Kannur"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Muzhappilangad Beach - The Muzhappilangad Beach, located around 15 km away from Kannur, is considered as a swimmer's paradise. It is the only drive-in beach in the entire Kerala region where tourists can drive up to a length of 4 km. The Green Island near this beach is frequently visited by tourists.

     

    Fort St. Angelo - Fort St. Angelo is believed to be constructed in 1505 by Dom Francisco De Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy. This fort is situated in the western region of Kannur town. It is popularly known as the Kannur Fort and Kannur Kotta. This triangular shaped fort lies in the Cantonment region facing the Arabian Sea. According to history, this fort was captured by Dutch rulers in 1663. Later in 1772, Ali Raja of Kannur bought this fort from the Dutch. Various attractions of this fort like the Zeelandia, Frieslandia and Hollandia were built by the Dutch rulers. Under the British rule, this fort was renovated and later used as the British station in Malabar. This fort houses various cells, each one of which has a single hole that was used for giving food to the prisoners.  A grave stone that belongs to the family of a Dutch commander can be seen within the fort. This fort also has a stable and a chapel. This historical site is presently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

     

    Payyambalam Beach - The Payyambalam Beach is a popular beach located near the town of Kannur. This beach contains the mortal remains of several famous personalities like journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, A.K. Gopalan and the former Chief Minister of Kerala, E. K. Nayanar. One of the prime attractions of this beach is a sculpture by the famous sculptor, Kanayi Kunjiraman, which portrays a mother and child.

     

    Pazhassi Dam - The Pazhassi Dam, built across the Valapattanam River, was inaugurated by Morarji Desai, the former Prime Minister of India. Boating is a popular activity in the reservoir of this dam. The Children's Park, Sculpture of Pazhassi King and Buddha's Mountain are some of the popular attractions located near the dam.

     

    Dharmadam Island - Dharmadam Island, also known as the Green Island and Dharmapattanam, is a popular attraction near Kannur. This island can be seen from the nearby Muzhappilangad Beach.

     

    Parassinikkadavu - Parassinikkadavu is a small village situated 16 km away from Kannur. The Snake Park is the most prominent attraction of this village. This park was established with the idea of conserving and preserving various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. The park has around 15 glass cases, 3 snake pits and 2 large glass houses for preservation of king cobras. The Muthappan Temple, situated on the shores of Valapattanam River, is another attraction. Lord Muthappan, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu, is the presiding deity of this temple. Another attraction of this village is the Vismaya Water Theme Park, managed and developed by Malabar Pleasures Pvt. Ltd. The electric swing, virtual waterfall, giant wheel and twister are some of the main rides of this water park.

     

    Meenkunnu Beach - The Meenkunnu Beach is located at Azhikode, few kilometres away from Kannur. This beach is considered as the extension of another famous beach of the region, the Payyambalam Beach.

     

    Taliparamba - Taliparamba, popular as Perimchellur, is a city located in the Kannur region. One of the major attractions of this place is the District Agricultural Farm, which was developed in 1905. Shree Rajarajeswara Temple, built by the Tamil Chola king, Rajaraja Chola III, is another attraction of this city. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Women can enter this temple only after 8 pm.  The Trichambaram Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is famous for the beautiful sculptures on its fortifications. Utsavam, the annual festival, is the major attraction of this temple. This festival is celebrated from Kumbham 22 of the Malayalam calendar to Meenam 6.

     

    Gundert Bungalow - The Gundert Bungalow is located around 20 km from the town of Kannur. This bungalow served as the residence of a famous German scholar and missionary, Dr. Herman Gundert. It is also the place where the first Malayalam newspaper was published. Built in the shape of a watchtower, this building is famous for its architectural work. This historical building was once used by the Judicial Magistrate Thomas.

     

    Pythal Mala - Pythal Mala is a famous hill station located 4500 ft above sea level. This hill station can be reached through a trail, which is around 6 km long. As this region has varied species of flora and fauna, the authorities are planning to establish a zoo here. The ruins of the Palace of Vaithalkon, who was a tribal king, can be seen from this hill station. Other attractions of this hill station are waterfalls and the village of Kappimala. Kudiyanmala village, located around 6 km from Pythal Mala, can also be visited.

