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Palayi Kadavu

Kayyoor Rd, Kayyoor, Kerala 671313, India

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About Palayi Kadavu

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.

This spot is pretty much hidden to outsiders. A couple of kilometers away from Nileshwar town is Palayi Kadavu with its amazing view of coconut plantations bordering its banks, and slowly moving picturesque Tejaswini river. The river which is rather small upstream looks mighty here, nearing its completion of journey to the Arabian Sea.

The meaning behind the name Palayi Kadavu

Palayi Kadavu, meaning 'Palayi ghat' is a small landing spot in Tejaswini river for small boats as well as a place to bath. What makes the  place special is the island which splits the river into two. The only connecting infrastructure between the island and the mainland is a narrow bridge made of Areca palm wood on which only a single person can walk at a time. There are people living on the island and they use small boats called 'Thoni' to transport goods back and forth between the lands when needed.

Swimming in the salty waters

It is alright to swim in the smaller river at Palayi Kadavu, but only locals, like the one in the photo can swim in the larger river without any problem

The smaller river is swimmable with shallow waters and weak currents. Its pretty nice to take a dip here especially in the summer months. The water will be salty and  will help you float easily. The larger one -although looks quite calm- is deep with strong undercurrents. It is not recommended to venture out there.


Getting to Palayi Kadavu

Palayi Kadavu is located in Kasaragod District of Kerala State in Southern India. The nearest town and the railway station is at Nileshwar (6km). Take any of the buses to Chittarikkal or Parappa from Nileshwar and alight in Palayi, its only 10 minutes away. From Palayi you would have to take a rickshaw to reach here as there is no public transportation to this place.

Attractions near Palayi Kadavu

Pulimoot Beach Cheravathur8.84km from Palayi Kadavu

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

Swami Nithyananda Ashram9.68km from Palayi Kadavu

There are 44 caves here for meditations and a temple on top of these caves.

Manjampothikunnu9.88km from Palayi Kadavu

A beautiful hill giving panoramic views and a colorful sky in the evening. One of the less explored places in the area, best visited in the evening.

Haritheerthakara waterfalls is a three tiered waterfall in a beautiful, small stream. It is easily accessible through a small walk, and it is a nice spot small adventures for everyone including small children.

Edayilekkadu14.38km from Palayi Kadavu

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.

Kanayi kanam16.32km from Palayi Kadavu

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

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What visitors say about Palayi Kadavu

Sweet spot near home. There is a small island created by the Tejaswini river. The water is not too deep in most places so you can take a dip if you would like. During the rainy season the water gets too high with strong currents so don't go in the waters then.
This is a small and hidden place but a good spot for hanging out in the evening enjoying the breeze and the scenery. Might be a little difficult to reach here, you will have to ask the local for the directions in the last 3 km or so. The road reaches right to the river side. Once at the place, you can swim in the small channel of the split river, dont go anywhere near the large one. Recommended to have some locals in the company so that they will know the dangers better.