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9 Places To Visit in Kannur

A large beachfront fort built by the Portuguese in 1505 to a hill station at a height of 1372 m above sea level, here is a list of 10 places to visit in Kannur.

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1. St. Angelo Fort

St. Angelo’s Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India on the Arabian sea coast about 2 km from Kannur town. It was attacked in vain by the local Indian ruler Zamorin and kolathiri in the Siege of Cannanore (1507). In August 1509 Almeida, refusing to recognize Afonso de Albuquerque’s as the new Portuguese governor to supersede himself, arrested him in this fortress after having fought the naval Battle of Diu. Afonso de Albuquerque was released after six months’ confinement, and become governor on the arrival of the grand-marshal of Portugal with a large fleet, in October 1509.

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2. Payyambalam Beach

One of the pristine and panoramic beaches in kannur. A part of the garden is specially for children. Many movies have been shot in this location including the Maniratnam movie Alaipayuthey. The beach is popular for the graves of some of the most prominent social leaders of Kerala.

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3. Arakkal Museum

The Arrakkal 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. 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.

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4. Muzhappilangad Beach

This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in Asia and is featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in BBC article for Autos. Muzhappilangad is the only Asian beach featured in the list. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala. The youth also try many driving stunts in cars like drifting and wheeling in bikes as this is a paradise for driving along the shore.

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5. Madayipara

Madayipara Madayipara is a flat topped hillock located in the Madayi, of Kannur district of Kerala state.The Madayipara is well known for its rich diversity of plants. The aquatic and semi-aquatic plants form extensive carpets of blue, pink, white and yellow during the monsoon season. It is typical of the Laterite foot hills of the Western Ghats. The area is notable for the presence of some of the rarest plants of the world.Even though these hills are exposed directly to the sunlight and wind, they harbour rich species diversity. More than 500 plant species have been recorded from Madayipara.

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6. Paithalmala

A hill station, located near Pottenplav village. This is the highest geographic peak in Kannur at a height of 1372m above sea level. Nestled in Kerala Karnataka border near to Kodagu forests, it lies in Western Ghats. There are two trekking seasons at Paithalmala, falling in monsoon and summer. Monsoon (June to October) trekking to Paithalmala is a photographer’s delight as the mist blankets the hills and forest.

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7. Gundert Bungalow

A well maintained heritage bungalow of the German scholar Hermann Gundert who is credited for the first English-Malayalam dictionary along with translation of many books into vernacular language. Its construction is in orthodox Kerala architectural style. The tiled roof is huge. Large verandas run along all four sides. The wooden doors and windows are big. The craftsmen have used laterite stones and red clay roof tiles.

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8. Tellicherry Fort

The French came first to Tellicherry for trading, they got a strong grip at Mahé. Towards end of the 17th century the British opened a factory north of Tellicherry. Later they obtained a site from Vadakkelamkur, the de facto ruler of Kolathunad and established a factory at Tellicherry in 1708. But the Udayamangalam branch of Kolathiri family and Korangoth Nair, the local chieftain resented this action and they attacked and caused serious damage to English property.In order to safe guard their trade activities with the support of the Kolathiri Raja they build a fort around the out laying hills of Tellicherry.

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9. Ezhimala

A hill reaching a height of 286 metres, is located near Payyanur, in Kannur District of Kerala. Ezhimala is one of the most important places in the recorded history of North Malabar. From before the period of known history, some chapters of the Ramayana and local Hindu legends associate the Ezhimala Hills with the famous epic, in particular with Lord Hanuman. The Prime Minister, inaugurated the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, which is the largest in Asia, on 8 January 2009. This institution trains officer candidates of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.