Kuppam river in Kannur district, Kerala, originates from the forests of western Karnataka. Kuppam village in the district gets its name from this river. This west- flowing river empties into the Arabian sea.
Once Kuppam river had been the sole way to travel to the hilly regions of Kannur. Hundreds of country boats used to ply the river then. In 1970, a bridge was constructed across the river and the river started to lose its glory. The bridge, built in the British style of architecture has five huge arches on each side and is an interesting piece of work.