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Kannur

Kannur is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The district has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the state. Being the cradle of folk arts like Theyyam and folk music, Kannur has always remained a land of ageless charms. It is also famed for its beaches of which the most popular are Dharmadam Island, Kizhunna Ezhara, Payyambalam, Ezhimala and Muzhapilangad. The Arackal Kottaram and St. Angelo’s Fort which are famous monuments in Kannur are worth seeing.

Nearby travel

  • Muzhapilangad
  • Aralam
  • Paithal Mala

Major attractions

  • St. Angelo's Fort: Built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India this is on the Arabian sea about 3 km from Kannur town.
  • Arackal Kottaram: The palace of the famous Arackal Rajas, the only Muslim Royal family in Kerala.
  • Dharmadam Island: The five-acre island, which is covered with coconut palms and green bushes, is a beautiful sight from the beach. Permission is required to enter this privately owned island (100 metres away from the mainland at Dharmadam).
  • Kizhunna Ezhara: This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala (11 km from Kannur).
  • Payyambalam: The long, secluded beach is a local picnic spot (2 km from Kannur).
  • Ezhimala: The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 meters high). It is also home to a Naval Academy, the only one of its kind in Kerala.
  • Muzhapilangad: Muzhapilangad is arguably the largest drive-in beach in India.

How to get there

  • Nearest railway station: The nearest railway station is Kannur Railway Station.
  • Nearest airport: Kozhikode, about 93 km, is the nearest airport to Kannur.
  • Nearest bus station:  Kannur

Best time to visit

October to March is the best time to visit Kannur as its hot and humid most of the time.

Travel tips

  • Kannur is a great place to explore Malabar cuisine.
  • Kannur has a number of good hotels, resorts and eateries.

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