Valapattanam River

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A view of Valapattanam river from Parassinikkadavu Bridge.
Country India
State Kerala
District Kannur
River mouth Arabian Sea (Azhikkal, India were Azhikkal port is situated)
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Progression West flowing river
Landmarks Muthappan temple
Physical characteristics
Length 110 km (68 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. [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, Barapole river and the Aralam River.


  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