     

    Sadhoo Merry Kingdom - Sadhoo Merry Kingdom is a water park in Chala, built in 2007. This water park has over 25 rides, including water rides like the jumping frog, family pool, jet slide, multi slide and butterfly. Apart from the rides, this park offers various facilities like video games, restaurants and shops.

     

    Shree Subramanya Swami Temple - Shree Subramanya Swami Temple is believed to be built by Lord Parashurama, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. This temple has been mentioned in Hindu Puranas like the Brahmanda Purana. The compound wall of this temple, built in the Kara architectural style, is around 12 ft tall.  The sanctum is built in the shape of a Gajaprishta, which means back of an elephant. The temple is enshrined with a 6 ft tall idol of Lord Subramanya. Another feature of the temple is the Ilanji tree, located in the front yard. According to history, this temple was demolished twice and reconstructed in the Malayalam era in 967. Lord Kshetrapalan, Lord Kanya Bhagavath, Lord Ganapathi and Parasurama are also worshipped in the temple.

     

    Pallikunnu - Pallikunnu is a town located around 3 km from Kannur. The major attraction of this town is the Shree Mookambika Temple, which is devoted to Goddess Mookambika. It is believed that the idea of establishing a Mookambika Devi Temple was of Adi Shankara, an Indian philosopher. As a result, around 1200 years ago, he himself installed an idol in this temple. This temple is of great importance as the presiding deity is considered as the manifestation of three goddesses, Mahalakshmi, Shakti and Saraswati.  The major attraction of this temple is the Navratri festival, which is celebrated in the months of October and November. Janmashtami, popular as Krishna Jayanti, is also celebrated at this religious site. The Kanathoor Maha Vishnu Temple is another prominent attraction of Pallikunnu.

     

    Pappinisseri - Pappinisseri is a town famous for a mosque called the Moonnu Pettumma Palli. Popular as Kattile Palli, this mosque hosts the Kattile Palli Nercha festival. The Aaron Church is another popular attraction of the town. Shree Vadeswaram Shiva Kshethram, located in the Aroli village, is also visited by tourists. The Mankadavu Juma Masjid and Keecheri Paalottu Kavuis Temple are other tourist attractions of this town.

     

    Ezhimala - Ezhimala is one of the famous historical sites of the Kannur region that was the capital of the erstwhile Mooshika kings. This site served as a battleground during the war of Chola-Chera. As per a legend, Lord Buddha is believed to have visited this place. An ancient mosque, which has remains of the Muslim reformist Shaikh Abdul Latif, is visited by many tourists. This historical site also served as the headquarters of the Ezhimala Radii during the reign of Sang. It has been mentioned in the Sang literature as 'ezhil malai', which means high hillock. Another attraction of this site is a hillock, which is around 286 m high. The Mount Dilli Lighthouse can also be seen on the hillock.

     

    Pazhayangadi - Pazhayangadi, popular as Payangadi, is a small town, located around 22 km north of the Kannur. This town is surrounded by the Madayi Hills on one side and Payangadi River on the other side. Another attraction of this town is the Madayi Kavu, which is dedicated to Lord Bhagavathi.   Madayi Palli, an ancient mosque, is an important tourist attraction. This mosque was constructed by a Muslim preacher called Malik Ibn Dinar in 1124. A block of white marble brought from Mecca has been placed inside the mosque.

     

    Cherukunnu - Cherukunnu is one of the famous census towns of Kannur District, located in the North Malabar region of Kerala. The Oliyankara Juma Masjid is the major attraction of this town. Another popular attraction, the Annapoorneshwari Temple, is believed to have been built by the mythological architect of Kerala, Lord Parashurama.

     

    Madayipara - Madayipara served as the administrative centre during the reign of the Ezhimala kings. The ruins of a fort called Pazhi Kotta can be seen from the site. This fort is famous for its watch towers at the corners. During the reign of the rulers of Kolathunadu, this historical site served as the place for coronation ceremony. The Vadukunda Shiva Temple and the adjoining pond are some of the other attractions near the site. The festival of Pooram of Madayi Kavu is organised at Madayipara. The region is home to around 300 plants and about 30 types of grass. Several medicinal herbs can also be seen in this region.

