Thalassery"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Muzhappilangad Beach - Muzhappilangad Beach is located at a distance of around 8 km from the destination. This beach is often referred to as a swimmer’s paradise. Swimming, sunbathing and boating are the popular activities enjoyed at the beach. It is the only drive-in beach of Kerela and has a length of about 4 km. The Green Island and the Children Park are the other attractions located near the beach.

     

    Kannur - Kannur, popularly known as Cannanore, is located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. The town was named Cannanore during the colonial rule. It is often referred to as the Land of Looms and Lores; and has attractions like beaches, forts, religious sites, historical towns and villages. Fort St. Angelos is the major attraction of Kannur and was constructed by Don Francisco De Almeida in 1505. Popularly known as the Kannur Fort and Kannur Kotta, the fortress has been under the rule of many dynasties and kingdoms. The Baby Beach is another prominent attraction located in vicinity of the fort.  The Muzhappilangad Beach, also called as the swimmer's paradise, is the only drive-in beach of Kerala, having a driving length of around 4 km. The Payyambalam Beach, Mopila Bay, Meenkunnu Beach and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach are also often visited beaches.

     

    Thalassery Fort - Thalassery Fort stands on a rocky cliff that lies on the banks of the Muzhappilangad Beach. It was constructed by the British East India Company in the 18th century. The fort was developed with an aim to establish a strong foothold in the Malabar Coast. The square shaped fort has huge walls and intricately carved doors. It is believed to have secret tunnels leading up to the Arabian Sea. It is believed that in 1781, Hyder Ali, the King of Mysore, tried to capture the fort but was unsuccessful. Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, also tried to conquer the fort during his quest to control Malabar. By the end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the region, along with the fortress, was brought under the reign of the colonial rule. The foundation of the fort comprises laterite blocks and loop holed walls that are supported by strong bastions. The entrance at the top of the giant wall is adorned with various mural paintings that date back to the 18th century. The information gallery inside the fort exhibits pictures of burial caves, monuments, forts and ancient paintings.

     

    Overbury's Folly - Overbury's Folly, a major attraction of Thalassery, is a seashore recreational park. The park is located on the hilltop, close to the Thalassery Municipal Stadium and Sports Authority of India (SAI). The site derives its name from its constructor E. N. Overbury, who once served as the Municipal Vice Chairman and Sub Collector of the region. Overbury initiated the construction of the park as an evening picnic spot in 1879, but could not complete it. During the late 19th century, the site was completed by R. Mukunda Malla, Municipal Chairman of Thalassery. In 1985, Amithab Kanth, Sub Collector of Thalassery, added a huge watchtower to the site. The open air coffee shop and a view point have been recently added to the site. The Sub Collector’s Bungalow is situated near the Overbury’s Folly.

     

    Dharmadam Thuruth - Dharmadam Thuruth is an island located in the midst of the Arabian Sea. The island covers an area of around 5 acres of land. This place is covered with thick plantations of coconut and palm amidst green bushes. The site is home to a group of migratory birds that arrive here during winters. The Dharmadam Thuruth is in the vicinity of the Dharmadam Beach and adjacent to the Muzhapilangad Beach. The island is accessible only by boat.

     

    Mahe - Mahe, officially known as Mayyazhi, is a nearby town, which is officially a part of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The town derives its name from the word ‘Mayyazhi’, meaning ‘Eyebrow of the sea’. Formerly a French Colony, the town now serves as a municipality of Mahe District. A popular festival of Vishnu is celebrated on a grand scale in the region. The Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church is one of the prominent attractions of the town. An annual feast is organised between 5th and 22nd October. The Puthalam Temple, Tagore Park, Mahe Walkway and Water Sports Complex are some of the other major attractions of the site. A boat house, situated at Manjakkal, provides speed boats, pedal boats and kayak boats for boat rides.

