Korapuzha is among the popular water sports destinations in Kerala
. It is the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam, the water sports festival held every August. With a drainage area of 624 sq km, the river traverses a total length of 40 km.
This river is formed by the confluence of two streams - the Punurpuzha and the Agalapuzha. Korapuzha and its main tributaries are tidal in their lower reaches. The Punnurpuzha, which forms a part of the important West Coast Inland Navigation System, originates from Arikkanakunnu. But the Agalapuzha is more or less a backwater.
The river connects all important industrial towns lying in the coastal areas such as Vadakara, Kozhikode, Kallai and Beypore. Kappad Beach, a short hop on the Korapuzha River from Kozhikode town, is the place where Vasco da Gama (a Portuguese explorer) set foot 500 years ago.