Pazhayangadi (aka Pazhayangadi, Malayalam: പഴയങ്ങാടി) is a small township, approximately 22 kilometers north of Kannur town, in the South Indian state of Kerala. In the local language of Malayalam it literally means "Old Market". The town is bounded by the Madayi Hills (Madayipara) on the west and by the Pazhayangadi River on the south. Ezhimala, a range of hills, that is believed to be home to a variety of medical herbs, and a very ancient recorded history, is situated nearly 8 km west of Pazhayangadi. Pazhayangadi town is spread over Madayi and Ezhome Panchayaths. Madayi Hill offers a splendid scene of Ezhimala which means a chain of seven mountains, where the Indian Naval Academy is situated. Wikipedia
Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Pazhayangadi, India. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. After your splendid visit to Pazhayangadi, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Madikeri. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Madikeri for its bountiful attractions like Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja's Seat on your trip to Pazhayangadi. Also, to reach Pazhayangadi, you'll have to take a flight to Madikeri; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Pazhayangadi are of 1 to 2 days duration.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!