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The backwater cruises in the houseboats along Valiyaparamba in the northernmost Kasargode district of Kerala are among the most fascinating of journeys.Kasargode is situated on the sea coast bordered by the hilly Kodagu and Mangalore districts of Karnataka on the east and north.Fishing is a prime source of livelihood around Valiyaparamba alongwith the coir and handloom industries, and these sights at Valiyaparamba can be enjoyed while cruising in the houseboats along the backwaters.


Scenic Background

With its unique natural and cultural attractions , Kasargode district is known as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches.The Bekal fort, which stands on a 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian sea , is the largest and the best preserved fort in the state and is situated 30 km from Valiyapramba. This is perhaps the most scenic backwater stretch in Kerala that can be enjoyed through Valiyaparamba houseboat cruises. Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands.

Nearby, situated 4 kms southeast from Kasargode town on the Chandragiri river, Chandragiri is known for its large 17th century fort built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore. The Chandragiri fort, one among a chain of forts built by the same ruler, offers a breathtaking view of the river and the Arabian sea . It is a vantage point to watch the sunset. Chandragiri houseboat cruises offer enchanting boat trips to the nearby islands and palm groves.

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