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Madayipara in Kannur
Madayipara in Kannur is one among the best visited tourist destinations in Kerala. This laterite hill is located in Pazhayangadi is a perfect place for all who would like to walk and explore things. Amazing bio diversity is a key feature of madayipara. During earlier years, this place was the administrative center of Ezhimala kings.
When searched, you can find the remains of past in and around the place. Pazhai kotta is one among the key features in Madayipara. It is located in the southern side of hill. Pazhai kotta is the remains of a fort that existed during earlier years. Watchtowers at the four corners of fort are main attractions here.
Vadukunda siva temple
During earlier years, Madayipara was the site for coronation ceremony of the rulers of princely states. Madayipara carries different signs of historic relevance. This exotic place is also considered to be an important place from a religious point of view. Pond in the shape of a mirror is a key attraction of this place. Similar to pond, you can also see here a temple called Vadukunda siva temple.
Temple and adjoining lake extends over an acre in length. This lake will not dry even in high temperature. Popular festival conducted here is the pooram festival of Madayi kavu. This festival had attracted hundreds of devotees from all over the world. Presence of insect eating plant species is a main attraction here.
Flora and Fauna
Apart from insect eating plant species, you can also find here different varieties of grass and more than three hundred types of flowering plants. This place is considered to be as the home to rare medicinal herbs, butterflies and birds. You can find here about 150 species of birds and 100 species of butterflies. For example, Atlas butterfly, one among the biggest butterflies in the world is a visitor here.
How to reach
Unparalleled attractions in this place had grabbed hundreds of tourists from all over the world. You can reach this destination by travelling two kilometers from Pazhayangadi. Nearest airport to the center is Calicut international airport. You need to travel about 140 kms from Calicut international airport to reach this destination.