PayyambalamBeach is the beach of2 km from Kannur town, Kannur District. The well laid out garden and the massive landscaped sculpture of mother & child erected by noted sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman makes it extremely captivating. Take a Tour to Payyambalam Beach and experience the beautiful Arabian Sea from the sandy shores of the Payyambalam Beach. The major attraction of this beach is the beautifully sculpted Mother and Child by Kanayi Kunhiraman. his beautiful stretch of sand and surf is the best place for a relaxing holiday. A quiet, secluded, beautiful and popular picnic spot of the local people, the Payyambalam Beach holds much potential for development into a tourist resort.The beach garden, which offers a lovely view of the sea itself is picturesque in its nature. The magnificient landscaped sculpture of mother & child adds to Payyambalam's beauty.The place is also a famous beach resort that is the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to spend a day or two in a calm environment. The beach is a beautiful place and many popular Indian movies have been shot over here. The beach has a massive sculpture of a mother and child that adds to the beauty of the beach. It is a popular hang out among young and old alike. The concerned authorities maintain the beach very nicely and take efforts to keep it neat and clean. It is definitely worth the visit if you go to Kannur.It is well known for the well constructed and laid out gardens and a gigantic sculpture of the mother and the child by Kanayi Kunhiramanin that was erected here. It is also famous due to the fact that the remains of Swadeshabimani Ramakrishna Pillai,A.K Gopalan, Pamban Mandavan and K.G Marar are laid to rest near this place. The essential plus points about the Payyambalam Beach are its cleanliness, its distance from the town and the beauty of its gardens.

The beach is an excellent picnic spot, and you will enjoy emptying the contents of your hamper watching the waves lazily wash against the shores. Watch the sun drop into the sea as dusk approaches, or just collect shells on the beach. The drone of the breakers will soothe your mind as you relax on your hammock, or go for a round of beach sports.And once you are through with your beach fun, head to the attractions of Kannur in the evening. Spend your time shopping at the delightful handloom textile shops, or take a look at the many beedi and other products of this ancient port city that Marco Polo referred to as the "Spice Emporium". Visit the St. Angelo's Fort, dating back to 1505, built by the Portuguese administrator of the city. Later, watch the classical dance performances of this culturally aware city, or just relax at your hotel.

Location info:

Address:Kannur town, Kannur, Kerala, India.
District: Kannur District.
Nearest City: Tellicherry , Thaliparamba, Payyannur, Mattannur, Koothuparamba, Chakarakkal, Thalassery.
Best time to visit: October to may.


Climate is Humid and Tropical. And the Temparature in Summer32.6 °C and in Winter21.4°C.



Interesting things to do:

The beach is an excellent picnic spot, and you will enjoy emptying the contents of your hamper watching the waves lazily wash against the shores. Watch the sun drop into the sea as dusk approaches, or just collect shells on the beach, you can also see the drone of the breakers will soothe your mind as you relax on your hammock, or go for a round of beach sports

Interesting things to Visit:

Payyambalam Beach Resort:

The Payyambalam beach is one of the beautiful beaches in this State and is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespepcti ve of seasons. It is very near Kannur town. ,The mortal remains or' Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pilla, A.K. Gopalan, K.P. Gopalan, Pamban Madhavan and K.G. Marar are laid to rest near this resort.

Pythal Mala:

This enchanting hill station ,situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border ,is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km trek to the top of the hills.

St Angelo Fort:

The Portuguese built St Angelo Fort in 1505 on the promontory northwest of town. It’s a peaceful place, and the tourist police here are happy to give you a guided tour. There is a good view of Kannur town and the ocean from the top.

Ranipuram :

Situated 750 m above sea level, Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation - evergreen shoal woods, monsoon forests grasslands.

Thalassery Fort:

This imposing fort was built by the British East India Company in 1708 AD, as a memorial of their colonial imperialism. This historical monument, with its huge walls, secret tunnels to the sea and delicately carved massive doors, is a magnificent structure worth a visit.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary:

Situated 45 km from Thalassery, this wildlife sanctuary houses all species of the primates in Kerala. You can enjoy trekking, wildlife viewing, bird-watching and photography here.

Wellesley Bungalow:

The Wellesley bungalow represents peace and this was owned by Babar. He was a company man and was the host to Wellesley when Wellesley initiated to introduce cricket to Indians. The Wellesley bungalow is sited near the fort and is also adjacent to Juma Masjid and the English church. It is nearly 22 km from Kannur.

Juma Masjid:

Juma Masjid is located adjacent to the Maidan in the Thalassery town. Juma Masjid is recognized as one of the remarkable mosques in the district. Juma Masjid is believed to be nearly a thousand years old.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:

Kannur Railway Station

Nearest Airport:

Karipur International Aiport.

Road Transport:

An Excellent Road Transport System Connects Kannur To All The Major Towns Of South India. Kannur is a major railway station on Shornur - Mangalore line. By road Kannur is 155 KMs south of Mangalore and 535 KMs north of Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest Airport is at Calicut which is 110 KMs south and Mangalore Airport is 170KMs north.

