Holidaying in this popular region can be an adventure, so set aside some time to take a road trip and visit some of the other interesting natural and man-made attractions around Madappallly. Kappad Beach, is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Kannur sits 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Head outdoors and discover Kerala's popular gardens and open-air markets. Kerala has been graced with an interesting religious history; so be sure to check out the area's many churches.
Don't visit the area without getting a view from the sky. There are a few great options for paragliding. There are plenty of ways for thrill seekers to get into the wide open spaces around Madappallly. Mountain biking and mountain climbing are just two popular ways active visitors can get their fix.
Trying regional food is usually about more than just satisfying appetites. It offers a glimpse into the regional character. Two of the region's best-loved ingredients are coconut and seafood. Why not order Thalassery biryani (spicy rice dish with meat and vegetables or sambar (lentil and vegetable soup)? Both meals are a common fare in this region. Those who who are not quite satisfied, can try mango pudding, a great way to finish your Kerala culinary experience.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Kozhikode, 45 miles (72 kilometers) away.