Price : From Rs. 1,750 Per Person
A 4-5 hours tour of Kannur by private air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide. Discover the hidden treasures of Kannur and find out why Kannur is popularly known as the city of Looms and Lores. Visit the 500+ year old St. Angelo’s Fort, first built by the Portuguese. Visit the small yet well-maintained Lighthouse museum and climb up the Lighthouse for amazing views of the coastline. Experience first-hand how the handloom weavers (closed on Sunday) turn thread into world class fabric. Visit the Folklore museum which exhibits over 300 precious objects of folk art, including life-size replicas of various theyyams and patayani, folk and tribal musical and percussion instruments, farm implements and weapons (closed on Sunday). On Sundays, you can visit the Arrakkal Museum.
What to expect :
Departure time: 08.30 hrs / 14.00 hrs
Tour will start from your hotel / accommodation within Kannur city limits.
Start your half-day tour with a visit to Fort St. Angelo. Built in 1505 by Portuguese, the Fort witnessed several historical battles and is considered an important historical site in South India.
From here, head towards the Kannur Lighthouse, from top of which you get a bird’s eye view of the splendid coastline of Kannur. Also visit the small, but well maintained museum within the complex. It is only the fourth such museum in the country after Alappuzha, Chennai and Mahabalipuram. A gigantic optic, used in Lakshadweep Lighthouse during the 1885-1962 period, a 19th century double-wick lamp of Kannur Lighthouse, a huge fog-bell used to alert shipmen and a deep-sea buoy are some of the exhibits.
You will be then transferred to Chirakkal to visit Kerala Folklore Academy (Sun holiday). Set up by the Government of Kerala, the academy, while ensuring the welfare of folk artistes also strives for reviving, preserving and promoting the rich folk art traditions of Kerala. The museum exhibits over 300 precious objects of folk art, including life-size replicas of various theyyams and patayani, folk and tribal musical and percussion instruments, farm implements and weapons.
After the visit to the museum, stop at a handloom weaving center, to learn about the handloom industry of Kannur. Kannur produces arguably the best handloom products in the world with USA, UK, Australia and other European countries being the major importers. History of the handloom industry in Kannur dates back to mid 1800s.
You will be then transferred back to your hotel.
From the lobby of your hotel / accommodation within Kannur city limits.
In case you have a different pick up point other than an accommodation, please advise in advance to co-ordinate exact pick up point.
Morning tour departs at 8.30 am
Afternoon tour departs at 2.00 pm
Tour itinerary remains same from Monday to Saturday. Tour on Sunday can be booked under different option.
Return back to hotel or accommodation or any location within city limits
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate