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“Bekal Boat Stay”

Valiyaparamba Backwaters
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Bekal
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Bengaluru, India
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bekal Boat Stay”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This experience was icing on the cake for our trip to North Kerala. The backwaters of Bekal/Kasargod are reputedly less touristic and crowded than the famed Allepey backwaters of the south. We didn’t book in advance, but took a chance and called up the Bekal Boat Stay company after reading all the positive reviews. We were in luck, an evening cruise was available.

Getting there from Bekal was slightly complicated, not to be helped by the inaccurate Google maps but soon we were on board, just the two of us with a boat to ourselves. The sight you see is water, bordered by a thick fringe of coconut trees. The trees here grow so densely, that they stretch outwards towards the water for sunlight! It’s a beautiful sight.

Our journey started at around 6PM, lazily drifting through backwaters with a cup of tea and snacks. We were then given the option to dock at a nearby village, and watch the sunset at the beach, to which we happily consented! When we clambered back on board, we slowly made our way back.At this point, there wasn’t much ambient light about and we docked in the middle of the water, and dinner was prepared. The food was fantastic, especially the fish which was in fact bought from the local fishermen near the beach we visited.

This experience is obviously well sought during most vacations to Kerala, but this company has it all going well – well maintained boats, thoughtful excursions, amazing food in a beautiful landscape.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Valiyaparamba - North Kerala's Backwater Experience”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Valiyaparamba, about 30 km from Bekal, Kasaragod, north Kerala.Valiyaparamba is perhaps the most scenic backwater stretch in Kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands.Valiyaparamba,a hinterland separated from the mainland, is a noted fishing centre in the district and is just an hour's drive from Bekal.The northern portion of Kavvayi Backwaters is also known as Valiyaparamba backwaters. The island is approximately 16 km2 in size .A secluded beach named Valiparamba beach runs parallel to the backwaters on its western side.
Nearest railway station: Kasaragod, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route, about 46 km from Valiyaparamba.
Nearest airports: Mangalore in Karnataka State, about 50 km from Kasaragod; Karipur international airport, Kozhikode, about 200 km from Kasaragod.

Visited February 2013
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London
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Superb - highlight of our trip”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Brilliant, deserted backwaters. Idyllic. We were given fresh cooked snacks on our tour. Just the two of us on the boat. Was superb.

Visited January 2013
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chennai
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“great view”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

ideal place to relax with the coconut trees on the fringes of the canal. we took a long walk along the canal and aslo did kayaking.

Visited May 2012
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