Reaching a height of 286 meters, located in the Kannur district of Kerala, the Ezhimala Hills are surreal in their beauty. These hills, besides being picturesque in their beauty, come with their unique history. The hills were once referred to as Mount Delly by the English or Monte D'Ely by the Portuguese.
The region is said to be the former capital of the ancient Mushika Kingdom. The Chola-Chera Wars were fought here, in the 11th century. The term Ezhimala has been derived from two words “ezhu” and “mala”, meaning “seven” and “peaks” respectively. Local Hindu legends say that these seven hills were dropped off here by Lord Hanuman. He was in search of the Sanjeevani herb.
The hills have ancient stone structures at various sites, believed to be from another time in history. The surrounding beach offers a stunning picture.