Kannur

Kannur (Malayalam: കണ്ണൂര്‍) is a city in Kerala, India.

Civil Station Esplanade

Understand

Kannur (old name Cannanore) is a seaside city on the northern side of Kerala State in India. It is known as Land of Looms and Lords because of the importance of the fabric industry and the concentration of Theyyam temple dance festivals. The main language spoken is Malayalam. English is also understood. Kannur is the most politically sensitive district of Kerala and most people here have a socialist leaning.

Get in

Payyambalam Beach, Kannur

By plane

The nearest airports are at Mangalore150 km and Kozhikode120 km.

By train

Direct trains are available from Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Coimbatore.

By bus

Direct buses are available from Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Mangalore.

By road

Kannur is on national highway 17 directly connected to Mumbai and Kanyakumari; however, the roads are bad, crowded and traffic jams and very frequent.

Get around

See

Arakkal mosque in Kannur beach
Arakkal Palace Museum, Kannur Beach
Alavil Temple, Azhikode Road

Temples

Temple festival at Chalad beach
Payyambalam beach, Kannur

Do

Long view of Mappila Bay
Thottada beach, Kannur

Buy

Footpath to the beach at Alavil

Eat

Kannur follows all the traditional Kerala-Malabar food like Rice/Biriyanis,Dosa,Puttu,Appam,Idly,Sea foods etc.Apart from that you can taste Stuffed Mussels(Arikkadukka) which is available with most of the local vendors.

Tapioca and fish curry are a favorite choice of the Kannur people

List of Hotels & Hangouts:

Budget

Mid range

Kannur fish curry is very spicy

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under ₹ 750
Mid-range ₹750-3,000
Splurge Over ₹ 3,000

Kannur traffic is quite hopeless. Taking a room in the beach area is the only solution to escape from traffic blocks:

Budget Hotels: Beach side

Budget Hotels: Downtown

Mid Range

Splurge

Connect

Internet

Electricity

Kannur uses the British (UK) three-pin and two-pin circular socket that follows British standard 546 (230V/50Hz). Plug adaptors are available at any hardware store. Use care if you need a transformer to convert 230v to a lower voltage for equipment from countries where the normal power supply is 110v.

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