The capital of North Kolathiri Rajas for many centuries, Cannanore has many monuments of historical interest.One of the early accounts of this coast can be found in the book on travels and adventures of Marco Polo dated around 1290 AD which mentions Cannanore as "a great emporia of spice trade". Others include accounts of the visit of Ibn Batuta of Tangiers during 1342-47, the Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Arabs.
Bekal is the largest and most well preserved fort in Kerala. It is situated in Bekal in Kasargod district. The fort is spread over 40 acres. . The important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad and wide steps leading to the Observation Tower which is a rarity.
Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple, located on the banks of the Valapattanam river about 10 km from Taliparamba in Kannur District, Kerala. Principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, a manifestation of two mythical characters called Thiruvappana and Vellattam.
The Parassinikadavu Snake Park is one of the major attractions of Kannur District itself. The Snake Park, which is a subsidiary unit of the Pappinisseri VishachikitsaSociety, is the only one of its kind in the State and perhaps the whole of India. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Kerala is at a distance of 2 km from Kannur town. This beautiful stretch of sand and surf is the best place for a relaxing holiday.The essential plus points about the Payyambalam Beach are its cleanliness, its distance from the town and the beauty of its gardens.
Pythal Mala is an enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km trek to the top of the hills. Abundant in flora and fauna, this place is now being developed as a hill resort.
Kerala is one of the great places where you can explore everything from beaches to ancient forts together. One such ancient landmark is Bekal Fort lying 16 km south-east of Kasargod, a district located on the backdrop of the Arabian seashore of Pallikkara village.
PValapattanam is a small town in the Kannur district, located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is also the smallest panchayath in kerala.Its area is 2.04 sqr Km. It is about 7 km north of Kannur. Valapattanam is an important Muslim settlement area in Kannur.
Muzhappilangad Beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala. It is located parallel to National Highway 17 between Kannur and Thalassery. One can drive the entire 4 km length of the beach. There is an unpaved road winding through coconut groves leading to the beach.