Coastal Malabar


Coastal Malabar Tourism

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Nazir E k

Nazir E kratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted July 2006


Kannur - an excellant non touristy place with clean sandy beaches and Theyyam and Kalari performing arts.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: More than dozen places worthy of visits. Forts, Temples, snake park... Good shopping centers like a metro on fort road

Activities & things to do: Thottada beach is great and secluded, so good for family and females. No peeping toms :) Drive-in beach, where one can drive a vehicle across the beach (the only place in India where you can do this) is worth visiting and good for clams.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Well connected by train and buses; in between Goa , Managalore and Calicut/Cochin.

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  • Muthappan temple
  • Snake park
  • Drive in a beach

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Coastal Malabar Overview

The tourism destination of Coastal Malabar consists of the Indian coastline north of Kozikodeincluding the towns of Thalassery, Kannur and Kasargoderight up to the Kerala-Karnataka border. Malabar is said to have originated from the Malayalam word mala that means hill and the Persian word bar which means kingdom. The entire picturesque stretch runs along the Arabian Sea with the Western Ghats as a backdrop in the east. This is said to be one of the wettest regions in India.


The Malabar Coast is home to some of the finest beaches. The Beypore beach and Kappad beach, on the outskirts of Kozhikode are two beautiful destinations for the beach explorer. Kannur's famous beaches are Meenkunnu Beach and Muzhpilangad Beach, excellent for swimming due to the calm and shallow waters. Ezhimala Beach and the Moppila Bay, a quaint fishing harbour, are other favourite sea side spots in the district. The Pazhassi Dam, 37 km away is a scenic picnic location. The virgin beach at Bekal in Kasargod district is an unexplored paradise. The 3rd century fort on the hillside behind, adds to the atmosphere of the place.