Kannur, Thalassery
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7 Ratings & 4 Reviews

About Kannur

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Kannur, popularly known as Cannanore, is located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. The town was named Cannanore during the colonial rule. It is often referred to as the Land of Looms and Lores; and has attractions like beaches, forts, religious sites, historical towns and villages.

Fort St. Angelos is the major attraction of Kannur and was constructed by Don Francisco De Almeida in 1505. Popularly known as the Kannur Fort and Kannur Kotta, the fortress has been under the rule of many dynasties and kingdoms. The Baby Beach is another prominent attraction located in vicinity of the fort.  

The Muzhappilangad Beach, also called as the swimmer's paradise, is the only drive-in beach of Kerala, having a driving length of around 4 km. The Payyambalam Beach, Mopila Bay, Meenkunnu Beach and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach are also often visited beaches.  

The Sundareswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an important temple of Kannur. The Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, also known as the Dakshina Kaasi, is another major shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some of the other religious attractions of the destination are the Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple, Kadalayi Sreekrishna Temple, Sree Raghavapuram Temple and the Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple.

The Sree Mookambika Temple, Ezhimala, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Malayala Kalagramam, Chavachi Waterfalls and Pazhassi Dam are few other important attractions.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Nikhil Pramod

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  • Nikhil Pramod
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1054 readers

"One of the beautiful places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2015
One of the beautiful places in kerala with cool sight seeing, martial art, traditional arts and delicious foods attractions like

Hill area, river banks, severel kind of arts, forest trekking, excellent hospitality.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
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"A fort of historical importance and architectural excellence"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2015
The Fort was constructed by The British East India Company in 1706 to establish the power of colonial imperialism along the Malabar coast. The huge walls of the Fort, the carved doors, the secret tunnels to the sea - we were amazed by the technology and architecture used to construct the Fort like that.
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Monika Molnar

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  • Monika Molnar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 24, 2014
It was nice but nothing extra. View was good to sea and the garden was nice that's all. Just visited as spent long time in Kannur. If you want to visit only the places which really worth then you can miss this.
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Rajesh Gopal

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  • Rajesh Gopal
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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Well-maintained fort"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2013
We went to the fort in the afternoon. As expected very few people were around. But was very well maintained. This place is really ideal for people who are interested in the history of the fort. The fort has a very interesting history, a must visit for all travellers visiting Kannur.
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