Ancient trading city in South India, known for St. Angelo Fort, Arakkal Museum & Payyambalam Beach.

Muzhappilangad Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach is famous for being Kerala’s only drive-in beach. At about 7km from Thalassery in Kannur, you have a 4 km stretch of sand that awaits you to simply drive along as you soak in the view of the beautiful Malabar Coast. Along the way, one gets to munch on delicacies from a number of shacks that offer authentic Malabar cuisine. It is often considered a swimmers paradise as the black rocks protect the beach from deep currents. This is a perfect way to relax and soak in this clean and well maintained beach. One can also partake in adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing and micro light flights along with water sports, power boating or a simple catamaran ride.

St. Angelo Fort

Anjengo Fort is forever remembered in the pantheons of history as the location of the first trade settlement of the East India Company in Kerala. Legend has it that the English were given this site by the Queen of Attingal for trade purposes. Anjengo or Anjuthenguwas a small stretch of land with five coconut trees at the time and the fort was named after the same. The old English Fort that once stood here would be constantly attacked by foreign powers for centuries.

Palakkayam Thattu

Palakkayam Thattu is a beautiful and well maintained hill station in Kannur. This lesser-known location is a misty mountain in the Western Ghats have an altitude of 3500 Ft from Mean Sea Level. Western Ghat Mountain Ranges are renowned for their rich bio-diversity. Paithalmala, Another famous hill station in Kannur District is just a few kilometers away from Palakkayam Thattu. This is one of the Safest hill stations in Kannur for spending time with family.

Kannur Lighthouse

Kannur Lighthouse and Museum is situated near the Payyambalam beach, a few kilometers from Kannur Town. It is located close to the Government Guest House and Sea View Park. It is the fourth largest lighthouse in Kerala and the second largest light house museum in Kerala. Painted in Red and White colours, The Kannur lighthouse is active still now and looks towards the Arabian Sea. This is also referred as Cannanore Lighthouse. Cannanore was the old name of Kannur.

Ezharakund Waterfalls

Beautifully blended with exquisite nature and most modern technology .Vismaya open up new horizons in the world of thrill and triumph. Vismaya Water Theme and Amusement Park is a unit of Malabar Pleasures (India) Pvt Ltd, promoted by Malabar Tourism Development Cooperative Ltd with registered office at Parassinikadavu, Kannur, Kerala. Vismaya Water Theme Park is the one and only water theme park in India promoted by a Co-operative Society.

Arakkal Museum

The Arakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Royal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. It was opened in July 2005 after a Rs. 9,000,000 renovation.

Payyambalam Beach

The Payyambalam Beach is an impeccably maintained destination in Kannur. This secluded location is known for providing one with the opportunity to simply relax or enjoy a family picnic in absolute tranquillity. Surfing and swimming options are also available for those who seek a little adventure. The gentle waters form a picturesque setting that has been featured in many South Indian movies as well. Being close to Kannur town has made it a favourite haunt for tourists and locals alike.

Madayi Kavu

Thiruvarkadu Bhagavathi Temple is the mother temple of all Bhadrakali shrines of North Kerala. The deity is the Fierce form of Bhadrakali. The Bhagavathy is addressed by tantrics in the vicinity as Tiruvarkkad Achchi due to this. The temple administration is Malabar Devaswom Board. The temple is a revered shrine of Chirakkal Royal Family and a shrine of Chirakkal devaswom before. The temple is situated in Madayi, Payangadi, hence prominently known as Madayi Kavu.

The Kerala Folklore Academy

For those keen to follow and understand the artistic heritage during their visits to Kerala, it would be an ideal choice to drop in at The Kerala Folklore Academy, located at Chirakkal in Kannur, the northern district of Kerala.

Established in 1995, welfare of the folk artistes is the prime concern of the academy. Set up by the Government of Kerala, the academy, while ensuring the welfare of folk artistes also strives for reviving, preserving and promoting the rich folk art traditions of Kerala. The academy is located by the side of the beautiful Chirakkal Lake, which is reputedly the second largest of its kind in Asia.

The academy functions from traditionally built structure called nalukettu and presently houses a folklore library, and museum The library at The Kerala Folklore Academy features over 1000 volumes on the folk art traditions of Kerala and is one of the largest of its kind and a popular haunt of scholars and researchers in the field.

And checking out the museum at the academy, one would find a collection of over 300 precious objects of folk art, including life-size replicas of various theyyams and patayani,folk and tribal musical and percussion instruments, farm implements and weapons. Some of these items are used in ritual arts like Kuthurathib, Devakoothu, Chat, Poorakali, Kaliyootu, Mudiyettu, and Kaniyarkali. The museum also has over 175 photographs that depict the drama of these art forms.

Tellicherry Fort

The Thalassery Fort is a formidable historical monument established by the East India Company as a testament to the might of the imperial rulers. It stands proud in the small town of Thalassery, situated 22 km from the Northern district of Kannur. Once the nucleus of Thalassery’s development, the fort was built in 1703 by the East India Company, which had already established its settlement on the Malabar Coast in 1683. The arresting square fort has gigantic walls, massive, intricately carved doors and secret tunnels leading to the sea that make it a delight to explore.