Payangadi Village is situated in
. The village is encircled by
(seven hills) and
the Arabian Sea
. This beautiful green village is rich in mountains and valleys, paddy fields, peaceful lagoons, charming beaches and back waters.
Payangadi is an agricultural village. The main crops of the village are paddy and coconut. Mattool, Muttam and Puthiyangadi are the adjoining villages. Payangadi Puzha, Chemballikundu and their tributaries pass through this village.
Vishu are the main cultural festivals of the Hindu community of this village. Muslims celebrate Id. Muslims form the largest community in this village. The ancient traditional martial art Kalaripayattu is associated with this village
The swamps, irrigation tanks, paddy fields and household tanks provide a huge potential for fisheries development of this village. Rare medicinal herbs of this village are found on the Ezhimala Mountain. A variety of fish species such as oil sardines, mackerel, prawns and silver bellies are found in this village. There are more than five industries for plywood manufacturing.
A large number of tourists are attracted to the Madayi Ferry of this village. The main attraction of the village is Etticulam Fort. Sulthan Thodu and Ezhimala are renowned for their natural beauty. Madayi Para and Kothitharacha Para are places of historical importance. Puthiyangadi beach is another attraction of this village. The beach is a paradise for tourists. Juda Kulam waters make it a swimmer's paradise and perhaps it is the only pond in
Kerala made by Jews.
There is a dilapidated fort at Madayi, which is said to be constructed by
Tipu Sultan of
Mysore. An ancient temple of
Lord Shiva is there in this village. It is one of the famous temples in Malabar and it features the sculptures and lithic record of the ancient period. Tawam church built in 1869, stands in the middle of the paddy fields of this village. The Masjid of Mujahiddun is also situated in this village. Madayi Pally, a beautiful mosque said to be built by Malik Ibin Dinar, an Arab trader, is said to be more than a thousand years old. It has been rebuilt in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Madayi Kavu, an ancient Hindu temple is situated in this village.