Payyambalam Beach – Kerala
Located at a distance of 2 km from the town of Kannur in Kerala is an extremely scenic, pristine, and secluded beach called Payyambalam Beach. This beautiful beach located in the Kannur district is a part of a group of five beaches situated in this region. It is also surrounded by coconut trees like most of the beaches in the state. Furthermore, this beach is extremely popular with the movie industry especially the south, and has been used as a location in movies such as the Mani Ratnam directed classic “Alai Payuthey”.
How to reach the Payyambalam Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Kannur. The Kannur Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa, Jaipur etc.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points would be Udupi, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, and Bangalore.
- Via Udupi:
There are two routes from Udupi to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and via NH-66 and via NH-275.
2. Via Mangalore:
There is one route from Mangalore to this beach, and it is via NH-66.
3. Via Kozhikode:
There is one route from Kozhikode to this beach, and it is via NH-66.
4. Via Coimbatore
There is one route from Coimbatore to this beach, and it is via Kozhikode-Malapurram-Palakkad Highway and NH-66.
5. Via Bangalore:
There are two routes from Bangalore to this beach, and it is via NH-275 and via NH-75.
- By air:
The closest airport to the beach is located in Calicut. The Calicut International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Payyambalam Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 38 degree Celsius to a minimum of 23 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. Meanwhile the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is “pleasant” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 29 degree Celsius to a minimum of 13 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this scenic beach is from December to February.
Things/activities to do
The scenic beauty and the pristine environment that includes lush green vegetation and beautiful waves found at this beach are worth enjoying. This beach unfortunately has not been developed, and hence there are not many things/activities to do found over here.
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