Kandasaamkadavu forms the meeting point of the vast expanse of backwaters from Enamavu and the Canoli Canal. The place is located between Vatanappilly and Kanjani and was a major trading centre in the past with stores and warehouses for transportation of goods through water. Today it is noted for a famous snake boat race conducted on the Thiruvonam day of the Onam festival followed by a ten day festival. The trophy is known as Chief Minister's Ever-Rolling Trophy with competitions held for the Chundan, Iruttukuthi and Churulan boats category. The Department of Tourism has constructed a pavilion, viewer’s gallery, boat jetty and a small park at this site.


  • 17 km from Thrissur
  • 19 km from Guruvayur