Must see, historical Kannur sights

Kannur, the northern district of Kerala, is one of the fascinating destinations on the map of world tourism. Kannur was also known by its English name Kanannur. Bounded on both sides by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Kannur is famous for its scenery and folk art. Kannur has been the cultural and commercial center of North Malabar since ancient times.

Kannur is famous for the story of King Solomon’s visit. From time to time the Dutch, the Portuguese, the Mysore Sultan, and the British came to Kannur.

Theyyattam or Theyyam is a spectacle that sets Kannur apart from the rest of the world. There are many temples in Kannur. Thalappu Sundareswara Temple, Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, Urpazhashikavu, Madaikkavu, Kizhakekkara Sri Krishna Temple, Sri Raghavapuram Temple, Taliparamba Rajarajeswari Temple, and Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple are some of the important temples in the area.

Another major attraction of Kannur is the vast expanse of sand dunes. Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, and Muzhappilangad Beach are some of the popular beaches in Kannur. Kannur is famous for its variety of palaces and tastes. Gundert Bungalow, Fort St. Angelos, and Holy Trinity Cathedral are some of the names that evoke memories of colonial rule.

Kannur is a popular destination for food lovers as there are many delicacies to eat here. There will be no food lovers who have not heard of Thalassery Biryani. Other Kannur flavors include rice, Neypathiri, unnakaya, fruit filling, Ela Ada, kalathappam, and kinnathappam.

Due to its coastal climate, Kannur can be visited at any time of the year. It is not difficult to reach Kannur by road and rail. If you want to see the beautiful scenery and culture, come to Kannur.