Kannur Overview

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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 DayBest Time: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
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Review and Ratings

Read 4 Kannur reviews with average rating of 4.2/5

Nikhil Pramod5.0/5

3 reviews

One of the beautiful places

one of the beautiful place in kerala with cool sight seeing, martial art, traditional arts and delicious foods attractions hill area, river banks, severel kind of arts, forest trucking, excellent hospitality loveable people's wild field visiting facility

Joji Joseph4.3/5

200 reviews

A fort of historical importance and architectural excellence

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 & architecture used to construct the fort like that

Monika Molnar3.6/5

2 reviews

Nice to visit

It was nice but nothing extra. View was good to sea and the garden was nice thats 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.

Rajesh Gopal4.3/5

20 reviews

Well-maintained fort

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 is interested in the history of the fort. The fort has a very interesting history, a must visit for all travellers visiting Kannur.