This Kerala beach is the place the Kottakal River merges into the sea stunningly beautifully and is a favorite spot for locals & tourists. The nearby Birla Bungalows offers a delightful view of the Sandbank Beaches. Vatakara is situated about 48 km to the north of Kozhikode city. The town lies by the side of a river known by different names as Moorad river, Kuttiadi river or Kotakkal river. Originally known as Vadakkekara (north shore) due to its position with respect to the Kottakkal puzha, the place came to be called as Vatakara by popular usage later.
How to Reach Vadakara Sand Banks
Vadakara is 48 km from Kozhikode town. There are plenty of buses plying between Vadakara and Sand Banks during the day. Prepare your lunch box at Vadakara.
By Air: Kozhikode (Calicut) has an airport at Karipur.
By Rail: Kozhikode is served by a number of costal trains and several passenger trains.
By Road: A well-built network of roads connects Kozhikode (Calicut) to the other parts of Kerala and the surrounding states and India.
Local Transport: Various modes of local transportation like Auto Rickshaws, Deluxe Buses and taxis are easily available in Kozhikode.