19 km away from Bekal in Valiyaparamba the most stunning stretch of backwaters can be seen. This backwater is formed by the confluence of four rivers which form an artery of waterways and pass through paddy fields and palm groves. One can experience this beauty by taking a ride in the conventional houseboat of Kerala also called the Kettuvallam. While enjoying the ride one feels serene while floating past an assemblage of greenery, thatched houses and rafts of ducks. A tourist can end this trip by visiting a turtle hatchery nearby.