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Kannur Visitor Guide

Kannur’s north boundary touches Kasargod district and Karnataka State, east Karnataka, south Kozhikode and west Arabian sea. It was the capital of the North Kolathari Rajas for many centuries. Once it a was premier port of ancient Kerala. Kannur was identified as Nauna in the famous 1st century Greek travelogue, "The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea"

The great temple of Jerusalem was built by the timber collected from the shores of Kannur by King Solomon’s ships. The celebrated traveller, Marco Polo, once called it a ‘ ‘a great emporium of the spice trade’. Kannur completed its presence in the world scenario when Portuguese built a fort in 1505.

Attractions in Kannur

The attractions and interesting sights of Kannur Distric captured in a single article with extendedd descriptions where necessary

Hindu Temples In Kannur

The major hindu temples of Kannur district in Northern Kerala

Kannur District at a Glance

A quick listing of the different places in Kannur with their most salient sights for visitors

20 Watch Theyyam

Discover the divine occult temple ritual of North Kerala

The oldest ritual art of Kerala, Theyyam invokes the temple deity with frenzied dance. It is a common feature of temples in North Malabar. 

27 Unwind On The Sun Kissed Beaches

Relax and enjoy water sports

Kerala has some of the best beaches in the world. 

35 Visit The Snake Park

See the King Cobra

The snake park at Parassinikadvu in Kannur is the only snake park in India. 

Burnassery Visitor Guide

Information to Burnasseri (Burnassery) in Kannur and its fort which overlooks the town and Arabian ocean

Kannur Festivals

List of festivals in Kannur

Kattampally Marsh & Bird Sanctuary

Very important bird sanctuary and extensive wetland that is home to many migrant birds. An ornithologist'd delight!

Muzhappilangad Beach Guide

Information about Muzhappilangad Beach in Kannur, Kerala's longest beach and also the only drive-on beach.

Tellicherry Thalassery Visitor Guide

Guide to the Kannur coastal town of Tellicherry, the birthplace of cricket in the Indian sub-continent

Trichambaram

Guide to Trichambaram festival

Coastal town Kannur is the headquarters of Kannur district with a wider choice of accomodation than anywhere else in the area, including some beach side guest houses. At the heart of the town Railway Muthappan temple exists. Here Theyyam, a folk dance, get performed every day from 5 pm to 8 pm. Theyyam is considered a must see art. The town has a number of historical monuments. The famous Fort St Angelo built by Portuguese in 1505 is a landmark of then town. The fort, maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, is silhouetted against the sea. The ramparts of Angelo were once the residence of about 1000 people. Standing on the walls of it, sea and the Mopla Bay, yet another attraction, are viewed better.

Tourist Office: DTPC, Taluk Office Campus, Kannur

Getting to Kannur

Air : Kozhikode Airport. Distance 114 km

Rail : Kannur. Access from important centres.

Road : KSRTC, Kannur. Access from all important centres in Kerala