     

    Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary - The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the slopes of the Western Ghats, was established in 1984. It covers an area of around 55 sq km and is home to several animals that are commonly seen in the Western Ghats.  Animals like bison, elephant, boar, leopard, jungle cat and deer can be spotted in the sanctuary. The Meenmutty Waterfalls, nearby, is also visited by tourists. The Chavachi Waterfalls and Ambalapara peak are some of the other attractions around this sanctuary.

     

    Mopila Bay - The Mopila Bay lies in the vicinity of one of the famous attractions of Kannur, the Fort St. Angelo. This bay remained under the reign of the Kolathiri kings for a long time. The Arakkal Palace situated on the other side of the bay is another major attraction. It is believed that this bay also served as the commercial harbour during ancient times because of its connectivity with Lakshadweep and other foreign countries.

     

    Sundareswara Temple – The Sundareswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was established by Shree Narayana Guru in 1916. The major attraction of this temple is the eight day long festival, celebrated between March and April, every year.

     

    Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple - Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple, located at Kadanapally, is devoted to Goddess Bhagavathy. The major attraction of this temple is the four day long annual festival.

     

    Kizhunna Ezhara Beach - The Kizhunna Ezhara Beach, located around 11 km from Kannur, is situated between two red coloured stone cliffs, and has a crescent shape.

     

    Holy Trinity Cathedral - The Holy Trinity Cathedral is located where the first chapel was built by the Portuguese Christian Missionaries in 1501. This church was named after Nossa Senhora de Vitoria.

     

    Arakkal Kettu - Arakkal Kettu is believed to have served as the royal residence of the Arakkal family. This family was considered as the only Royal Muslim family which had control over Lakshadweep and the nearby coastal areas. This historical site is also popular as the Arakkal Palace, built around 200 years ago. The Archaeological Department has declared this site as a protected monument. This palace houses a residential building, administrative block and mosques. There is a Bell Tower with a huge bronze bell. The palace also has a museum that has various artefacts like telephones, shehnai, fans, royal furniture and various utensils of brass, glass and silver.

     

    Kottiyoor Shiva Temple - The Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, popular as Dakshina Kashi, is a famous shrine in the Kannur region. This temple was originally known as the Shree Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are the presiding deities of this temple. The Vaisakha Maholsavam is the major festival celebrated in this temple.

     

    Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple - The Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple is one of the renowned ancient temples in the Kannur region. The temple has three presiding deities, namely the Bhagavathi, Kiratha Sunu and Shree Oorpazhachi Daivathar. The upper citadel, Mele Kottam, of this temple has another shrine of Thondachan.

     

    Shree Raghavapuram Temple -Shree Raghavapuram Temple, also known as the Hanumarambalam, is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple is believed to have been constructed by King Udaya Varman Kolathiri in the 8th century.  According to history, this temple was handed over to the 237 scholarly Brahmin families. Thidambu Nritham, a holy dance performed with the idols of gods kept on the head, is the major attraction of this temple.

     

    Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple - Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple is situated around 13 km away from the town of Kannur in Mavilayi. Adi Utsavam is the major festive celebrated in this temple. The presiding deities of this temple are Lord Daivattar, Lord Vettakarumakan, Lord Ganapati and Goddess Bhagavati.

     

    Shree Kizhkkeykara Shree Krishna Temple - Shree Kizhkkeykara Shree Krishna Temple is an ancient temple, established around 3000 years ago in the town of Chirakkal in Kannur. According to the Department of Archaeology, the manuscripts kept at this temple date back around 2500 years.  This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped in the form of Balagopala.

