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  District :Kannur
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Arakkal Palace :It is about 3 kms from Kannur, the Residence of Arackal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala.


Kannur : This scenic coastal town, called Cannanore by European settlers, was an important maritime centre in the 14th and 15th centuries. The Portuguese built St. Angelo Fort 5 kms south of the Kannur town. Kannur is the centre of 'Theyyam' the famous temple folk art form of Northern Kerala. Theyyam is generally performed in front of the village shrines. Performance of a particular deity according to its significance and hierarchy in the shrine continues for 12 to 24 hours in the intervals.

Major Tourist Attractions

St. Angelos Fort :It is a major tourist attraction in Kannur was built in 1505 by Portuguese. The Mappila Bay Harbor and Arakkal Mosque are near the fort.

Arakkal Palace :It is about 3 kms from Kannur, the Residence of Arackal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala.

Snake Park :On the way to the Parassinikkadavu temple, the Snake Park set up by the Visha Chikista Kendra at Pappinisseri is only one of its kind in the state. It has been a centre of attraction to both foreign and domestic tourists. This Kendra offers effective treatment for snake bites with almost hundred percent cure. This is the only place, perhaps where Ayurveda and Allopathy are effectively combined for curing snake bites.

Madayi Mosque :This famous mosque was built by Malik Iban Dinar in 1124 AD. It is believed that the marbles used to build the Mosque were brought from Arabia.

Pazhassi Dam and Gardens :It is the only reservoir with gardens in Kannur district. The reservoir is mainly used for irrigational purposes. The gardens really worth a visit if you are interested are boating. The garden is a good attraction with Children Park and sculptures.

Aralam wild life sanctuary : It is the one and only wild life sanctuary in Kannur which is covered with tropical evergreen forest. Elephants, bear, deer, monkey, wildcats and a large variety of birds are found here.

Thalaserry : Here the 17th century fort on the coast, Lighthouse, secret tunnels, The Cricket Club etc are worth tourist attractions. This region is one of the main centres of Kalaripayattu. It is also well known for talassery biriyani.

Gundert Bungalow :The bungalow is AtIllikkunnu, near Thalassery. It was the residence of German scholar Dr. Herman Gundert, who compiled the first Malayalam dictionary. He also built a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.

 Payyambalam beach, Muzhapilangad Beach etc are other tousrist attractions here at Kannur district.

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