     

    Jagannath Temple - Jagannath Temple was established by Sree Narayana Guru to stop the evils of the caste system. It is believed that during the medieval age, natives belonging to lower castes were forbidden to enter the temple. They were only allowed to worship the deities that were enshrined within Kavu and Kazhakam. Upset with this, Sree Narayana Guru decided to build a temple that would be open for all. The temple was inaugurated in 1908, with a huge idol of Lord Shiva as the main deity. Lord Shiva was named as Ezhava Shiva by the guru, to announce that the temple was open for every caste. Later, Moorkoth Kumaran Master enshrined the idol of Sree Narayana Guru in the central hall. The Jhanodhaya Yogam manages the administration and activities of the shrine. An annual festival of Kumbham is celebrated here, for around eight days.

     

    Juma Masjid - Juma Masjid is a 1000 year old mosque, situated close to the Arabian Sea, in Thalassery. It is counted amongst the most beautiful mosques of the Kannur District and is believed to have been constructed by Malik Ibin Dinar, an Arab trader. It is believed that Malik Ibin Dinar arrived in Kerala to preach Islam. The mosque represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture the premises of the mosque also serve as an Eidgah, a place used for performing namaz on Eid–ul–fitr. The tomb of Kunjayan Musallyar, a major contributor to the Arabic-Malayalam literature, is also located here.

     

    English Church - The English Church, also known as the St. John's Anglican Church, is believed to be more than 140 years old. The church is located behind the Thalassery Fort and is considered to be one of the first churches to be constructed in the Malabar region. The church has a cemetery with the grave of Edward Brennen, an English philanthropist, who donated all his savings towards the welfare of this region, upon his death in 1859. It is believed that he also made a down payment for an Anglican church to be constructed here. After his death, Reverend Deane of Thalassery collected more funds for the construction of the church, which was finally completed in 1867. The Archaeology Department of the Tourism Corporation Development undertook the renovation and reconstruction work of this ruined church.

     

    Sree Rama Swami Temple - Sree Rama Swami Temple is located in Thiruvangad, which lies at a distance of around 4 km from Thalassery. It is believed that a dip in chira, the temple tank, washes away all sins. According to the Kerala Mahatmyam, the shrine was constructed by Lord Parasurama, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. A story associated with the temple states that Lord Rama killed Khara, Thrisiras and Dooshana, along with fourteen thousand other demons at this site. Another popular belief is that Goddess Sita Devi hid herself in the nearby cave, which was guarded by Lakshmana. The site was later named as Pookinassery. It is constructed in the typical Hindu architectural style and the walls and ceilings are adorned with sculptures engraved in wood. The twenty beautifully carved structures on the ceilings of the sanctum represent episodes from Kirathararjuneeyam, the story of Arjuna’s meeting with Lord Shiva. The shrine has a Namaskara Mandapam and a wooden canopy over the ceiling that has 44 images of the Devi in different forms. The topmost panel of the temple depicts heads of elephants and scenes from the Ramayana.

     

    Catholic Rosary Church - Catholic Rosary Church, close to the popular Thalassery Fort, was established in the early 16th century. It is amongst the oldest churches in Kerala. The church is adorned with distinct stained glass works that were brought from London. The church was under the guidance of the Archbishop of Goa until 1609 and subsequently, became a part of the Kodungalloor Archdiocese. It is, at present, a part of the Kannur Archdiocese. The Brennen Cemetery and the Thalassery Fort can also be visited by tourists on the way to the church.

