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

Kannur District

Area: 2997 sq.km Population: 2,251,727 Altitude: Sea Level

Kannur’s north borders Kasargod district and Karnataka State, east Karnataka, south Kozhikode district and west Arabian Sea. Kannur is centre place of marshal arts.

Kannur Town: Railway Muthappan Temple.

Arakkal Kettu: 3 km from Kannur town. Ressidence of erstwhile Arakkal Raja. Heritage monument. Two mosques close-by.

Fort St Angelo: 7 km from Kannur town. Silhouetted against sea. Highly impressive.

Meenkunnu Beach: 12 km from Kannur. Qiet. Beautiful.

Peralassery: 14 km from Kannur on NH 17. Subramanya Temple. Famous.

Thiruvangad: 23 km from Kannur. Sreeramaswami Temple. Famous. Carvings thought-provoking.

Madayipara: 25 km from Kannur. Vadakunnu Temple. Madayikavu Temple. Malik Dinar mosque nearby.

Ezhimala: 55 km from Kannur. Beautiful Beach with hillock. Many medicinal plants and herbs.

Anjarakandy: Distanced from Kannur. Cinnamon plantation. Asia’s biggest. India’s first.

Payyambalam Beach: 2 km north of St Angelo Fort. Beautiful.

Kizhunna Beach: 2 km south of St Angelo Fort. Beautiful. Long stretched.

Muzhappilangad Beach: 4 km south of Kizhunna Beach. Beautiful.

Parassinikadavu: 25 km north of Kannur.

(1) Muthappan Temple. Very famous.

(2) Snake Park. Impressive collection of snakes. Snake bite treatments.

Pazhassi Dam: 37 km from Kannur. Tourists hangout.

Pythalmala : 65 km from kannur. On Karnataka- Kerala border. Lovely hill station.

Valapatanam River: 5 km from Parassinikadavu. Eminently picturesque banks.

Valapatanam: Near Parassinikadavu. Small town. Eminently picturesque surroundings.

Thayyil: Distance from Parassinikadavu. Sree Venkataramana Temple. Many festivals.

Taliparambu: 25 km north of Kannur on NH 17 an d 8 km from Peralassery.

(1) Trichambaram Temple. Study-worth carvings and murals. Mahotsavam in February/March. Great event in Thaliparambu.

(2) Rajarajeshwari Temple. Mahashivaratri festival in February/March.

(3) P K Sreenivasan (Astrologer).

Mahatma Gandhi Nature Cure Centre: At Thaliparambu. Nature cure therapies. Ayurveda massages at nominal cost.

Kanhirangad: 6 km from Thaliparambu. Vaidyanatha Temple. Festival in February/March.

Payyannur: 21 km north of Thaliparambu on NH 17.

(1) Subramanya Temple. Famous.

(2) Ramanthali Sankaranarayana Temple. 6-day festival from March 31.

Kunhimangalam: At Payyannur. Unique bronze sculptures and lamps.

Beypore: Dinstance from Kannur. Home to Urus (giant wooden cargo boats).

Thalassery: 22 km south of Kannur. Coastal town. Remarkable facets. Birth place of cricket in India. British comfort food cake in India first cooked here.

(1) Odathil Mosque.

(2) Brahmachaitanya K V Madhusoodanan Nambiar (Astrologer).

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary: 35 km from Thalassery. Many animals.

Pappinisseri: Jyothisshy Vachaspathi Mandachalil Asokan (Astrologer).

Cherukunnu: K K Ravindran (Astrologer).

Edakkal: Edakkal Narayanan (Astrologer).

Gundert Bunglow: At Illikunnu in Thalassery. Residence of Herman Gunder. Author of first Malayalam-English Dictionary.

Kadiroor: 5 km from Thalassery. Suryanarayana Temple. Famous.

Mahe: South of Thalassery. Water front.

(1) St Theresa’s Church. Very famous all over North Kerala.

(2) St George Fort.

Thodikulam Shiva Temple: 24 km south-east of Thalassery. At Thodikulam. Very famous.

Beach: Payyamkulam and Meenkunnu Beaches. Beautiful.

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