Kannur Tourist Guide

Notify as one of the ten prime places to stay in India, Kannur poses a strong colonial legacy. Also known as the Land of the Looms and Lores due to the sprawling loom manufacturing and ritualistic folk arts held in its temples.

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Kannur Tourist Guide

Notify as one of the ten prime places to stay in India, Kannur poses a strong colonial legacy. Also known as the Land of the Looms and Lores due to the sprawling loom manufacturing and ritualistic folk arts held in its temples, Kannur also has a mountain of pristine and beautiful beaches. The native art of Theyyam, a famous Hindu ritual form of worship, is given great significance in the number of temple festivals held here. It is an ideal place for art enthusiasts, explorers, and religious seekers.

1. Muzhappilangad Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach is one of the best drives- in- beaches in India, Which gives an opportunity to drive your own vehicle on the beach and makes your trill. The place provides you have complete privacy with family. If you want to explore the beauty and serenity of this pristine beach the best thing to do is to walk and soak in all the natural beauty which is widely spread across you. Leisure, warmth, and beauty describe Muzhappilangad Beach at its best.

2. Kannur Fort

Kannur Fort also is known as the St. Angelo’s Fort, It takes you back into the Portuguese era. Built in the year 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, the fort has various interesting tales attached to it. A sneak peeks into its history would tell us that the fort witnessed several changes in terms of ownership as the Portuguese (the initial owners) lost their power to the Dutch in 1663 who later sold the fort to Arakkal Royal Family in the year 1772. However, the British went on to become the last owners of the fort and converted it into a major military station on the Malabar coast. Today, it is managed by the state government and Archaeological Survey of India. Due to its beautiful architecture and historical significance, Kannur Fort is a hot favorite among tourists who want to have an interesting glimpse of the both. Overlooking the majestic Arabian sea, the fort promises stunning views of the sweeping landscape and scenic beauty and no wonder, it’s a photographer’s delight in the true sense.

3. Pazhassi Dam

Perfect picnic spot, Pazhassi Dam is a calm retreat, replete with nature’s bounty. The dam is built across the Valapattanam River and has distinctive stone masonry. Boating facilities are given by the DTPC. In case you are planning to stay the night, the accommodation is available at the Project Inspection Bungalow. The dam has a beautiful garden near to it, which offers travelers excellent relaxation time. The statue of Pazhassi Raja and Buddha’s mountain are the major attractions near the dam. Pazhassi Dam and adjacent Garden make an ideal spot for one day trip.

4. Mappila Bay

Mappila Bay is a prominent tourist spot in town. The idyllic setting along with a pleasing weather make for a completely peaceful time.  You can choose to boat within the bay, or even take the sails out to the sea! The Arakkal Palace and St. Angelos Fort is situated close to the bay. If you like to enjoy a travel from bay to sea, here can an interesting walk around the bay. There is a local market to sell the fresh catch fish from the sea.

5. Thalassery Fort

Nestled in the rich and pristine environs of northern Kannur lies the small town of Thalassery. Known mostly for the imposing Thalassery Fort, the town is an ideal setting for a romantic stay. The fort in itself is a majestic structure, drawing tourists from all over the country. The fort is a reminder of the town’s significant colonial past and was erected by the British East India Company in 1703. History and heritage can be found in abundance here–in the fort’s massive walls, strong bastions, intricately carved door and the secret tunnels that lead to the sea. Once the nucleus of Thalassery development, the fort is now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.

6. Palakkayam Thattu

Palakkayam thattu is a best place for trekking in kannur, you will love the breeze, fog and the cool atmosphere in this tourist spot. Here you can access fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature. A very safe and adventure place you ever see. If you are interested in Off-Road driving, you are welcome to here.  Several waterfalls forms in the rainy season you will feel an unforgettable experience. The cool breeze and atmosphere are the reason for the visit again here.

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