     

    Gundert Bungalow - Gundert Bungalow was the residence of Dr. Herman Gundert, the German Missionary, who became a member of the Basal Mission in 1934. Dr. Herman Gundert was born in Stuttgart and arrived in India as a Christian missionary. On 27th February 1839, he shifted to Illikunnu, a place near Thalassery, and resided there for more than two decades. Dr.Herman Gundert completed the first Malayalam dictionary during the period extending between 1839 and 1859, while he was living in the Gundert Bungalow. The bungalow is also associated with the publishing of the Paschimodayam, the oldest Malayalam newspaper. The site was later transformed into a technical training institute imparting skills and knowledge to the residents of the region. The bungalow has typical colonial mansion style architecture and a wide veranda and several carved doorways. The Gundert Bungalow was once the residence of Mr. Thomas Stench, the earlier judicial magistrate of Thalassery. The bungalow was donated by him to the Basal Mission for its humanitarian services. The site also published Rajyasamacharam, the first Malayalam newspaper, in 1847 and also started a school in 1939.

     

    Fisherfolk Temple - Fisherfolk Temple is situated on the Kannur-Thalassery-Mahe coastline. It is close to the ground where cricket was first played in India. The temple is flanked on one side by the Arabian Sea and a popular belief states that the shrine was built to pay gratitude to the sea, for its bounty and grace. The site can be reached easily by taxis, buses and auto-rickshaws.

     

    Odathil Mosque - Odathil Mosque, located in the Malabar region, is around 200 years old. The dome of the mosque is quite high, making it visible from a distance. The mosque was built of teak wood, under the guidance of a king of Travancore.

     

    Sree Kandeswara Temple - Sree Kandeswara Temple is situated in the Thalassery Town and the presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. It was constructed in 1910 and the idol was installed by Shri Narayana Guru, the great social reformer of Kerala. The temple was constructed in the Nalleswara Madian, which is believed to have been donated by the Kallingal Mutt to Narayana Guru, for this purpose. The temple and its activities are managed by the Sree Kandeswara Khetra Samithi.

     

    Jawahar Ghat - Jawahar Ghat is situated behind the Thalassery Fort and is located at a distance of around 4 km from the destination. During the freedom struggle of India, the ghat served as a meeting point of thousands of revolutionaries. Under the British rule, meetings and rallies were banned on the beach. An important protest against the British rule took place here. The protest was organised under the leadership of P. K. Madhavan and P. K. Damodharan. It was attended by revolutionaries like Abu Master, Chathukutti, C.N. Balan, Kuniyil Krishnan and C.N. Karunakaran. Since protests were banned at this site, the police started firing to stop the protest. Abu Master and Chathukutti were shot dead and rest of them were arrested and sentenced to death.

     

    Wellesley's Bungalow - Wellesley’s Bungalow is a beautiful colonial mansion that is renowned for its peaceful and calm surroundings. The house belonged to Babar, a businessman, who served as a host to Lord Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. The site derives its name from Wellesley, who actively participated in introducing the game of cricket in the region. The land surrounding the house became the Mecca of Indian cricket as it was used by Wellesley and his companions for practicing and teaching the game to the villagers. The bungalow at present, serves as a home to the Sub Collector of the region.

     

    Tellichery Pier - Tellichery Pier, one of the prominent ports of the region, is among the four piers of Kerela. During the British rule, large ships were unable to move closer to the coastline; hence, the British established certain piers in the region. This one became an important centre for export and import of commodities, during the British rule. The British established a harbour and a post office, which is considered to be the first in Kerala. A huge lighthouse, showering light for around 10 km, was constructed after the establishment of this port. The pier has now become a popular picnic spot.

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  • Hotels of Thalassery

    Paris Presidency, Thalassery

    Logans Road

    Paris Presidency, Thalassery Paris Presidency, Thalassery unfolds budget accommodation for vacationers without compromising on quality. The stylized structure, placid surroundings and cordial staff creates a correct blen

    2,060.00 Avg/night

    Pranam Hotel, Thalassery

    Near Malabar Gold

    Pranam Hotel, Thalassery 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

    3,000.00 Avg/night

    Aswathy Guest House, Thalassery

    Old Syndicate Bank Road

    Aswathy Guest House, Thalassery 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 prop

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Ayisha Manzil, Thalassery

    Fort Road

    Ayisha Manzil, Thalassery 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 i