Nearest Visiting places:

Thodeekulam Siva Temple:

Thodeekulam Siva Temple is located about 2 km from Kannavam on the Thalasseri-Mananthavady road in the Kannur district. This temple is famous for its mural paintings. This temple was constructed 2,000 years ago.

Meenkunnu Beach:

The peaceful, quiet and beautiful Meenkunnu beach is a tourist paradise, situated at Azhikode, 12km from Kannur. It is an extension of the Payyambalam Beach. The golden sands of the beach lined with coconut trees and surf, is a perfect place to spend leisure time.

The Residence of the Gundert:

The Gundert Bungalow is situate at Illikkunnu, 2 kms away from Thalassery near the National Highway. It was here that Gundert, the German missionary and the plyglot resided for 20 years from 1839. He made invaluable contributions to the Malayalam language.

Parassinikkadavu Temple:

It is a famous temple in south India. It is situated 20 kms away from Kannur. It is famous for its natural beauty. Boating facilities are available for tourists.

Dharmadam Isle:

This small Island which is situated in the sea like a green spot just 100 m away from shore, becomes a blissful experience to tourists. This isle is full of coconut trees. There is only a well here as the symbol of human presence. One can reach this place by boat from southern part of Moithu bridge in the national highway. During ebb time one can reach here by foot. From this isle one can see the rocks around and the beauty of Muzhuppilangad beach and the distant beauty of Thalassery town. When Dharmadam isle was an important trading center, this isle was in the possession of Chirakkal king.

Parassinikkadavu (Snake Park):

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park signifies the great role played by Snakes in keeping the ecology of nature. The park is dedicated to preservation and conservation of snakes, most of which are getting extinct gradually. It has many snake pits and glass cases especially made only for king Cobras. In all there are about 150 snakes including spectacled Cobras, Monosialed Cobras, Russell, Vipers, Pit Viper and three magnificent king cobras.

Arakkal Palace:

3 kms from Kannur, is a beautiful palace of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala that controlled parts of the coast and Lakshadweep.

Tellicherry Fort:

22 kms from Kannur, the fort constructed in 1708,was the military centre of the British and is now a historical monument. The S.A.I. Gymnastic Centre, an old Muslim Mosque.


The small town on the Valapattanam river is situated about 7 kms from Kannur. This town is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal beach are located nearby. Western India Plywoods Limited, the largest wood-based industry in India and also one of the largest of its kind in South East Asia.

Pazhassi Dam:

An ideal retreat for rourists ,the damsite is famous for its scenic beauty. The D.T.P.C provides pleasure boating faciliaties at the reservoir. Accommodation is available at the Project Inspection Bungalow and its dormitories.

Moppila Bay:

Moppila Bay is a natural fishing harbour, lying near Fort St. Angelos. A sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. The bay was famous during the Kolathiris' regime as a commercial harbour that linked Kolathunadu with Lakshadweep and foreign countriea, in imports.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Petrol Pump
Kannur, Kerala.

Parippayi Petrol Pump
Kannur, Kerala.

Petrol Pump
Koothuparamba, Kannur

KTC Petrol Pump

IBP Petrol Pump
Mahe, Kerala.


Airtravel Enterprises India Ltd
Fort Rd, Padanapalam,
Cannanore, Kannur
Kerala 670001
Tel: 0497 2767737

Hotel Arafa International
Padanapalam, Kannur

Hotel Costa Malabari
Near Adi Kadalayi Temple
Kerala - 670001
Tel: 0751 4233333

Savoy Hotel
Beach Road, Cannanore
Kannur, Kerala
Tel:0497 2760074.

Malabar Residency
Thavakkara Road
Kannur, Kerala
Tel:0497 2701654.

Palmgrove Heritage Retreat
Near Govt. Guest House
Mill Road, Kannur
Tel: 0497 2703182.

Hotel Arafa International
Padanapalam, Kannur

Seashell Beach Resot
Haris Guest House
Adi Kadalayi Last
Kannur, Kerala 670007
Tel: 09847003687.

Things to carry:

Sun glasses, Clothes, Food, Water and Camera.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Police Station
NH 17, Thalassery, Kannur

Old Police Station
Thalassery, Kannur

Edacheri Police Station
SH 54, Kozhikode

Nearest Hospital:

Shreyas Hospital
Kayalode Kadirur Road
Kadirur, Kannur

Josegiri Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala

Co operative Hospital
NH 17, Koduvally
Thalassery, Kannur

Mission Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

General Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

Santhosh Hospital
Thalassery, Kannur

Military Hospital
Padanapalam, Kannur

Kumaran Memorial Hospital
Talap, Kannur

Society/Community Phone Number:

Department of Tourism
Government of Kerala
Park View, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala, India - 695 033
Phone: +91-471-2321132
Fax: +91-471-2322279
Toll free No:1-800-425-4747
Email: info@keralatourism.org, deptour@keralatourism.org



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