Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore, is one of the 14 districts in Kerala. This region is famous for various attractions, including beaches, forts, religious sites and historical towns and villages.
Fort St. Angelo is one of the prime attractions of Kannur. This fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco De Almeida. The Baby Beach situated close to this fort is also frequently visited.
Another major sightseeing of this region is Thalassery, which is famous for the Thalassery Fort, Saidar Mosque and Shree Jagannath Temple. Other prime attractions are the Thiruvangad Temple and Shree Ramaswami Temple.
The Muzhappilangad Beach, a swimmer's paradise, is visited by several adventure enthusiasts. This beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala with a driving length of 4 km.
The Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Mopila Bay and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach are other popular beaches in the region. The Sundareswara Temple and Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, both of which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, are counted among the notable religious places of the region.
The Kadalayi Sreekrishna Temple, Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple, Sri Mavilayikkavu Temple and Shree Raghavapuram Temple are some of the other popular temples that can be visited.
Pallikunnu is a major town, famous for the Shree Mookambika Temple. Ezhimala, Malayala Kalagramam and Pazhassi Dams are important attractions of this destination.
Tourists can also visit the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary that covers an area of around 55 sq km. The Chavachi Waterfall and Ambalapara Peak, located in proximity of this sanctuary, are other popular attractions.