It is the fourth longest river in Kerala, which has a length of 169 kms.
It is also called as Beypore River.
It flows through Wayanad, Malappuram and Kozhikode and empties into the Arabian Sea.
It flows through Kollam district, which has a length of 121 kms.
The river flows into the Ashtamudi
The famous tourist destinations, Palaruvi waterfall and Hanging Bridge is in this river.
It is the largest river in Kannur.
The Western India Plywood is located near this river. It is the biggest plywood factory in Asia.
Pilgrim center Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is located on the bank of the river
East Flowing Rivers in Kerala
The three rivers east flowing rivers in kerala are Kabini, Bhavani & Pambar.
The river that flows eastwards to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and join Kaveri river is Kabini. It is also known as Kapila. The Banasura Sagar Dam is erected on the tributary of Kabini River. Kabani Dam is situated in Mysore District. Kuruvadweep has a total area of 950-acre which is a protected river delta located in the Kabini River. It is 17 km east of Mananthavady.
Bhavani is a major tributary of the Kaveri. It is the second largest river in Tamilnadu. Bhavani River flows through the Attappady valley of Palakkad District.
Pambar River originates from Anamudi Hills. Pambar flows through Idukki District. Pambar is also known as Thalayar.
FACTS ABOUT LAKES & BACKWATERS IN KERALA
Kerala is bestowed with 34 lakes, of these 7 are inland backwaters, 27 are relating to azhi/pozhi.
The Important backwaters of kerala are Vembanadu, Ashtamudi, Sasthamkotta, Vellayani, Paravoor, Pookode, Veli, Kadinamkulam, Anjuthengu, Edava, Nadayara, Kayamkulam, Kodungallur and Chetuva, Uppala, Kumbala,Kalnadu, Kavvayi, Ponnani, Kadalundi, Kanjiramukku etc.
The total length of the Inland Waterways is 687 Km.
It is the largest lake in the state.
It is also longest lake in India, which is approximately 14 kilometres wide at its widest point.
The lake spread over Kottayam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam Districts.
The lake is fed by ten major rivers that flowing into it.
The lake surrounds the islands of Pathiramanal, Perumbalam, Raman thuruthu, Pallippuram, Cheranallur, Vypin, Wellington, Bolgatty and Vallarpadam.
The Port of Kochi is located around two islands (the Willington Island and Vallarpadam) in a portion of this lake known as the Kochi Lake.
The Cochin port is situated at the lake's exit to the Arabian Sea.
The stretch of Kochi Azhi to Munambam Azhi is popularly called by the people as Veeranpuzha. It has different names in different localities of Ernakulum and Alappuzha.
Nehru Trophy boat race is held each year on the Punnamada backwaters.
The Vembanad Wetland System was listed as a wetland of international importance as stated by the Ramsar Convention in 2002. It is the largest of the three Ramsar Sites in the state.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the on the banks of Vembanadu Lake.
Thanneermukkom is on the banks of Lake. A salt water barrier (1252 meter long) is built across the lake at Thaneermukkom.
It is the second largest lake (Kollam Dist.). It is also known as Gateway to the Backwaters.
Ashtamudi Wetland was included in the list of Wetlands of international importance as per Ramsar convention.
It is the deepest estuary among all the estuaries of Kerala.
Lake is 16 metre in length.
Quilon is a chief ancient port city situated on the right bank of the lake.
Islands of Ashtamudi Lake are Munroe thuruth, Chavara South and Thekkumbhagom.
Munroe Island (Munroe thuruth) is a cluster of eight tiny islands in Ashtamudi Lake.
The lake is shaped like palm with eight prominent arms or channels which gives it the name Ashtamudi. The arms of the lake meet at Neendakara near Kollam and evacuates at the Arabian Sea.
It is the biggest fresh water lake in the State.
It is known as Queen of Lakes.
The lake is also considered as the wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention from November 2002 onwards.
It covers an area of 7.5 sq km.
It is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram District.
It is one of the three rain-fed freshwater lakes in Kerala.
Its location is Paravur (Kollam district).
Its area is 6.62 square kilometers.
It is the final destination of the Ithikkara River.
It has been merged with Edava Kayal and Ashtamudi Kayal.
It is naturally formed lake in Wayanad district.
The lake is surrounded on all sides with forest.
Its area is 8.5 hectares.
A tributary of Kabani River also known in the name of Panamaram River starts from this lake.
West Coast Canal
It is the first National Waterway built in india.
The West Coast Canal spans a total length of 560 Km starting from Kovalam to Hosdurg.
The West Coast Canal (National Waterway No 3) runs between Kottapuram and Kollam.
It is the largest reservoir in Kerala.
It is considered as the largest irrigation project in the state having a large network of canal systems.
It is located in Palakkad district.
Impounds: Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha
Malampuzha Garden and reservoir attracts tourists.
The dam project was completed in 1955.
The dam was considered as a multi-purpose project for supplying water for irrigation, power generation, drinking, fishing and water transport.
Malampuzha Dam has brought prosperity to the district, making Palakkad the 'rice howl of Kerala'.