madayiparaMadayipara is a green laterite hill that is situated in Pazhayangadi in Kannur district. During monsoon season, the laterite soil is covered with green grass. This place has got significance in history as it was the administrative region of the Ezhimala kings. Remnants of an old fort called as Pazhi fort can be seen here. Earlier Madayipara was the location where the coronation ceremony of the rulers of Kolathunadu was conducted.

This place is also important in terms of religion. An attraction here is a pond which is in the shape of a hand held mirror. It is connected to the earlier Jewish migrants. An important feature of this lake is that it will never go dry even during hot summer months. There are temples like Vadukunda Siva Temple, Madayi Kaavu temple and also a mosque in this place. The Pooram festival of Madayi Kaavu is also conducted from here. There are about 300 species of flowering plants and grasses found in this region. There are also several medicinal herbs grown in this area. Around 100 species of butterflies and 150 species of birds are believed to be seen here.

It was less known before but now it is being developed into a major tourist spot. For those who wish to take leisure walk, enjoy the scenic beauty and flowers, bird enthusiasts etc, this place is an ideal one.

How To Reach

District Kannur
Near Bus Station Pazhayangadi bus station
Near Railway Station Pazhayangadi railway station / Kannur railway station
Near Airport Karipur International Airport at a distance of 118 kms