Coastal Malabar Experience: Kannur - an excellant non touristy place with clean sandy beaches and Theyyam and Kalari performing arts.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: More than dozen places worthy of visits. Forts, Temples, snake park... Good shopping centers like a metro on fort road
Activities & things to do: Thottada beach is great and secluded, so good for family and females. No peeping toms :) Drive-in beach, where one can drive a vehicle across the beach (the only place in India where you can do this) is worth visiting and good for clams.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Well connected by train and buses; in between Goa , Managalore and Calicut/Cochin.
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