The impeccably unspoilt Payyabalam beach is adorned with sparkling pearls of golden sand and foamy white waves of the Arabian Sea. The highlight of Kannur and one of the many beautiful beaches of Kerala, it has an incredibly peaceful and inviting aura.
The Muzzhapilangad Drive-in Beach at Kannur is one referred to with many superlatives- as the longest drive-in beach in the whole of India, as one of the cleanest beaches of Kannur and most importantly, as one of the best drive-in beaches that the entire Asian continent has to offer.
theyyam ritual artform
The great stories of Kerala are often retold using art forms. It is here that our legends truly come to life. Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life the great stories of our State.Malabar area only.The great stories of Kerala are often retold using art forms.
St Angelo Fort
St Angelo’s Fort is definitely one of the most popular and frequently visited attractions of Kannur and for more reasons than one. The polished yet prehistoric structure of this fortress oozes with unadulterated elegance and overwhelming power.
Being Kerala’s first lighthouse ever and Kannur’s only one, the Kannur Lighthouse is a pretty big deal. Standing tall at the height of 75 feet, this lighthouse was first built in the early months of 1903. This cylindrical concrete tower has managed to withstand the attacks of the Arabian Sea and has been fully functional for over a century.
The Baby Beach in Kannur, as the name suggests, is a tiny yet an extremely attractive beach along the shore of the Arabian Sea. Don’t be mistaken by its name or size, this beach is a very happening picnic spot for the locals of Kannur and attracts the attention of many tourists with its panoramic view of the azure Arabian Sea.
Parassinikadavu Snake Park
Regarded as one of the finest snake sanctuaries of Asia, the Parassinikadavu Snake Park is the pride of the south. This snake park is one of the most prominent reptile preservation centres in the country and is the only one in Kerala. It is home to over 150 different species of reptiles like crocodiles, monitor lizards and snakes- both venomous and non-venomous.
Parassini Kadavu is a small temple town is famous for Muthappan Temple. The presiding deity is considered to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva. Dogs are considered to be diving beings on the temple since Lord Muthappan was accompanied by a dog throughout his journey.
Situated in Taliparamba village in Kannur district, this is a temple where women devotees are allowed to enter only after 8 pm. It is said that at this hour, Lord Shiva is happy in the company of his consort Parvathy, and hence quick to grant women devotees their wishes.
Thiruvarkadu Bhagavathy temple, known as Madayi Kavu is considered to be the mother of all Bhadrakali temples of North Kerala. Here the deity is the Fierce form of Bhadrakali. Bhagavathy is also addressed as Tiruvarkkad Achchi. The temple, situated in Madayi, Pazhayangadi in Kannur District, Kerala.