Craddle of Western Ghats...

Madayipara

Type: Hill Station
District : Kannur
Entry time: 24x7
Entry fee: Free
Distance from kannur: 25km
Attraction: sunset,Birds
Best time to visit: Nov-May
Things to do: Bird Watching
Nearest Railway station : Kannur
Nearest bus stand: Pazhayangadi
Nearest Airport : Calicut
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Madayipra is best known for its bio-diveristy. Rare flora & Fuana found in Madayipara. It is popular being the site of the Madayi Kavu and the Vadukunnu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.On the northwest of Madayipara lie the wetlands of Chembullikundu and Kunhiniangalam formed by the Ramapuram River, 

 

The ancient temple named Vadukunda Shiva temple is located on the western side of the plateau. A few yards away from the temple is a perennial fresh water pond, of about 1.5 acres is a major attraction .On the northeastern slope of the hill, is situated the Thiruvarkad Bhagavathi temple (Madayikavu) and its sacred grove, drawing thousands of devotees every year.

The Madayipara is well known for its rich diversity of plants. The aquatic and semi-aquatic plants form extensive carpets of blue, pink, white and yellow during the monsoon season. It is typical of the Laterite foot hills of the Western Ghats. The area is notable for the presence of some of the rarest plants of the world such as Nymphoides krishankesara, Rotala malabarica, etc.More than 50 species of grasses were recorded from Madayipara hills, many more remaining to be fully identified

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