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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. A few obsolete guns are seen at the place. The fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Thalassery Fort:

The British arrived in Thalassery in 1683 and errected 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 a square structure built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions. It was here that Haider's captain was imprisoned.The famous St.John's Anglican church is behind this fort.

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.

Payyambalam Beach:

The Payyambalam beach is one of the beautiful beaches in this State and is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespective of seasons. It is very near to Kannur town. The mortal remains of Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pilla, A.K.Gopalan, K.P.Gopalan, Pamban Madhavan and K.G.Marar are laid to rest near this resort.

Ezhimala:

Ezhimala, the capital of the ancient Mooshika kings, is considered to be an ancient historical site. It is a conspicuous, 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 is set to occupy a prominent place in the naval history of the country, consequent to the proposal for commissioning the Naval Academy here.

Moppila Bay:

Moppila Bay is a natural fishing harbour, lying near to Fort St. Angelos. A sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water.The bay was famous during the Kolathiris' regime as a commercial harbour that linked Kolathunadu with Ladshadweep and foreign countries, in imports. Today, Mopilla bay has turned into a modernised fishing harbour, developed under the Indo-Norwegian Pact.

Muzhappilangad Drive -in Beach:

It is 15 k.m from Kannur and 8 k.m from Thalasseri. Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep,making its shallows waters a swimmer's paradise . Perhaps this is Kerala only drive-in beach. Where are can drive entire length of 4 km.

Gundert Bungalow:

Gundert Bangalow in 20 k.m away from Kannur, near Thalasseri Town on the national high way at Illikunnu Dr.Herman Gundert, the revered German Missionary, scholar and 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 Paschimodayam took shape.

Pazhassi Dam:

An ideal retreat for tourists, the dam site is famous for its scenic beauty. The D.T.P.C provides pleasure boating facilities at the reservoir. Accommodation is available at the Project Inspection Bungalow and its dormitories.

Pythal Mala:

This enchanting hill station 65 km from Kannur Town, 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.


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