Malappuram is known for its backwaters. Biyyam Kayal is one of the most popular in the region. It is a hub for adventure and water sports and now has the status of an adventure zone. There are facilities for speed boats and water scooter rides. Biyyam Kayal lies close to Ponnani in Malappuram district. The region witnesses a heavy inflow of visitors during Onam and other festivals.