Kolavipalam Beach – Kerala
Located in the Kozhikode district in Kerala is an extremely pristine and secluded beach called “Kolavi Palm Beach”. This beautiful beach is located to the south of the Murad River in close proximity to the Payyoli Beach. In addition, this picturesque beach comprises of beautiful golden sand shallow sea water. Furthermore, it is also said to be a “haven” for the Olive Ridley Turtle species, and hence often referred as “turtle beach”.
How to reach the Kolavipalam Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Kozhikode. The Kozhikode Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points would be Mangalore, Kannur, Thrissur, Coimbatore, and Bangalore.
- Via Mangalore:
There are two routes from Mangalore to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and via NH-275.
2. Via Kannur:
There are two routes from Kannur to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and via AnchamPedika-Kolathuvayal Road and NH-66.
3. Via Thrissur:
There are two routes from Thrissur to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and via NH-966 and NH-66.
4. Via Coimbatore:
There are three routes from Coimbatore to this beach, and they are via Kozhikode-Malappuram-Palakkad Highway, via NH-966, and via NH-544 and NH-66.
5. Via Bangalore:
There are three routes from Bangalore to this beach, and they are via NH-275, via NH-275 and SH-33, and via NH-75.
- By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Calicut at a distance of 23 km. The Calicut Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destination.
Climate and the best time to visit Kolavi Palam Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is extremely “hot and humid” with the temperature ranging from a minimum of 37 degree Celsius to a maximum of 39 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. In the meanwhile the winter season which begins in October and ends in February is pleasant with the mercury dropping to about 15 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is from October to February.
Things/activities to do
This beach is known to be “home” and serves as a breeding ground to the Olive Ridley Turtles. In addition, located at this beach is a conservation centre called “Theeram” which has been formed by local fishermen in order to save this turtle species. So apart from viewing the Olive Ridley Turtle species there are no other things/activities to do found at this beach since it is located in a secluded spot, and has not been develop.
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