Valiyaparamba is a small island about 30 km from Bekal in Kasaragod that is one of the most scenic backwater stretches in north Kerala. Situated in the Arabian Sea, it is an important fishing centre and one of the main tourist spots of the district. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, Valiyaparamba is a much-favoured backwater destination that offers enchanting boat cruises to its visitors. The island is roughly 16 km2 in size with a population of 10,000. The island's main sources of income are agriculture and fishing. Valiyaparamba is a hinterland separated from the mainland and is an hour’s drive from Bekal beach, one of the most enchanting beaches in the state. The Bekal fort which stands on a headland that runs into the sea offers a spectacular view of the surroundings.
The National Waterway passes through the island of Valiyaparamba which is a favourite destination of the houseboat cruises. Water transport through regular boat service is available. Commutation is also possible by crossing the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge to reach the main land. The nearest railway station is Cheruvathur, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore route, about 5 km from Valiyaparamba. As for road transport, NH 17 passes through Cheruvathur. Accommodation is available at Payyanur and Kanhangad. The nearest airports are in Mangalore in Karnataka, at a distance of about 100 km and Karipur international airport in Kozhikode, about 150 km from Valiyaparamba.
Drive through the unspoilt district of Kasaragod, in the northern reaches of god's own country, which has been handpicked by the National Geographic Traveler as one among the fifty must-see destinations in the world where you would find the most exotic places of stay. There are theme-based resorts that tempt visitors with a range of gourmet delicacies and hideouts totally cutoff from the hustle and bustle of the city and plenty of village-oriented activities to be entertained with. The Malabar region of northern Kerala is well known for its warmth and hospitality. There are all types of lodging including hotels, resorts, villas and homestays to suit the needs and budget of different categories. Whether you are planning a meeting,vacationing or just travelling to tourist destinations in North Malabar, Bekal and nearby places offer the finest in luxury as well as budget accommodation to guarantee travelers the most memorable stays.