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    Soubhagya Residency, Thalassery

    Mayfair Plaza

    Soubhagya Residency, Thalassery Soubhagya Residency is a lovely sophisticated establishment in Thalassery. The unparalleled service and the traditional hospitality ushered to every guest here is simply heart-warming. The

    3,630.00 Avg/night

    KK Residency, Thalassery

    Opp Bus Stand

    KK Residency, Thalassery 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

    2,280.00 Avg/night

    Malabar Avenue, Thalassery

    Near New Bus Stand

    Malabar Avenue, Thalassery 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

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    Chattanchal Tourist Home, Thalassery

    Near Old Bus Stand

    Chattanchal Tourist Home, Thalassery 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

    2,500.00 Avg/night

  • Weather

     

    Muzhappilangad Beach - Muzhappilangad Beach is located at a distance of around 8 km from the destination. This beach is often referred to as a swimmer’s paradise. Swimming, sunbathing and boating are the popular activities enjoyed at the beach. It is the only drive-in beach of Kerela and has a length of about 4 km. The Green Island and the Children Park are the other attractions located near the beach.

     

    Kannur - Kannur, popularly known as Cannanore, is located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. The town was named Cannanore during the colonial rule. It is often referred to as the Land of Looms and Lores; and has attractions like beaches, forts, religious sites, historical towns and villages. Fort St. Angelos is the major attraction of Kannur and was constructed by Don Francisco De Almeida in 1505. Popularly known as the Kannur Fort and Kannur Kotta, the fortress has been under the rule of many dynasties and kingdoms. The Baby Beach is another prominent attraction located in vicinity of the fort.  The Muzhappilangad Beach, also called as the swimmer's paradise, is the only drive-in beach of Kerala, having a driving length of around 4 km. The Payyambalam Beach, Mopila Bay, Meenkunnu Beach and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach are also often visited beaches.

     

    Thalassery Fort - Thalassery Fort stands on a rocky cliff that lies on the banks of the Muzhappilangad Beach. It was constructed by the British East India Company in the 18th century. The fort was developed with an aim to establish a strong foothold in the Malabar Coast. The square shaped fort has huge walls and intricately carved doors. It is believed to have secret tunnels leading up to the Arabian Sea. It is believed that in 1781, Hyder Ali, the King of Mysore, tried to capture the fort but was unsuccessful. Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, also tried to conquer the fort during his quest to control Malabar. By the end of the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the region, along with the fortress, was brought under the reign of the colonial rule. The foundation of the fort comprises laterite blocks and loop holed walls that are supported by strong bastions. The entrance at the top of the giant wall is adorned with various mural paintings that date back to the 18th century. The information gallery inside the fort exhibits pictures of burial caves, monuments, forts and ancient paintings.

     

    Overbury's Folly - Overbury's Folly, a major attraction of Thalassery, is a seashore recreational park. The park is located on the hilltop, close to the Thalassery Municipal Stadium and Sports Authority of India (SAI). The site derives its name from its constructor E. N. Overbury, who once served as the Municipal Vice Chairman and Sub Collector of the region. Overbury initiated the construction of the park as an evening picnic spot in 1879, but could not complete it. During the late 19th century, the site was completed by R. Mukunda Malla, Municipal Chairman of Thalassery. In 1985, Amithab Kanth, Sub Collector of Thalassery, added a huge watchtower to the site. The open air coffee shop and a view point have been recently added to the site. The Sub Collector’s Bungalow is situated near the Overbury’s Folly.

     

    Dharmadam Thuruth - Dharmadam Thuruth is an island located in the midst of the Arabian Sea. The island covers an area of around 5 acres of land. This place is covered with thick plantations of coconut and palm amidst green bushes. The site is home to a group of migratory birds that arrive here during winters. The Dharmadam Thuruth is in the vicinity of the Dharmadam Beach and adjacent to the Muzhapilangad Beach. The island is accessible only by boat.