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  • Hotels of Kannur

    Malabar Residency, Kannur

    Thavakkara Road

    Malabar Residency, Kannur Positioned at Thavakkara road, Malabar Residency is surrounded by Payyambalam Beach (Approx. 3km) and Fort St. Angelo (Approx. 2km). The Payyambalam Beach contains the mortal remains of various

    2,590.00 Avg/night

    Chera Rocks Beach House, Kannur

    Kizhunna Para Bus Stop

    Chera Rocks Beach House, Kannur Chera Rock Beach House is situated opposite Chera Kalle, Kizhunna Para Bus stop, Thottada junction. Kizhunna Beach (Approx. 1km) and Muzhappilangad Beach (Approx. 5km) are the nearest sigh

    2,560.00 Avg/night

    Mascot Beach Resort, Kannur

    Near Baby Beach

    Mascot Beach Resort, Kannur Mascot Beach Resort is near Baby Beach, Burnassery. Mappila Beach (Approx. 2km) and Fort St. Angelo (Approx. 1km) are the major hotspots around the resort. Fort St. Angelo or the Kannur Fort i

    4,920.00 Avg/night

    Seashell Inn, Kannur

    Near Kadalayi Beach

    Seashell Inn, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Royal Omars, Kannur

    Thavakkara Bypass Rd

    Royal Omars is located at Thavakkara. Situated in proximity are place of interest like Payyambalam Beach (Approx. 2km) and St. Angelo Fort (Approx. 2km). Offering panoramic view of the ocean; Payyambalam Beach is famous

    3,380.00 Avg/night

    Blue NileBusiness And Leisure Hotel, Kannur

    S.N Park Road 

    Blue NileBusiness And Leisure Hotel, Kannur Hotel Blue Nile is located at S.N. Park Road. Fort St. Angelo (Approx. 3km) and Payyambalam Beach (Approx. 1km) are the nearest sightseeing attractions. Dom Francisco De Almeid

    3,600.00 Avg/night

    Kairali Heritage, Kannur

    Kattampally 

    Kairali Heritage, Kannur Kairali Heritage is located at Kattampally. Valapattanam River (Approx. 7km) and Valluvankadavu Sree Muthappan Temple (Approx. 4km) are some of the interesting places to visit while staying at th

    3,150.00 Avg/night

    Pranav Beach Resort, Kannur

    Palliyanmoola

    Pranav Beach Resort, Kannur Enjoy the charming beauty of the water at Pranav Beach Resort in Gods own city of Kerala. This hotel in Kannur offer cottages which are tastefully designed and provide serenity and tranquility

    2,590.00 Avg/night

    Kamalalayam Homestay, Kannur

    Palliayammoola Alavil

    Kamalalayam Homestay, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Costa Malabari, Kannur

    Near Adikadalayi Temple

    Costa Malabari, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    3,170.00 Avg/night

    Kanaka Beach House, Kannur

    Payyambalam

    Kanaka Beach House, Kannur Kanaka Beach House is stationed at Beach Road, Payyambalam. Places of visit like Meenkunnu Beach (Approx. 6km) and Sree Dharma Sasthra Temple (Approx. 1km) can be easily accessed from this beac

    3,790.00 Avg/night

    Kannur Beach House, Kannur

    Thottada Beach

    Kannur Beach House, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,800.00 Avg/night

    Surya Residency, Kannur

    Nadal

    Surya Residency, Kannur The hotel is located in Nadal which is known to serve immediate connectivity to St. Angelo Fort (11km), Thana Square (10km), Arakkal Museum (10km), Payyambalam Beach (14km), Vismaya Water and Amus

    1,875.00 Avg/night

    Sky Palace Hotel, Kannur

    Metro Tower

    Sky Palace Hotel, Kannur The hotel is located near Metro Tower and favors easy connectivity to some famed places like St. Angelo Fort (4km), Thana Square (1km), Arakkal Museum (3km), Payyambalam Beach (3km), Vismaya Wate

    2,540.00 Avg/night

    Meridian Palace Hotel, Kannur

     Bellard Road

    Meridian Palace Hotel, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

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    Savoy Hotel, Kannur

    Beach Road Cannanore

    Savoy Hotel, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

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    Asokam Beach Resort, Kannur

    Payyambalam

    Asokam Beach Resort, Kannur Asokam Beach Resort situated at Beach road, Payyambalam enjoys proximity to Meenkunnu Beach (Approx. 6km) and Payyambalam Beach (Approx. 3km). The quiet Payyambalam Beach is ideal for swimming

    5,400.00 Avg/night

    KTDC Yatri Nivas, Kannur

    Near Police Club

    KTDC Yatri Nivas, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    K K Heritage, Kannur

