
For many travelers backwaters of Kerala means Alleppey, Ernakulam and Kochi district of Kerala. While these places offer one of the most beautiful views of backwaters and the Arabian Sea, we planned to ditch these popular tourist destinations to explore few of the untouched beauty of Kerala.
No Travel Guides for Kerala mention the name of Payyanur in their itinerary. If you want to experience this untouched part of Kerala you would have to go on your own or we can organize it for you ;). Located in the northern end of Kannur district in North Kerala, on the banks of Perumba river, Payyanur is replete with beautiful stretches of backwaters.
Here is my pick of the 5 must visit places in and around Payyanur: Continue reading