Places of Interest
Historical Chera Rocks
Walk down bare foot to the historical Chera Rocks just 100 mts away. Relax on these ancient black rocks and enjoy the flashing of the cool salty spray of the waves as they hit against the rocks and smell the aroma of the sea. Pick the multicoloured sea shells and watch the golden sun go down beneath the clear waters.
Fort St. Angelos
Fort St. Angelos is in the west of Kannur town. It was built in 1505 by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeida, with the permission of the Kolathiris, on a promontory jutting into the Lakshadweep Sea. The Dutch captured the fort in 1663 and sold it to the Ali Raja of Kannur in 1772 and in 1790 it came into the possession of the British. The British rebuilt it and made it their most important station in Malabar. This fort is in a fairly good state of preservation, though parts of it have collapsed. A few obsolete guns are seen at the place. The fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
The British arrived in Thalassery in 1683 and erected a goods shed there. They shifted their commercial capital to Thalassery from Kozhikode, following obstruction from the Dutch. In 1700, the British built the Thalassery Fort on a small hill called Tiruvellapadkunnu and in 1708, it was strengthened by increasing its height and with bastions. The fort is square structure built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions. It was here that Raider' captain was imprisoned. The famous St. John's Anglican Church is behind this fort.
Ezhimala, the capital of the ancient Mooshika kings, is considered to be an ancient historical site. It is an onspicuous, isolated cluster of hills, forming a promontory, 38 kms north of Kannur.
A flourishing sea port and centre of trade in ancient Kerala, it was one of the major battle fields of the Chola-Chera war of the 11th century. It is believed that Lord Budha had visited Ezhimala. An old mosque, believed to contain the mortal remains of Shaikh Abdul Latif, a Muslim reformist, is also located here. The hill is noted for rare medicinal herbs. Bordered by sea on three sides, Ezhimala also has a prominent place in the naval history of the country, consequent to the formation of the Naval Academy here, in January 2009. It conducts basic training for all officers inducted into the Indian Navy.
(65 km from Kannur Town): This enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km trek to the top of the hills.
(20.K.M.from Kannur, near Thalasseri town on the national high way at Illikunnu): Dr; Herman Gundert ,the revered German Missionary, scholar, lexicographer lived in this bungalow for 20 years from 1839.It was here that one of the first Malayalam dictionaries and the first Malayalam newspaper Rajyasamacharam took shape.
Snake Park at Parassinikkadavu
The Snake Park at Parassinikkadavu is situated 18 kms away from Kannur town. It is one of the known snake parks in the country. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, most of which are becoming extinct gradually. There is a large collection of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes.
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And then make sure you are heading for
- Muchilottu Bhagavathi Temple
- Shiva Temple
- Parasinikadavu Temple
- Handloom Cottages
- Darmadam Island
- Aaralam Wild Life Sanctuary
- Kalari Payattu
- Poonghotu Cave Rain Forest
- Kannur Fort
- Thalassery Fort
- Snake Park
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