     Thottada Beach Rd

    K K Heritage, Kannur Beach lovers can enjoy a splendid stay in the city of Kannur at K K Heritage. This budget hotel accommodates its guests in standard AC and non AC rooms. Onsite complimentary parking space for vehicle

    2,890.00 Avg/night

    Kavitha Tourist Home, Kannur

    S.N. Park Road

    Kavitha Tourist Home, Kannur offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

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  • Weather

     

    Muzhappilangad Beach - The Muzhappilangad Beach, located around 15 km away from Kannur, is considered as a swimmer's paradise. It is the only drive-in beach in the entire Kerala region where tourists can drive up to a length of 4 km. The Green Island near this beach is frequently visited by tourists.

     

    Fort St. Angelo - Fort St. Angelo is believed to be constructed in 1505 by Dom Francisco De Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy. This fort is situated in the western region of Kannur town. It is popularly known as the Kannur Fort and Kannur Kotta. This triangular shaped fort lies in the Cantonment region facing the Arabian Sea. According to history, this fort was captured by Dutch rulers in 1663. Later in 1772, Ali Raja of Kannur bought this fort from the Dutch. Various attractions of this fort like the Zeelandia, Frieslandia and Hollandia were built by the Dutch rulers. Under the British rule, this fort was renovated and later used as the British station in Malabar. This fort houses various cells, each one of which has a single hole that was used for giving food to the prisoners.  A grave stone that belongs to the family of a Dutch commander can be seen within the fort. This fort also has a stable and a chapel. This historical site is presently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

     

    Payyambalam Beach - The Payyambalam Beach is a popular beach located near the town of Kannur. This beach contains the mortal remains of several famous personalities like journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, A.K. Gopalan and the former Chief Minister of Kerala, E. K. Nayanar. One of the prime attractions of this beach is a sculpture by the famous sculptor, Kanayi Kunjiraman, which portrays a mother and child.

     

    Pazhassi Dam - The Pazhassi Dam, built across the Valapattanam River, was inaugurated by Morarji Desai, the former Prime Minister of India. Boating is a popular activity in the reservoir of this dam. The Children's Park, Sculpture of Pazhassi King and Buddha's Mountain are some of the popular attractions located near the dam.

     

    Dharmadam Island - Dharmadam Island, also known as the Green Island and Dharmapattanam, is a popular attraction near Kannur. This island can be seen from the nearby Muzhappilangad Beach.

     

    Parassinikkadavu - Parassinikkadavu is a small village situated 16 km away from Kannur. The Snake Park is the most prominent attraction of this village. This park was established with the idea of conserving and preserving various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. The park has around 15 glass cases, 3 snake pits and 2 large glass houses for preservation of king cobras. The Muthappan Temple, situated on the shores of Valapattanam River, is another attraction. Lord Muthappan, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu, is the presiding deity of this temple. Another attraction of this village is the Vismaya Water Theme Park, managed and developed by Malabar Pleasures Pvt. Ltd. The electric swing, virtual waterfall, giant wheel and twister are some of the main rides of this water park.

     

    Meenkunnu Beach - The Meenkunnu Beach is located at Azhikode, few kilometres away from Kannur. This beach is considered as the extension of another famous beach of the region, the Payyambalam Beach.

     

    Taliparamba - Taliparamba, popular as Perimchellur, is a city located in the Kannur region. One of the major attractions of this place is the District Agricultural Farm, which was developed in 1905. Shree Rajarajeswara Temple, built by the Tamil Chola king, Rajaraja Chola III, is another attraction of this city. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Women can enter this temple only after 8 pm.  The Trichambaram Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is famous for the beautiful sculptures on its fortifications. Utsavam, the annual festival, is the major attraction of this temple. This festival is celebrated from Kumbham 22 of the Malayalam calendar to Meenam 6.

     

    Gundert Bungalow - The Gundert Bungalow is located around 20 km from the town of Kannur. This bungalow served as the residence of a famous German scholar and missionary, Dr. Herman Gundert. It is also the place where the first Malayalam newspaper was published. Built in the shape of a watchtower, this building is famous for its architectural work. This historical building was once used by the Judicial Magistrate Thomas.

