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Vallikunnu Beach

Spellbinding, secluded and serene, Kerala possesses some of the best beaches in the world. Valikunnu is one of such beaches where you can unwind yourself and enjoy the waves of the sea in one of the most tranquil environment. Located in Malappuram district, Valikunnu beach is one of the most relaxing places you will ever encounter. Get a tan, ride the surf, build vast sandcastles, or simply sift the sand using your toes at this calm and spectacular beach. One of the main attractions of this beach is a beach resort set perfectly in the middle of the coconut grove. A beautiful bird sanctuary is also close to beach where you can go for bird watching.


  • Valikunnu beach is located in the Malappuram district of Kerala.
  • It is located at a distance of about 25 Km from the nearest railway station, that is, Tirur railway station.
  • The nearest airport to the beach is Karipur International airport, located at a distance of about 20 km from the beach.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to the beach is Karipur International airport which is located at a distance of about 20 Km from Valikunnu. You can hire a taxi or take an auto-rickshaw to reach the beach.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to the beach is Tirur railway station which is located at a distance of about 25 Km from the beach and taxis or auto-rickshaws are easily available to reach the beach from the railway station.

By Road

Valikunnu is a small village in the any nearby city first, so in order to reach here via road one has to reach Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Mysore, Ernakulum or Palakkad. From there, any roadways bus can be boarded to reach Valikunnu.


The weather is hot in summers while monsoon receives heavy rainfall. However, in the months of winter from October to March, the weather is very pleasant and thus, it is the perfect time to visit the place.

Beach Attractions

This beach is one of the most fascinating beaches in Kerala as it is settled in beautiful natural surroundings. The unspoiled beauty of beach, its calm and tranquil environment with fresh sea breezes attracts a high influx of tourists.

Here you can indulge yourself in a variety of beach activities including swimming, brisk walking along the shore, playing volleyball or any other beach sport, or just sit and relax. Also, there is a beautiful bird sanctuary, called Kadalundi Bird sanctuary where you can enjoy the beauty of birds.

Nearby Attractions


This is the name of the place where Kadalundi bird sanctuary is located. It is actually the northern end of Valikunnu village and is the point where the Kadalundi River meets the Arabian Sea. This place is extremely famous for the beautiful seasonal birds that come here from different places throughout the year. The Kadalundi Kadavu Bridge offers an amazing spot for bird watching.

Niramkaithakkotta Temple

The Niramkaithakkotta temple is an imperative pilgrim spot in Malabar region and is one of the most significant Dharma Sastha temples in Malabar. It is thousands year old temple and several tourists come every year to seek blessings here. There is a well in the temple premises that provides holy water to the temple. It is believed that this well never dries or overflows and its holy water is from the sacred river Ganges. It is an underground well and the only way to fetch water is from inside the temple. It does not receive any sunlight.

Food Corners

On Valikunnu beach, there is a beachresort where you can enjoy authentic south India food.