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Thalassery Fort

Thalassery fort , built in 1708, the flourishing pepper trade was controlled from this place. The old English Church, though abandoned, has not lost its beauty. Stained glass works, which are very unique, was manufactured and brought from London. Mildewed grave stones retain a haunting charm.

Kannur Fort

Don Francisco D.Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, built the fort in 1505 AD. The 500 year old fort had a chequered history. It changed hands to the Dutch, then to the Ali Raja of Arakkal and finally to the British. The barracks, the magazine, cannons and the ruins of a chapel are all a standing testimony to history on the shores of the sea. Fort. St. Angelo is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.

18 kilometres north of Kannur, on the bank of the Valapattanam river in a setting of great natural beauty stands the Shri Muthappan Temple at Parassinikkadavu. Steeped in legend it's a hallowed spot. Open to all this is the only place where one can see the theyyem performed all around the year.

Mattannur, Pazhassi dam and reservoir offer panoramic view of the place. The added attractions of the places are the gardens and amusement park. The Buddha's mountain at Pazhassi and the sculpture of Pazhassi king are visual delights.

Location: 50 kms from Kannur. Nestles a top of a cluster of hills at a height of 286 m. At the foot of the hills is an old burial chamber and a cave. Further up the hill is a mosque. Fascinating sculptured stone pillars are scattered all over the place. Ezhimala and its suburbs are noted for the some rare medicinal herbs. Bordered by the sea on three sides, Ezhimala is poised to occupy a significant role in the naval history of India. When one of the largest naval academies is commissioned here.  

Location : 65 Kms from Kannur. A serene hill station tucked away at a height 4500 feet near the Kerala-Karnataka Border, blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna. It takes 6 kms of trekking through verdant landscapes to reach the top of the hill beaches in Kannur.

Location: 2 kms from Kannur. A beautiful beach  and also houses the monuments of  the celebrated journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai and the revered Communist leader A. K. Gopalan
Madayi Mosque

Madayi Mosque - 22kms from Kannur. This beautifully ancient mosque was originally built in 1124 AD Malik Ibn Dinar, a muslim preacher. A block of white marble in the mosque is believed to be brought from Mecca by its founder, who came to India to spread the world of the prophet. Nearby is a dilapidate fort believed to have been built by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore.
Aralam wild life sanctuary

Aralam , a tranquil little sanctuary on the slopes of the western ghats. The highest peak of Katti Betta rises to a majestic height of 1145 kms, covered with tropical and semi evergreen forests. A variety of flora and fauna endemic to the western ghats are found here. Herds of deer, elephants,boar and bison are quite common. Leopards, jungle cats and various types of squirrels have also been sighted. Nearest Railway station - Tellicherry (35 kms), nearest airport - Kozhikode (113)
Distance from major cities to Kannur

Mangalore : 150km, Calicut : 92 km, Ernakulam : 310km, Cochin : 314km, Trivandrum : 505km,  Mysore : 185km, Bangalore : 324km, Mumbai : 1215km.

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