     

    Pythal Mala - Pythal Mala is a famous hill station located 4500 ft above sea level. This hill station can be reached through a trail, which is around 6 km long. As this region has varied species of flora and fauna, the authorities are planning to establish a zoo here. The ruins of the Palace of Vaithalkon, who was a tribal king, can be seen from this hill station. Other attractions of this hill station are waterfalls and the village of Kappimala. Kudiyanmala village, located around 6 km from Pythal Mala, can also be visited.

     

    Sadhoo Merry Kingdom - Sadhoo Merry Kingdom is a water park in Chala, built in 2007. This water park has over 25 rides, including water rides like the jumping frog, family pool, jet slide, multi slide and butterfly. Apart from the rides, this park offers various facilities like video games, restaurants and shops.

     

    Shree Subramanya Swami Temple - Shree Subramanya Swami Temple is believed to be built by Lord Parashurama, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. This temple has been mentioned in Hindu Puranas like the Brahmanda Purana. The compound wall of this temple, built in the Kara architectural style, is around 12 ft tall.  The sanctum is built in the shape of a Gajaprishta, which means back of an elephant. The temple is enshrined with a 6 ft tall idol of Lord Subramanya. Another feature of the temple is the Ilanji tree, located in the front yard. According to history, this temple was demolished twice and reconstructed in the Malayalam era in 967. Lord Kshetrapalan, Lord Kanya Bhagavath, Lord Ganapathi and Parasurama are also worshipped in the temple.

     

    Pallikunnu - Pallikunnu is a town located around 3 km from Kannur. The major attraction of this town is the Shree Mookambika Temple, which is devoted to Goddess Mookambika. It is believed that the idea of establishing a Mookambika Devi Temple was of Adi Shankara, an Indian philosopher. As a result, around 1200 years ago, he himself installed an idol in this temple. This temple is of great importance as the presiding deity is considered as the manifestation of three goddesses, Mahalakshmi, Shakti and Saraswati.  The major attraction of this temple is the Navratri festival, which is celebrated in the months of October and November. Janmashtami, popular as Krishna Jayanti, is also celebrated at this religious site. The Kanathoor Maha Vishnu Temple is another prominent attraction of Pallikunnu.

     

    Pappinisseri - Pappinisseri is a town famous for a mosque called the Moonnu Pettumma Palli. Popular as Kattile Palli, this mosque hosts the Kattile Palli Nercha festival. The Aaron Church is another popular attraction of the town. Shree Vadeswaram Shiva Kshethram, located in the Aroli village, is also visited by tourists. The Mankadavu Juma Masjid and Keecheri Paalottu Kavuis Temple are other tourist attractions of this town.

     

    Ezhimala - Ezhimala is one of the famous historical sites of the Kannur region that was the capital of the erstwhile Mooshika kings. This site served as a battleground during the war of Chola-Chera. As per a legend, Lord Buddha is believed to have visited this place. An ancient mosque, which has remains of the Muslim reformist Shaikh Abdul Latif, is visited by many tourists. This historical site also served as the headquarters of the Ezhimala Radii during the reign of Sang. It has been mentioned in the Sang literature as 'ezhil malai', which means high hillock. Another attraction of this site is a hillock, which is around 286 m high. The Mount Dilli Lighthouse can also be seen on the hillock.

     

    Pazhayangadi - Pazhayangadi, popular as Payangadi, is a small town, located around 22 km north of the Kannur. This town is surrounded by the Madayi Hills on one side and Payangadi River on the other side. Another attraction of this town is the Madayi Kavu, which is dedicated to Lord Bhagavathi.   Madayi Palli, an ancient mosque, is an important tourist attraction. This mosque was constructed by a Muslim preacher called Malik Ibn Dinar in 1124. A block of white marble brought from Mecca has been placed inside the mosque.

     

    Cherukunnu - Cherukunnu is one of the famous census towns of Kannur District, located in the North Malabar region of Kerala. The Oliyankara Juma Masjid is the major attraction of this town. Another popular attraction, the Annapoorneshwari Temple, is believed to have been built by the mythological architect of Kerala, Lord Parashurama.

