(Last Updated on : 09/09/2014)
Payyamblam beach, nestled in the Kannur district
of the south Indian state Kerala
, stands out amongst the charming beaches of the state for being endowed with spectacular natural beauty. It is one of the most cherished tourist destinations and has been mentioned in various tourism related publications as a fascinating beach. Situated at a distance of 2 kilometres from Kannur town, it is also frequented by the local visitors. Payyamblam beach is quite desolate, away from the hustle and bustles of the city, and the serene stretch of sand creates an immensely relaxing refuge.
Beach Garden at Payyamblam Beach
Near the beach, a well laid out beach garden is located which adds to the attraction of Payyamblam beach. It is also popular as the beach of Kannur town. The garden near Payyamblam beach hosts a magnificent and colossal landscaped sculpture of mother and child sculpted by Kanayi Kunhiraman. The sculpture in fact forms one of the charms of the beach for the visitors. A part of the beach garden has been crafted especially for the children. It has served as a preferred location of Indian cinema
where several films have been shot. Maniratnam
's movie Alaipayuthey is amongst the popular movies shot here. The advertisement of Worldspace featuring noted music director A. R. Rahman
was also shot here.
Tourism in Payyamblam Beach
Payyamblam beach is a heaven for nature lovers with its scenic surroundings. Being famed for aqua tourism, Kerala provides one of the best opportunities for the same at Payyamblam beach. In addition to being a potential tourist spot, Payyamblam beach is also famous as a picnic spot amongst the local folks. Wandering around the beach is a lovely experience and the charisma of the beach is known all over the subcontinent. These features have made it one of the leading tourist spot where one can enjoy peace and serenity away from the worldly commotion. Payyamblam beach appease one's search for solitude and gives a wondrous opportunity for rejuvenating the soul. The surroundings of Payyamblam beach also serve as a resting ground for many eminent social and political figures such as K. G. Marar, Sukumar Azhikode, Pamban Madhavan, A. K. Gopalan, Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai and E. K. Nayanar.