Kannur is one of the most important sea coast towns of Kerala. A town of historical importance it was once a premier port of ancient Kerala. Marco Polo reffered to Cannore as a great emporia of spice trade. It came into the political limelight in the 15th century with the arrival of the Portuguese.
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airport is located at Kozhikode, which is situated around 115 km from the town.
55 kms from Cannanore at a height of 865 ft with a conspicuous isolated cluster of hills. At the foothills in an old burial chamber and a cave. Further uphill is an ancient mosque.
60 kms north of Calicut here the East India Company established its settlement in the Malabar coast in 1683. Tellicherry Fort was built in the early 18th century. The German Scholar Dr. Hermen Gundert, built a church on Neltur Hill in 1889.
Near Tellicherry mahe was a trading centre established by the French and the 17th century.
The picturesque place 22 kms from Kannur The Muthapan temple is an important pilgrim center in the world and the Theyyam dance is performed here daily. The Parasinnikadavu Snake Park is near the temple.
Winters in December to March and monsoons in May are the best time to go to Kerala. The day time temperature is about 32 degrees and night temperature drops to the lowest of 20 degrees. The hottest months are April, May and June, where the temperature soars above 36 degrees with high humidity.