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Kannur (District)

   

Kerala District - Kannur
 

About Kunnar

With the Western Ghats in the east (Coorg district of Karnataka State), Kozhikode and Wayanad district in the south, Lakshadweep sea in the west and Kasaragod in the north, Kannur district is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The District itself which shares much of this natural splendour has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the State. In addition, Kannu enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colourful folk art and folk music of Kerala.

 

Kunnar Facts and Figures
Area : 2997 sq km.
Altitude : Sea Level.
Temperature : 2,251,727 (Census 1991)
 

How to Reach Kunnar
Air : Nearest Airport : Kozhikode.(93 km)
Rail : Kannur is an important railhead of the southern Railways.
Road : An excellent road transprot system connects Kannu to all the major towns of South India.
 

In and Around Kunnar
Payyambalam Beach

2 km from Kannur. This beach is a local picnic spot. The Payyambalam beach is a popular picnic spot of the local people and holds much potential for development into a tourist resort.

 
St. Angelo Fort
3 km from Kannur. This seafront laterite fort was constructed in 1505 AD by the first Portuguese Vicerory, Don Francisco De Almeda with the consent of th eruling Kolathiri Raja. After chaning hands from the Portuguese to the Dutch and then to the English, the fort becaome one of the important military centres of the British in Malabar. The fort, which is now under the Archaeological Survey of India, offers fascinating views of the Mappila bay fishing harbour.
 
Valapattanam
7 km from Kannur. The small town on the Valapattanam river is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal Beach are located nearby. Western India Plywoods limited, the largest wood-based industry in the country and also one of thelargest of its kind in South East Asia, is a major industrial concern here.
 
Kizhunna Ezhara Beach

11 km from Kannur. This beautiful stretch of send is one of the most seculded beaches in Kerala.

 
Trichambaram Temple
20 km from Kannur, near Taliparamba town on the National Highway. A sacred place of the Vaishnava cult, the deity of the temple is sre Krishna. The sculptures on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum are in a clas by themselves. The annual temple festival, usuall held in March, is a colourful event.
Thalasseri Fort
22 km from Kannur. The fort constructed in 1708 was the militray center of the British. It is now a historical monument. The SAI Gymnastic Centre, an old Muslim mosque, the Jagannatha Temple and Thiruvangad Sree Raa Swami Temple are other attractions nearby.
Madayi Para
25 km from Kannur. The Madayi Kavu Temple, the Vadukunnu Temple and the 12th century mosque built by Malik bin Dinar with white marble imported from Ababia, are the major attractions here. There is also a dilapidated fort at Madayi which is supposed ti have been built by Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The view from the fort is fascinating.
 
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: 35 km from Thalasserry and 60 km from Kannur town. The Aralam Sanctuary is spread over 55 sq kms of undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats
Aquatourism
With the Lakshadweep sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east, and the Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, Kannur is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The district itself, which shares much of this natural splendour, has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the state. In addition, Kannur also enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colourful folk art and folk music
 
 


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