     

    Mahe - Mahe, officially known as Mayyazhi, is a nearby town, which is officially a part of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The town derives its name from the word ‘Mayyazhi’, meaning ‘Eyebrow of the sea’. Formerly a French Colony, the town now serves as a municipality of Mahe District. A popular festival of Vishnu is celebrated on a grand scale in the region. The Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church is one of the prominent attractions of the town. An annual feast is organised between 5th and 22nd October. The Puthalam Temple, Tagore Park, Mahe Walkway and Water Sports Complex are some of the other major attractions of the site. A boat house, situated at Manjakkal, provides speed boats, pedal boats and kayak boats for boat rides.

     

    Jagannath Temple - Jagannath Temple was established by Sree Narayana Guru to stop the evils of the caste system. It is believed that during the medieval age, natives belonging to lower castes were forbidden to enter the temple. They were only allowed to worship the deities that were enshrined within Kavu and Kazhakam. Upset with this, Sree Narayana Guru decided to build a temple that would be open for all. The temple was inaugurated in 1908, with a huge idol of Lord Shiva as the main deity. Lord Shiva was named as Ezhava Shiva by the guru, to announce that the temple was open for every caste. Later, Moorkoth Kumaran Master enshrined the idol of Sree Narayana Guru in the central hall. The Jhanodhaya Yogam manages the administration and activities of the shrine. An annual festival of Kumbham is celebrated here, for around eight days.

     

    Juma Masjid - Juma Masjid is a 1000 year old mosque, situated close to the Arabian Sea, in Thalassery. It is counted amongst the most beautiful mosques of the Kannur District and is believed to have been constructed by Malik Ibin Dinar, an Arab trader. It is believed that Malik Ibin Dinar arrived in Kerala to preach Islam. The mosque represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture the premises of the mosque also serve as an Eidgah, a place used for performing namaz on Eid–ul–fitr. The tomb of Kunjayan Musallyar, a major contributor to the Arabic-Malayalam literature, is also located here.

     

    English Church - The English Church, also known as the St. John's Anglican Church, is believed to be more than 140 years old. The church is located behind the Thalassery Fort and is considered to be one of the first churches to be constructed in the Malabar region. The church has a cemetery with the grave of Edward Brennen, an English philanthropist, who donated all his savings towards the welfare of this region, upon his death in 1859. It is believed that he also made a down payment for an Anglican church to be constructed here. After his death, Reverend Deane of Thalassery collected more funds for the construction of the church, which was finally completed in 1867. The Archaeology Department of the Tourism Corporation Development undertook the renovation and reconstruction work of this ruined church.

     

    Sree Rama Swami Temple - Sree Rama Swami Temple is located in Thiruvangad, which lies at a distance of around 4 km from Thalassery. It is believed that a dip in chira, the temple tank, washes away all sins. According to the Kerala Mahatmyam, the shrine was constructed by Lord Parasurama, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. A story associated with the temple states that Lord Rama killed Khara, Thrisiras and Dooshana, along with fourteen thousand other demons at this site. Another popular belief is that Goddess Sita Devi hid herself in the nearby cave, which was guarded by Lakshmana. The site was later named as Pookinassery. It is constructed in the typical Hindu architectural style and the walls and ceilings are adorned with sculptures engraved in wood. The twenty beautifully carved structures on the ceilings of the sanctum represent episodes from Kirathararjuneeyam, the story of Arjuna’s meeting with Lord Shiva. The shrine has a Namaskara Mandapam and a wooden canopy over the ceiling that has 44 images of the Devi in different forms. The topmost panel of the temple depicts heads of elephants and scenes from the Ramayana.

     

    Catholic Rosary Church - Catholic Rosary Church, close to the popular Thalassery Fort, was established in the early 16th century. It is amongst the oldest churches in Kerala. The church is adorned with distinct stained glass works that were brought from London. The church was under the guidance of the Archbishop of Goa until 1609 and subsequently, became a part of the Kodungalloor Archdiocese. It is, at present, a part of the Kannur Archdiocese. The Brennen Cemetery and the Thalassery Fort can also be visited by tourists on the way to the church.

