Kannur is a beautiful spot you’d find in the heart of the God’s own country, Kerala! Kannur is formerly known as Cannanore. The place is a northern district in Kerala famed for its vibrant culture and rich heritage. The place is known as the Land of Looms and Lores because of the loom industries functioning in the district and ritualistic folk arts called Theyyam held in temples. Kannur has a rich culture, history and traditions that are often connected with many scholars and legends from this region.
Sharing its borders with the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, the region exhibits abundant natural beauty and cultural traditions. The land is lively melange of beautiful beaches, historic sites, interesting folk arts and folk music, rituals ,religious practices and festivities.
There are 36 tourist places in Kannur, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kannur can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kannur for 2 days to 3 days.
1. Choottad Beach
Choottad beach also has a children’s park and offers boating facilities on the backwaters of Perumba. The beach stretches for long and extends into the Puthiyangadi beach.
2. Arakkal Museum
The museum exhibits the history of the Arakkal house and the regional influence of the Arakkal ‘Rajas’ and ‘Beevis’ (the male and female rulers) in the time of their authority.
3. Dharmadam Island
The island is surrounded by the Anjarakandy river on three sides and by the Arabian sea on the fourth side. The island is a beautiful sight from the Muzhappilangad beach.
4. Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam beach offers several activities like water skiing, parasailing and boat ride conducted by Kerala Tourism. There is also a beach garden on top of the cliff which forms the natural border on one side of the beach.
5. Thalassery Fort
Thalassery Fort, also known as Tellicherry Fort, is located 22 km from the Kannur in the small town of Thalassery. It was one of the most important European trading centres of Kerala. In 1703, the British East India company built the monument as a testimony of their colonial imperialism.