Coordinates: 11.533300 75.666702
Payyoli – a beach destination with delightful delicacies
Spread over the North Malabar Coast is the quiet and small village of Payyoli. It lies in the Kozhikode district of South Kerala. Though the place is renowned for its beach, it has other interesting attractions in its premises that add to its charm.
Stretches of golden sand, shallow waters and palm lined beaches make Payyoli a famous tourism spot in Calicut. You can witness the Kunjali Marrrakar Museum which has a huge collection of its rich culture and tribal villages. In addition to this the Trikkottur Perumalpuram and the famous Velliyamkallu temples are the best example of the artwork of its craftsmen. In every shrine you will see an idol of Lord Shiva who is worshiped here.
Payyoli is a good place to visit for day trippers; one can enjoy the clean and soothing environs of its beaches. Kolavi Palam Beach is among the best beaches at Payyoli, with clean yellow sand, lush greenery in its surroundings and huge palm trees accompanied with crystal clear water make it perfect for enjoying water sports and swimming. For tourists who wish to relax and unwind themselves away from the bustling city life, this place is a perfect destination to visit.
When visiting Payyoli, it is difficult to stay away from the tantalizing variety of its delicious cuisine. The use of fresh ingredients and the mouth watering taste of local dishes are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Being the land of spices and its prominent culinary art makes it unique, thus offering a delightful experience that one can remember lifelong.