WELCOME TO KANNUR
Embark upon a journey that’s quintessentially Kannur. A different experience every time.
You’re never quite sure what hidden gems you’ll discover when you embark upon a journey to Kannur. Framed by the Western Ghats in the east, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, the Lakshadweep Sea in the west and Kasargod in the north, this charming coastal city beckons, promising visitors a different experience every time.
Delve into Kannur’s rich history with a visit to the 16th century St Angelo fort built by the Portuguese, a living testimony to the city’s significant role in the spice trade. Plunge yourself into a glorious bygone era while wandering through the the Arakkal Museum, dedicated to Kerala’s sole Muslim royal family. Stop by at a weaving centre and learn about the intricacies of the handloom trade, which have earned Kannur its unofficial title of the City of Looms and Lores. Treat yourself to a cultural extravaganza you’ll never forget with a live Theyyam performance. Take a trip on the wild side with an exhilarating canoeing or rafting excursion set against some of the most dramatic landscapes in Kavvayi backwaters and Cherupuzha and get away from it all with a stroll along the palm-fringed sands of Payyambalam Beach along Kannur’s western shore.
Whether you plan for Kannur to serve as the gateway to your travels across northern Malabar (including Bekal and Wayanad) and neighbouring destinations such as Coorg, Kabini and Mysore or to make it the focal point of your time in India, we help you make the most of your stay.