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With the Western Ghats in the east (Coorg district of Karnataka State), Kozhikode and Wayanad districts 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, Kannur also enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colorful folk art and folk music of Kerala.

Kannur General Information

  • Area :2997 sq. km
  • The population size - 2,251,727
  • Altitude - Sea level

How to Get There

By Air

Nearest airport: Kozhikode(Calicut) (93 km)

By Rail

Kannur is an important railhead of the Southern Railway.

By Road

An excellent road transport system connects Kannur to all the major towns of South India.

Place to visit

Payyambalam Beach (2 km from Kannur): This beach is a local picnic spot.

Arakkal Kettu (3 km from Kannur) : This was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala.

St. Angelo Fort (3 km from Kannur) : This sea front laterite fort was constructed in 1505 AD by the first Portuguese Viceroy Don Francisco De Almeda with the consent of the ruling Kolathiri Raja. After changing hands from the Portuguese to the Dutch and then to the English, the fort became on of the important military centers 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: 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 Plywood's Limited, the largest wood-based industry in the country and also one of the largest of its kind in South East Asia, is a major industrial concern here.

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach: This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.

Muzhapilangad Beach: Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow water a swimmer's paradise. Perhaps this is Kerala's only drive-in beach where you can drive down the entire length of 4 km.

Shopping in Kannur

Kannur District is a shopping destinations for the people of Kerala . The busiest shopping center of Kannur is the Fort Road. The road leads to the St. Angelo’s fort and so is called Fort road. It is the main business center of Kannur. The road has all major hotels and banks lined up one after the other. One can find many shopping outlets like Super Bazaar, Fort-light Complex and Supply-Co among other small shops selling knick-knacks. The largest shopping mall of Kannur, known as the Kannur city center is also located over here. Enjoying a holiday in Irinjalakude and returning empty handed is certainly unthinkabl

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