Paravur Kayal

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This article is about the Lake. For the estuary and backwaters, see Paravur, Kollam.
Paravur Kayal
Paravur Thekkumbhagom beach.jpg
Location Paravur, Kerala
Coordinates 8°49′19″N 76°39′32″E / 8.822°N 76.659°E / 8.822; 76.659Coordinates: 8°49′19″N 76°39′32″E / 8.822°N 76.659°E / 8.822; 76.659
Primary inflows Ithikkara River
Catchment area 6.6246 km2 (2.5578 sq mi)
Basin countries India
Surface area 6.62 km²

Paravur Kayal is a lake in Paravur, Kerala, India. Although it is small, with an area of only 6.62 km² [1], it is the end point of the Ithikkara River and part of the system of lakes and canals that make up the Kerala Backwaters. It has been connected to Edava Kayal and Ashtamudi Kayal as part of the Trivandrum - Shoranur canal system since the late 19th century.

A photo of sunset taken from Paravur Thekkumbhagom beach

Importance of Paravur Lake[edit]

The lake meets the sea and in between a small stretch of road which divides them can be viewed on way. Paravur Lake is one of the emerging tourist destinations in the district which attracts a good number of tourists.

The panoramic views are breath taking if you opt for a birds eye view, not from the sky but from the mountain terraces situated north and east of the place.