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Madayipara, Kannur Overview

Perched upon a hillock near Pazhayagandi in the scenic city of Kannur, Madayipara is renowned as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire state of Kerala. Often compared with the famous Tulip Gardens of Amsterdam, Madayipara is better known as 'the land of flowers'. This mystical land is one that changes its appearance with the seasons. The springs decorate the entire hillock in a spectacular gown of vivaciously coloured flora. As the summer approaches, the hillock shapeshifts into a glamorous golden field filled with knee-high grass. Come autumn, the place is dotted with leaves that paint the field a raging crimson red. The monsoons lift up this hill station's spirits and decorate the whole 700 acres in striking shades of green. These stunning changes adapted by Madayipara have aroused the interest of countless tourists around the world who come here to witness this extraordinary phenomenon.

Decorated with a luxuriant variety of 300 flowering plants and more than 30 species of thick grass, Madayipara is no less than a heaven for nature lovers. This rich ecology draws the attention of 150 different species of stunning butterflies that charm you with their mind-boggling designs and vivid colours, including the Atlas butterfly - the world's biggest butterfly. Over 100 species of birds, both endemic and migratory, call Madayipara their home and make this hill station a bird lover's paradise.

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Best Time To Visit Madayipara

Madayipara in Pazhayagandi is one of those attractions that is a treat to the traveller, no matter what time of the year. The colour changing the behaviour of this magical land to keep up with the changing seasons is an awe-striking phenomenon that must be witnessed at least once in a lifetime.

If you want to see the fields of this hillock draped in myriad shades cool colours and take a picture amidst this breathtaking backdrop, post-monsoon is the right time to visit Madayipara. The monsoons arrive with the break of June and last until the end of September. The fairy godmother comes disguised as rains and spruces up the whole 700 acres with lush, dense greenery. After November, these little plants start flowering, and within no time, the entire field is mostly a giant blanket of white and blue flowers. Truly an astounding sight.

Once Autumn starts setting in around February, the field starts changing colour and adopts a blazing red shade. The flowers start withering, and the trees start shedding autumn leaves- but this is just a breathtaking sight as any. The entire hillock is draped in shades of gold and crimson and never fails to amaze the onlooker.

The summer starts with the start of April, and the hillock shapeshifts into a land of long golden grass like the ones you see in the movies. The entire field of hay glistens under the sunshine and is indeed a sight for sore eyes.

How To Reach Madayipara

Nestled between Taliparamba (15 km) and Kannur (26 km), Madayipara is easily accessible by the National Highway 66 (NH 66) which connects the southern end of Goa and Mumbai and the northern end of Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The shortest route coming from Kannur is Kannur - Pappinisseri - Keecheri - Irinave - Kannapuram - Pazhayangadi - Madayipara. If you are driving from Taliparamba, the shortest route is Taliparamba - Kuppam - Narikode - Ezhome - Pazhayangadi - Madayipara. You can easily take a bus from Maday Bus Stop and it will take you directly to Madayipara at only INR 20 per ticket.

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