     

    Gundert Bungalow - Gundert Bungalow was the residence of Dr. Herman Gundert, the German Missionary, who became a member of the Basal Mission in 1934. Dr. Herman Gundert was born in Stuttgart and arrived in India as a Christian missionary. On 27th February 1839, he shifted to Illikunnu, a place near Thalassery, and resided there for more than two decades. Dr.Herman Gundert completed the first Malayalam dictionary during the period extending between 1839 and 1859, while he was living in the Gundert Bungalow. The bungalow is also associated with the publishing of the Paschimodayam, the oldest Malayalam newspaper. The site was later transformed into a technical training institute imparting skills and knowledge to the residents of the region. The bungalow has typical colonial mansion style architecture and a wide veranda and several carved doorways. The Gundert Bungalow was once the residence of Mr. Thomas Stench, the earlier judicial magistrate of Thalassery. The bungalow was donated by him to the Basal Mission for its humanitarian services. The site also published Rajyasamacharam, the first Malayalam newspaper, in 1847 and also started a school in 1939.

     

    Fisherfolk Temple - Fisherfolk Temple is situated on the Kannur-Thalassery-Mahe coastline. It is close to the ground where cricket was first played in India. The temple is flanked on one side by the Arabian Sea and a popular belief states that the shrine was built to pay gratitude to the sea, for its bounty and grace. The site can be reached easily by taxis, buses and auto-rickshaws.

     

    Odathil Mosque - Odathil Mosque, located in the Malabar region, is around 200 years old. The dome of the mosque is quite high, making it visible from a distance. The mosque was built of teak wood, under the guidance of a king of Travancore.

     

    Sree Kandeswara Temple - Sree Kandeswara Temple is situated in the Thalassery Town and the presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. It was constructed in 1910 and the idol was installed by Shri Narayana Guru, the great social reformer of Kerala. The temple was constructed in the Nalleswara Madian, which is believed to have been donated by the Kallingal Mutt to Narayana Guru, for this purpose. The temple and its activities are managed by the Sree Kandeswara Khetra Samithi.

     

    Jawahar Ghat - Jawahar Ghat is situated behind the Thalassery Fort and is located at a distance of around 4 km from the destination. During the freedom struggle of India, the ghat served as a meeting point of thousands of revolutionaries. Under the British rule, meetings and rallies were banned on the beach. An important protest against the British rule took place here. The protest was organised under the leadership of P. K. Madhavan and P. K. Damodharan. It was attended by revolutionaries like Abu Master, Chathukutti, C.N. Balan, Kuniyil Krishnan and C.N. Karunakaran. Since protests were banned at this site, the police started firing to stop the protest. Abu Master and Chathukutti were shot dead and rest of them were arrested and sentenced to death.

     

    Wellesley's Bungalow - Wellesley’s Bungalow is a beautiful colonial mansion that is renowned for its peaceful and calm surroundings. The house belonged to Babar, a businessman, who served as a host to Lord Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. The site derives its name from Wellesley, who actively participated in introducing the game of cricket in the region. The land surrounding the house became the Mecca of Indian cricket as it was used by Wellesley and his companions for practicing and teaching the game to the villagers. The bungalow at present, serves as a home to the Sub Collector of the region.

     

    Tellichery Pier - Tellichery Pier, one of the prominent ports of the region, is among the four piers of Kerela. During the British rule, large ships were unable to move closer to the coastline; hence, the British established certain piers in the region. This one became an important centre for export and import of commodities, during the British rule. The British established a harbour and a post office, which is considered to be the first in Kerala. A huge lighthouse, showering light for around 10 km, was constructed after the establishment of this port. The pier has now become a popular picnic spot.

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