     

    Madayipara - Madayipara served as the administrative centre during the reign of the Ezhimala kings. The ruins of a fort called Pazhi Kotta can be seen from the site. This fort is famous for its watch towers at the corners. During the reign of the rulers of Kolathunadu, this historical site served as the place for coronation ceremony. The Vadukunda Shiva Temple and the adjoining pond are some of the other attractions near the site. The festival of Pooram of Madayi Kavu is organised at Madayipara. The region is home to around 300 plants and about 30 types of grass. Several medicinal herbs can also be seen in this region.

     

    Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary - The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the slopes of the Western Ghats, was established in 1984. It covers an area of around 55 sq km and is home to several animals that are commonly seen in the Western Ghats.  Animals like bison, elephant, boar, leopard, jungle cat and deer can be spotted in the sanctuary. The Meenmutty Waterfalls, nearby, is also visited by tourists. The Chavachi Waterfalls and Ambalapara peak are some of the other attractions around this sanctuary.

     

    Mopila Bay - The Mopila Bay lies in the vicinity of one of the famous attractions of Kannur, the Fort St. Angelo. This bay remained under the reign of the Kolathiri kings for a long time. The Arakkal Palace situated on the other side of the bay is another major attraction. It is believed that this bay also served as the commercial harbour during ancient times because of its connectivity with Lakshadweep and other foreign countries.

     

    Sundareswara Temple – The Sundareswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was established by Shree Narayana Guru in 1916. The major attraction of this temple is the eight day long festival, celebrated between March and April, every year.

     

    Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple - Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple, located at Kadanapally, is devoted to Goddess Bhagavathy. The major attraction of this temple is the four day long annual festival.

     

    Kizhunna Ezhara Beach - The Kizhunna Ezhara Beach, located around 11 km from Kannur, is situated between two red coloured stone cliffs, and has a crescent shape.

     

    Holy Trinity Cathedral - The Holy Trinity Cathedral is located where the first chapel was built by the Portuguese Christian Missionaries in 1501. This church was named after Nossa Senhora de Vitoria.

     

    Arakkal Kettu - Arakkal Kettu is believed to have served as the royal residence of the Arakkal family. This family was considered as the only Royal Muslim family which had control over Lakshadweep and the nearby coastal areas. This historical site is also popular as the Arakkal Palace, built around 200 years ago. The Archaeological Department has declared this site as a protected monument. This palace houses a residential building, administrative block and mosques. There is a Bell Tower with a huge bronze bell. The palace also has a museum that has various artefacts like telephones, shehnai, fans, royal furniture and various utensils of brass, glass and silver.

     

    Kottiyoor Shiva Temple - The Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, popular as Dakshina Kashi, is a famous shrine in the Kannur region. This temple was originally known as the Shree Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are the presiding deities of this temple. The Vaisakha Maholsavam is the major festival celebrated in this temple.

     

    Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple - The Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple is one of the renowned ancient temples in the Kannur region. The temple has three presiding deities, namely the Bhagavathi, Kiratha Sunu and Shree Oorpazhachi Daivathar. The upper citadel, Mele Kottam, of this temple has another shrine of Thondachan.

     

    Shree Raghavapuram Temple -Shree Raghavapuram Temple, also known as the Hanumarambalam, is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple is believed to have been constructed by King Udaya Varman Kolathiri in the 8th century.  According to history, this temple was handed over to the 237 scholarly Brahmin families. Thidambu Nritham, a holy dance performed with the idols of gods kept on the head, is the major attraction of this temple.

     

    Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple - Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple is situated around 13 km away from the town of Kannur in Mavilayi. Adi Utsavam is the major festive celebrated in this temple. The presiding deities of this temple are Lord Daivattar, Lord Vettakarumakan, Lord Ganapati and Goddess Bhagavati.

     

    Shree Kizhkkeykara Shree Krishna Temple - Shree Kizhkkeykara Shree Krishna Temple is an ancient temple, established around 3000 years ago in the town of Chirakkal in Kannur. According to the Department of Archaeology, the manuscripts kept at this temple date back around 2500 years.  This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped in the form of Balagopala.

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