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St. Angelo Fort
St. Angelo Fort (also known as Kannur Fort or Kannur Kotta), is a fort facing the Arabian
Sea, situated 3 km from Kannur, a city in Kerala state, south India. St. Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida,the first Por
tuguese Viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea coast about 2km from Kannur town. It was attacked in vain by the local Indian ruler Zamorin and kolathiri in the Siege of Cannanore.
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam Beach is a beach in Kannur district of Kerala in India that attracts tourists and
local people. It often finds mention in tourism related publications as a beautiful beach. It has now a garden close to it. The beach is just 2 km
from Kannur town.
Muzhappilangad Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach (4 km length) is a beach in the state of Kerala in southwestern India.
It is located parallel to National Highway 66(formerly National Highway 17) between Kannur and Thalassery.
This beach is the largest Drive-In Beach in Asia . Even though Goa has many beautiful beaches, it does not have a Drive-in beach.
Muthappan Temple
Muthappan Temple, also called 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. According to the local tradition the presiding deity is a folk deity and not a vedic deity, but there are recent attempts to associate the deity to Vishnu or Shiva.
Rajarajeswara Temple
The Rajarajeswara temple is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district of
Kerala, South India. The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala. It also has a prominent place
amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India. It had the tallest shikhara amongst the temples of its time. The Rajarajeshwara temple has a top of about 90 tonnes. If any problem is encountered in the other temples of South India, devotees seek a solution in this temple through a prasna, a traditional method of astrological decision making.[citation needed] The prasna is conducted on a peedha (a raised platform) outside the temple.
Trichambaram Temple
Trichambaram Temple is situated 20 km from Kannur of Kannur district of Kerala state, South
India. It is near Taliparamba town, famous for its spices trade. The temple is believed to have got the name from Thiru Shambara or the holy
shambara in reverence to Maharishi Shambara. The deity of the temple is Krishna. The sculptures on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum are a class by themselves. The temple also contains one of the most exquisite collection of mural paintings in south India. Trichambaram Temple has three ponds attached to it, with the temple for Durga being surrounded by water on all sides.
he annual temple festival (Utsavam) is a colourful event. The fortnight-long festival begins on Kumbham 22 of Malayalam calendar (which generally falls on March 6) every year with the kodiyettam (hoisting of a religious flag) and comes to an end on Meenam 6 (which generallay falls on March 20) with Koodipiriyal (Ending of this festival). In between these dates, for 11 days, thitambu nriththam (a sort of dance with the deities of Krishna and Balarama) is held at Pookoth Nada (1 km from Trichambaram temple).