Kannur Kerala

Kannur Kerala
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Till the early nineteenth century, Kannur was under the rule of the Chera kings; then came the Kolathiri Rajas.

Till the early nineteenth century, Kannur was under the rule of the Chera kings; then came the Kolathiri Rajas.

Cradled in the lap of nature, right in the middle God’s own country, Kannur is a place that you will find sprinkled with beauty. Fondly known as Cannanore, this excellent town is bundled with a plethora of touring options like beached, monuments, ancient temples, and mesmerizing picnic spots.

Steeped in vibrant culture and distinctive local art forms unique to their state, Kannur still has an aura of a colonial era. The deep footprints of the Dutch, the Portuguese, the British and the Mysore Sultanate are still imbibed into the town and can be witness all around. The town blessed with the exceptional art of weaving and huge cashew trees maybe rooted by Portuguese, the beautiful weather and pleasant wind chasing the glow of setting sun is enough to attract tourists from all over the country.

Tourist Places on Kannur:-

  • Muzhappilangad Beach
  • Kannur Beach
  •  St. Angelo Fort
  • Arakkal Museum
  • Muthappan Temple
  • Kannur lighthouse
  • Sadhoo Merry Kingdom Kannur
  • Kalarivathukkal Temple

For Accommodation:-

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  • Kannur is well connected by bus to major towns in Kerala and other neighboring states. There are many bus stands in the town, yet the Central Bus Stand and the KSRTC bus stands are the key ones and where you can catch buses to Mysore, Coimbatore, Thrissur, Madikeri, Ooty, Bengaluru and more.
  • It has its own Railway Station named as Kannur Railway Station. It is well connected to the major cities like Chennai, Pune, Delhi, and Mumbai by means of Mangalore Express etc.,
  • The closest International Airport from Kannur is Mangalore International Airport, around 3 hours 51 minutes drive from the town.
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Till the early nineteenth century, Kannur was under the rule of the Chera kings; then came the Kolathiri Rajas. In order to help them against their arch rivals, the Zamorins, the Rajas estabilished an alliance with the Portuguese, in the sixth century. With their encouragement, the European power established a stronghold in Malabar and made decisive victories against the Zamorin’s army.

Later, the Dutch and the British set up their control over this land. Except Tipu Sultan’s opposition and Pazhassi Raja’s revolt, there were no major protests against the British run, till the nineteenth century.

With the strengthening of the national movement, Kannur became a centre of political activity. In 1928, Payyannur, in Kannur, hosted the All Kerala Political Conference that was directed by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. The place was also to the forefont of the Salt Satyagraha and other Civil Disobedience movements.

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