14 attractions you should visit in Kannur - With photos & details

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Top 14 attractions to explore in Kannur

Forts, temples, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries and a long history of spice trade.

Arakkal Kettu MuseumAyikkara Govt Hospital Rd, Near District Hospital, Ayikkara, Thavakkara, Kannur, Kerala 670013, India
Palaces
Museums

A Museum that reflects the history of Arakkal Kings and Queens.

Aralam Wildlife SanctuaryAralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur, Kerala 670674, India
2-5 Day Treks
Forests
Wildlife Safari Spots

A sanctuary which allows you to explore and learn about nature and wildlife.

Viewpoints
Grasslands
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Off-road Spots

Chathamangalam Hills, also known as Theruvumala is a hill station is a trekking spot in the Kannur district of Kerala, India. The hilltop consists of a large plain of grasslands and lies near the border of Coorg in Karnataka.

Dharmadom IslandDharmadom Island, Kerala
Beaches
Islands
Carnivals

An island that can be accessed on foot during low tides.

Madayippara Madayi Para, Pazhayangadi, Kerala 670303, India
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Hindu Temples
Forests
Forts
Hill Stations
Old Ruins

Madayippara is a lesser-known hill station near the Pazhayangadi city. It is famous for its rich biodiversity and natural beauty. A nice place to hang out in the evening with family and friends.

Muzhappilangad Drive in BeachMuzhappilangad Beach Road, Muzhappilangad, Kerala 670663, India
Beaches
Off-road Spots

Longest drive-in beach in India and one among the best in the world.

PaithalmalaKannur, Paithalmala, Kerala 670582, India
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Forests

The tallest peak in Kannur District with a year round cool climate.

Palakkayam ThattuKaruvanchal - Vellad, Chadikundu-Mavumchal, Palakkayam, Thattu, Kerala 670571, India
Viewpoints
Parks
Off-road Spots
Zipline Spots
Theme Parks
Hill Stations

Palakkayam Thattu is a beautiful hill station in Kannur. This location offers many adventure activities like zipline, rope cross, zorbing ball and archery etc. Palakkayam Thattu is undoubtedly a Heavenly place for hangout with friends and family.

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini ZooParassinikkadavu - Mayyil Rd, Dharmasala, Parassinikadavu, Kerala 670563, India
Zoos

Witness and interact with King Cobras, Vipers, Crocodiles and many other snakes and reptiles.

Payyambalam BeachPayyambalam Beach, Kerala 670014, India
Beaches
Parks
Tombs
Sculptures
Memorials

One of the five beaches that are collectively known as "Kannur beach". Being right near to Kannur City, the beach is a popular spot. In addition to the beach, the area has monuments that commemorate the lives of political leaders who belonged to Kannur.

Sasippara- ശശ്ശിപ്പാറKanjirakolli, Kerala 670633, India
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks

Sasipara sits at a height of 1220 meters above sea level with views of many small towns and continuos mountains of the Western Ghats. From here, there are trekking routes to Coorg- the popular tourist destination in Karnataka and to many nearby villages. This is a very less explored attraction in the region.

St. Angelo Fort KannurNear Cannannore Cantonment, Burnacherry, Burnacherry, Kannur, Kerala 670017, India
Beaches
Forts

A seaside fort which was under the influence of the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and Arakkal Ali Rajas

Tejaswini river raftingNavy Bridge Pulingome, Pulingome, Kerala 670511, India
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Rafting Spots

An amazing adventure through the fresh waters of Tejaswini river.

Thalassery FortEdapally (NH-17), Palissery Thalassery, Thalassery New Bus Stand, Kanyakumari - Panvel Highway, Pilakool, Palissery, Thalassery, Kerala 670103, India
Beaches
Forts

The 17th century fort, a British stronghold during the colonial times.

Map of attractions in Kannur