Places to Visit in Kadalundi
Kadalundi is a village in Kozhikode district in Kerala. It is well known for its river, which rises from the Cherakomban Mountains. The sights seen in Kadalundi provided a thrilling experience to the visitors. The place is gorgeous in biocultural diversity with the interlinking of rivers, sea, and hills. Moreover to that, the first community reserve in India is also located here, which is itself a prime attraction for the tourists. Regarding the tourism in Kadalundi, there are some of the places that are the significant tourist destination in Kadalundi.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Situated near to the Kadalundi Community Reserve. Kadalundi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best sanctuaries in India where we can see many migratory birds. About 135 species of birds has been identified in this place. Among these, most of them are migratory birds and birds which are in fear of extinction. Many tourists from India and outside India are coming here, as it is one of the best bird watcher’s paradises in India.
Mannur temple is located 12kms away from Kozhikode in Kadalundi. The temple is modelled on the Siva Temple at Tiruvannur. It is one of the 108 famous temples in Kerala. Believed to be more than 1000 years old, the great Sage Parshurama built it. In the noontime, worshipping here is considered more unique. The festival of annual Shivratri is celebrated in a grand way over here.
St Paul’s Church
The St Paul’s Church in Kadalundi situated in ‘Kottukunnu’ is also a tourist attraction. The church is world famous for its statue of Jesus Christ. The statue is the biggest of Jesus in Asia. Besides the churches, there are also many ancient mosques also, like Chaliyam Masjid, Puzhakkara Masjid, etc. The great Malikdinar built the Puzhakkar Masjid in the ancient times.
Taking a close view the mangrove and its biodiversity from the places like Mannarmad, C P Thuruthy, Panayammad, Balathuruthy, etc. All the plants depicted in the ‘Horthus Malabaricus’ are situated in a garden near Chaliyam. The wood depots of the forest authorities are also present here.