Kannur, Tourist Attractions in Kannur

Tourist Attractions in Kannur

Tourist Attractions in Kannur

The various tourist attractions in Kannur are the Payyambalam Beach, Valapattanam, Arakkal Kettu, St. Angelo Fort, Meenkunnu beach, Snake Park, Thodeekulam Siva Temple, Muzhapilangad Beach, Gundert bungalow, Trichambaram Temple, Thalasseri fort, Sree Rama Swami Temple, Madayi Para, Pazhassi Dam and Ezhimala.

Payyambalam Beach
The Payyambalam beach is situated about 2 km from Kannur. This beach is famous for its flats laterite cliffs that jut into the sea. The well laid out gardens and the massive landscaped sculpture of Mother and Child make it extremely captivating.

The small town on the Valapattanam river is situated about 7 kms from Kannur. This town is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal beach are located nearby. Western India Plywoods Limited, the largest wood-based industry in India and also one of the largest of its kind in South East Asia, is a major industry here.

Payyambalam Beach, Kannur

St. Angelo Fort

St. Angelo Fort is situated about 3 km from Kannur. This sea facing fort was constructed in 1505 AD by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeda, with the consent of the Kolathiri Raja. This fort was later transferred from the Portuguese to the Dutch and then to the English and thus became one of the important military centres of the British in Malabar. Now, this fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and offers fascinating views of the Mappila bay fishing harbour.

Meenkunnu Beach
Meenkunnu beach is very uncrowded, and a tourists’ paradise, with golden sand and surf.

Sri Muthappan Temple is situated on the banks of the Valapattanam River, about 18 kms from Kannur. This temple is famous for the Muthappan Theyyam ceremony which is performed every morning and evening.

Meenkunnu Beach, Kannur
Thalasseri Fort, Kannur

Thalasseri Fort
The Thalasseri fort was constructed in 1708, about 22 km from Kannur. This fort was the military centre of the British and is now, a historical monument. The SAI Gymnastic Centre, an old Muslim mosque, the Jagannatha Temple and Thiruvangad Sree Rama Swami Temple are other attractions which are located near this fort.

Arakkal Kettu
Arakkal Kettu, is located about 3 km from Kannur. It was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala.

Gundert Bungalow
Dr. Herman Gundert, the revered German missionary, scholar and lexicographer lived in the Gundert bungalow for 20 years from 1839. This bungalow is located about 20 km from kannur, near the town of Thalasseri. One of the first Malayalam dictionaries and the first Malayalam Newspaper, Paschimodayam took shape in this bungalow.

Pazhassi Dam
Pazhassi Dam is an ideal retreat for tourists in Kerala. This picturesque dam is famous for its scenic beauty. The DTPC also provides pleasure boating facilities at the reservoir.

Gundert Bungalow, Kannur

Muzhapilangad Beach
Muzhapilangad Beach is the long and clean beach in Kannur. Black rocks protect this beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer’s paradise. This beach is the Kerala’s only drive-in beach where you can drive down the entire length of 4 km.

Trichambaram Temple
Trichambaram Temple is one of the famous sacred place of the Vaishnavas. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna. The sculptures on the walls of the temple are very unique. The annual temple festival, usually held in March, is a very colourful festival held in this temple.

Thodeekulam Siva Temple
Thodeekulam Siva Temple is located about 2 km from Kannavam on the Thalasseri-Mananthavady road in the Kannur district. This temple is famous for its mural paintings. This temple was constructed 2,000 years ago and was closely connected with the Pazhassi Raja family of Kottayam.

The Snake Park
The Snake Park is the only one of its kind of snake park in Kerala and India. There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park. Snake demonstrations are conducted at every hour and draws large number of visitors.

St. Angelo’s Fort
The triangular fort overlooking the sea is a standing sentinel to the rich history of the region. It was built in 1505, by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeda with the consent of the ruling Kolathiri Raja. The fort also affords a splendid view of the palm fringed beach and Mappila bay.

Sree Ramaswami Temple, Thiruvangad
Sree Rama Swami Temple is located in Thiruvangad, about 23 kms. from Kannur. This temple is dedicated to Sri Rama and one of the most important temples in Malabar. The exquisite carvings in the temple were done about 400 years ago.

Madayi Para
The Madayi Kavu Temple, the Vadukunnu Temple and the 12th century mosque built by Malik bin Dinar with white marble imported from Arabia, are the major attractions in Madayi Para. There is also a dilapidated fort at Madayi which was believed to be built by Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The view from the fort is fascinating.

The Ezhimala is a small beautiful beach, about 53 kms from Kannur. This beach has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Carved stone pillars and an ancient burial chamber can be seen at the foot of the hills. The hills are mainly known for the rare medicinal herbs. A Naval Academy is also being developed here.

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