Also known as “The Crown of Kerala”, Kannur is a picturesque city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is flanked by the Western Ghats on its east and the Lakshadweep Sea on its west. The town is dotted with beaches, ancient temples and historical monuments.
The vibrant culture and rich heritage of Kannur attracts tourists from far and wide. The Dutch, Portuguese and British ruled the city at different times in history and left a mark of their own cultures. The flourishing handloom industry of Kannur has earned it the popular epithet of “The city of Looms and Lores”. The city abounds in temples. The name Kannur has been derived from “the land of Krishna”, due to the Kadalai Shri Krishna Temple located here. The beaches of Kannur are a mesmerizing picture. Meenkunnu Beach is one the most beautiful beaches in India.
Other places of tourist interest are St. Angelo’s Fort, Amareswara Temple, Ezhimala, and the nearby towns of Peralassery, Pappinisseri, and Parassinikkadavu.