Valapattanam River

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Valapattanam
River
ParassinikkadavuValapattamRiver.jpg
A view of Valapattanam river from Parassinikkadavu Bridge.
Country India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Landmark Muthappan temple
Mouth
 - location Arabian Sea, India
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 110 km (68.350831146107 mi)


Valapattanam River is the largest river in the Kannur district, located in the South Indian state of Kerala. Valapattam town is located on its bank. The famous Muthappan temple is also on the bank of the river. Kannur District Tourism Council has launched a `Nadi Darshan' (river viewing) programme in association with a private resort at Kattampalli as much as an initiative to popularise the kettuvallam for tourism promotion as also an effort to make people know more about Valapattanam River.[1]

Valapattanam River originates from the Brahmagiri Reserve Forest in Karnataka at an altitude of 900-1350m above mean sea level and drains into Kannur district. Major tributaries of this river are the Irikkur River,Sreekantapuram River, Bavali River, Veni River, and the Aralam River.

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  1. ^ "Valapattanam attracting tourists". The Hindu, 13 March 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 

Coordinates: 11°56′N 75°18′E / 11.933°N 75.300°E / 11.933; 75.300