Tourist Attractions

Kannur, the land of looms and lores is steeped in history and culture and has long been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful coastal towns of Malabar. As the headquarters of Portuguese, Dutch and British rule of the region. The town received special attention from the rulers and many landmarks are still visible in the town reminding us of its glorious past and cosmopolitan culture. Now developing in leaps and bounds, Kannur is the tourist hub of the entire region. A land with long stretches of sandy beaches, lush coconut groves, sub tropical greenery in dispersed with sparkling rivers Kannur is unspoiled by ravages of modernity. A land of indomitable spirit and zest. A land which still retains its cultural essence in every grain. An ideal place to visit and explore where one can spend countless days and nights leisurely basking in the tranquillity. A pleasant stay at Kanaka Beach house Kannur will surely make you forget all your worries and will relax and rejuvenate you and will make you return to its warmth again and again.

Payyamballam Beach
(2 kms from Kannur)-This long stretch coastline with its golden sand is the one of most serene gateways in the crown of Kerala (Kannur). Very close to the sea is a park that also has a section particularly designed for children. Pleasant boat rides in its waters and captivating sights of the sunset are among other things that the place has to offer.

Fort St. Angelo
(3 kms from Kannur town)- This marvelous fort that is a well-known landmark of Kannur dates back to the 14 th century. Standing on a high-rise, on the shores of the Arabian Sea, the fort paints a perfect picture, especially during sunset. Kannur fort also remains a brilliant specimen of ancient Portuguese architecture.

Parassinikkadavu Temple
(16 kms from Kannur) – Parassinikadavu is famous for its Sree Muthappan Temple. The Temple stands on the banks of the Valapattanam River. This pilgrim centre is famous for the Muthappan Theyyam performed every morning and evening. This is the only temple in Kerala where Theyyam is performed daily.

Muzhappilangad Beach
(15 kms from Kannur)- This is the only drive- in beach in the state. The sea here is relatively shallow, and there is a children^s park just along the shore; making Muzhappilangad beach one of the best location to chill out with family. Gorgeous little huts have been built by the beach for those who wish to stay longer. Go for a relaxing swim in the cool water, feel the wind on your face and breathe in fresh air as you sit on the rocks, or enjoy the sun working a tan on you.

Dharmadam Island
(100 m from sea shore)- This exquisite island that was once an important trade center is less than a kilometer away from the Kannur shore. The fact that this island packed with coconut trees remains uninhabited makes it even more exotic a location- a place you would wish you were stranded! There are frequent boats to the island from both Kannur and Thalassery.

Tellicherry Fort
(20 kms from Kannur)- This fort that was originally built by the East India Company has seen many Indian rulers take command hence is a historically important site. The colossal structure made of red bricks, was used for various purposes. The place that is now looked upon as a pilgrim center was once a prison and later a currency mint.

Pazhassi Dam Site
(37 kms from Kannur)- The popular dam has been built across the Kuyilurpuzha in Kannur. It derives its name from the celebrated hero and king of ancient Kerala, Pazhassi Raja. The spot and the surrounding area are really alluring and there are also excellent boating facilities available here. By traveling a little you can also visit the birth place of the King.

Arakkal Palace Museum
(3 kms from Kannur) – The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala.The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala.Although renovated by the government, the Arakkalkettu is still owned by the Arakkal Family Trust and does not fall under the control of the country^s archaeology department, the Archaeological Survey of India. The government had taken a keen interest in preserving the heritage of the Arakkal Family, which had played a prominent role in the history of Malabar. A nominal entry fee is charged by the Arakkal Family Trust from visitors to the museum.

Parassinkkadavu Snake Park
((16 kms from Kannur) – The park houses a variety of snakes and other small animals, including the Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell^s viper, Krait and various pit vipers. There is also a large collection of non-venomous snakes including pythons. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, many species of which are gradually becoming extinct.The Snake Park, set up by the Visha Chikista Kendra, is regularly visited by both foreign and domestic tourists. The Kendra also offers effective treatment for snake bites.