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Kanayi kanam

Kannur, Kerala 670307, India

Waterfalls
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Short Hikes

About Kanayi kanam

A small stream with several small waterfalls flowing through thick vegetation. The stream has several small pools that are filled with fishes.



Located near Payyanur in Kannur District of Kerala, Kanayi kanam is a small stream with several small waterfalls flowing through a thick forest.

The stream hides a lake under a thick canopy of a climbing plant. A small waterfall (but the largest of the ones here) cascades down into the lake and the overflow from the lake drains towards the river Vannathippuzha and joins it few kilometers downstream. Since the spot is covered on both sides by trees, and a thick canopy on top, the temperature here can be much cooler than that of outside, even during the peak dry season.

While you are here, you can walk through the stream enjoying its cool temperature and the massage-like bitings from the small fishes that live here. If you are a bit adventurous, there is a thick wine in one corner of the lake which you can use to jump on to the lake from its shore.

Kanayi kanam once was a perennial source of water for the paddy fields down the stream, however, it now almost dries up in peak summer. So time your visit accordingly. The water hits its peak volume in the monsoon season and slowly dries up by April/ May.

Attractions near Kanayi kanam

Edayilekkadu11.06km from Kanayi kanam

A marshy island noted for its biodiversity and local conservative efforts. Home to endangered "White-bellied Sea Eagle". The monkey feast here during the Onam festival is extraordinary.

Madayippara 12.61km from Kanayi kanam

Madayippara is a lesser-known hill station near the Pazhayangadi city. It is famous for its rich biodiversity and natural beauty. A nice place to hang out in the evening with family and friends.

Pulimoot Beach Cheravathur15.95km from Kanayi kanam

Long streches of white sandy beach lined with coconut palms. Popular for sunset, swimming, beach football.

Palayi Kadavu16.32km from Kanayi kanam

Take a dip, admire the beauty of the Tejaswini River, the coconut plantations leaning to it's sides and the small island in the middle.

Witness and interact with King Cobras, Vipers, Crocodiles and many other snakes and reptiles.

Located 900 meters above sea level, Mount Kottathalachi is accessible either by a 3 km hike or by off road vehicles. The peak is filled with tall green grasses which dances with the cool breeze, and amazing 360 degree views of thousands of Western Ghat Mountain peaks. This is also a local Christian pilgrim site.

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