Kadalundi River

Kadalundi River

Kadalundi (Kadalundi)
Country India
State Kerala
Source Cherakomban Mala
 - location Kerala, India
 - elevation 1,160 m (3,806 ft)
 - coordinates
Mouth Arabian Sea
 - location Kerala, India
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates
Length 130 km (81 mi)
Basin 1,122 km2 (433 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 36 m3/s (1,271 cu ft/s)
Kadalundi river empties to Arabian Sea
Kadalundi Kadavu Bridge over Kadalundi River

Kadalundi River (Kadalundipuzha) is one of the four most important rivers flowing through Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The other three are the Chaliyar, the Bharathappuzha and the Tirur River.[1] This rain-fed river is 110 kilometres (68 mi) long and is one of the most important rivers in the district.[2] It is formed by the confluence of the Olipuzha River and the Veliyar River.The Kadalundi originates from the Western Ghats at the western border of the Silent Valley and flows through the district of Malappuram. It has two main tributaries namely Olipuzha and Veliyar. The Kadalundi River drains an area of 1274 km² and has a length of 120 km.[3] The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. There are over a hundred varieties of native birds and around 60 varieties of migratory birds that come here in large numbers annually.[4]

Panoramic View of Kadalundi River


  1. ^ "Malappuram District Rivers". Malappuram.net. Retrieved 13 October 2006. 
  2. ^ "Kerala Government - General Features". Official Website of Kerala Government. Retrieved 13 October 2006. 
  3. ^ NIC Malappuram website
  4. ^ "Wild Life Tourism in Kerala". keralaeverything.com. Retrieved 13 October 2006. 

External links

  • "About the Rivers of Kerala". All Kerala River Protection Council. Retrieved 10 September 2009.