Kannur District is one of the 14 districts of Kerala. The town of Kannur is the
district headquarters. Cannanore, old name of kannur is the anglicised form of the
Malayalam name Kannur. Kannur district shares its boundary with Kasaragod District
to the north, Kozhikode district to the south and Wayanad District to the south-east.
Kannur is of great strategic military importance. It houses one of the 62 military cantonments in the country. The Ezhimala Naval Academy which is largest naval academy in Asia and third largest in the World is situated in Kannur. The district is bounded by the Western Ghats to its east, which forms the border with Karnataka State, in its district of Kodagu and the Arabian Sea lies to its west. The district was established in 1957.
The city was an important port on the Arabian Sea as it was a centre for carrying on trade with Persia and Arabia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It also served as the British military headquarters on India's west coast until 1887. Kannur was the capital city of the only Muslim Sultanate of Kerala, known as Arakkal. Arakkal kettu or Arakkala Palce is now converted into a museum which has all the artefacts, furnitures and warfare equipments which were used by the Arakkal dynasty.
TOURIST SPOTS IN KANNUR
Fort St. Angelos:- Fort St. Angelos is in the west of Kannur town is a massive triangular laterite fort, replete with a moat and flanking bastions. It was built in 1505 by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeida, with...Read More
Thalassery Fort:- In 1700, the British built the Thalassery Fort on a small hill called Tiruvellapadkunnu. The fort is a square structure built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions.Read More
Ezhimala:- Ezhimala is an ancient historical site which is the capital of ancient Mooshika Kings. It was one of the major battlefields of the Chola-Chera war. Ezhimala was considered a flourishing sea port and a centre of trade in ancient Kerala.Read More
Snake Park at Parassinikkadavu:- The Snake Park at Parassinikkadavu is situated 18 kms from Kannur town. It is one of the well- known snake parks in the country. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation...Read More