Kannur, a small city in Kerala with great natural elements like beaches, monuments, village’s historical destinations and much more. The place has now become a well-known tourist destination with a number of travellers from all over the world visiting the place to have an experience of the beauty and taste of the place. Kannur is a city to the coastal area of Kerala which was once a well-known trading port in Kerala. The place has some well-known monuments like the 16th century St. Angelo Fort, which was then occupied by the European colonial forces, which now show the importance of the place in the trading sector of spice. One of the famous Arakkal Museum is located in Kannur which highlights Kerala's Muslim royal family. Another main attraction of the place is the presence of the palm-fringed sands of the Payyambalam Beach which run along the western shore of Kannur. All these tourist attraction of the place makes the place one of the prominent destination in most popular Kerala Tour Packages from Bangalore which is organised by tour operators like Gogeo Holidays. Some of the main attraction of the city are:
Shree Subramanya Swami Temple:
The temple in Kannur is believed to be built by the Hindu God, Lord Parashurama one of the creations of Lord Vishnu. The importance of this historic temple is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana, which is an ancient writing in the books of Purana. the main attraction of the temple is the ancient sanctum that is built-in the shape of Gaja Prishta which is the back of the elephant, the idol of Lord Subramanya and the Ilanji tree in the front yard of the temple. According to the history of the temple, it was demolished twice and then rebuilt in the era. The main predishtas of the temple are Lord Kshetrapalan, Lord Kanya Bhagavath, Lord Ganapathi and Parasurama, the creation of Lord Shiva.
The main attraction of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was built by Shree Narayana Guru in the year 1916 is a traditional festival which is celebrated every year at the period March and April, every year. The celebration in the temple lasts for around 8 days. The celebration attracts a number of tourist from around the world with its rituals and traditional prayers.
Sri Mavilayi Kaavu Temple:
The temple located around 13 km away from the Kannur town is another major tourist attraction of the land with its traditional festival Adi Utsavam which is celebrated with harmony in the land. The disciples of the temple are Lord Daivattar, Lord Vettakkorumakan, Lord Ganapati and Goddess Bhagavati.
The beach located around 15 km away from the town attracts a number of tourists with its natural beauty and elements. The beach is considered mostly as the swimmer's paradise by the tourist who visits the land to enjoy its heavenliness. The main attraction of the beach is the presence of Green Island which is located closer to the beach. The beach at Kannur being the only drive-in beach in Kerala where the travellers are free to drive up to around 4 km attracts and entertain the travellers greatly. The beauty of the beach is another attraction which draws the tourist to the place.
Located close to the Kannur town the Payyambalam Beach acts as the attraction in the area. The main attraction of the beach is the presence of the remains of some famous personalities like Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, A.K. Gopalan and the remains of the former Chief Minister of Kerala, E. K. Nayanar. The primary factor that attracts a number of travellers and tourist are the presence of sculpture that portrays a mother and child by the famous sculptor, Kanayi Kunhiraman.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral:
The cathedral located in Kannur is stoned where the first chapel was built by the Portuguese Christian Missionaries in the year 1501. This Cathedral was named after Nossa Senhora de Vitoria.
Gundert Bungalow is one of the historical location prominent in tour packages to Kerala from places like Bangalore and much more. The place once served as the residence of a known German scholar named Dr Herman Gundert. The place also has great in importance being the place where the 1st Malayalam newspaper was published. The Bungalow which is built in the shape of a watchtower is known for its architectural work. This historical building was once not only used by the German scholar but also used by the Judicial Magistrate Thomas.
The place is one of the very famous tourist destination in Kannur with its beauty and natural elements. The place once served as the quondam of Mooshika kings and also served as a battlefield during the war of Chola and Chera. According to the ancient stories, Lord Buddha is believed to have visited the place. Closer to the place is an ancient mosque, which has great importance due to the presence of the remains of the Muslim crusader Shaikh Abdul Latif, which is also visited by many tourists.
It is a small village located about 16 km away from the Kannur city. The main attraction of the city is the presence of a snake park within the village which was built with an intention to save nature by preserving both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes in the park. some of the other attraction of the place includes the presence of the Muthappan temple located on the shore of Valapattanam River and the Vismaya Water Theme Park, which is now managed and developed by a company named Malabar Pleasures Pvt. Ltd. some of the main attraction of the park is the presence of an electric swing, virtual waterfall, giant wheel and twister.
These are some of the main attraction of the place apart from being the best tourist destinations and a pilgrim centre the place also has a prominent position in the being a honeymoon destination. Some of the other honeymoon destination where couples would love to spend some quality time in Kerala would be hill stations. Different Munnar honeymoon packages to hill stations like Munnar are organised by the tour operators.kerala is a land abundant in tourist destinations and tourist spots which would serve as a paradise for the travellers by providing them with the best memories.