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Collapsed suspension bridge to Valiyaparamba from Madakkal Island.
Valiyaparamba Beach sun set

Valiyaparamba is a coastal island in Hosdurg taluk, Kasaragod district, Kerala state, India.


Valiyaparamba is separated from the mainland by Kavvayi Backwater. It is located five kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Cheruvathur and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Bekal, Kasaragod, north Kerala.[citation needed] The island is approximately 16.14 square kilometres (6.23 sq mi) in size, and had a population of 11,917 in 1991.[1] The island's main source of income is from agriculture and fishing. The island has 13 wards ruling by each ward member to leading the Valiyaparamba Panchayathu.


Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands. Valiyaparamba, a hinterland separated from the mainland, is a noted fishing centre in the district. A Bekal Fort stands on a headland that runs into the sea. A National Waterway passes through the island.


The island has seven primary schools, one high school and one higher secondary school.


The island is separated from the mainland and accessible by transport boat service or by crossing the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Korakandy, Ramakrishnan (2005). Coastal Zone Management: A Study of the Political Economy of Sustainable Development. Gyan Publishing House. p. 300. ISBN 9788178353036. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

Coordinates: 12°08′40″N 75°08′40″E / 12.144443°N 75.144323°E / 12.144443; 75.144323 about Valiyaparamba