Placid and scenic backwaters make Chettuva a popular tourist destination. In the heart of Chettuva Lake is the biggest mangrove forest in Kerala which owe their lush growth to the sediments thrown up by Kanoli canal and Enamavu Lake. The mangroves can be seen from the Chettuva Bridge on the Kodungallur – Guruvayur Highway and is located near to the Raja Island Resort. The mangroves cover an area of eight acres and have been protected by the Forest Department. Visitors can take a boat ride and watch or reach the mangroves. A number of migratory birds make the forests their nesting place.


  • 27 km from Thrissur
  • 10 km from Chavakkad town
  • 12 km from Guruvayur

One has to take a boat to reach the mangrove islands.