Theyyam in Kannur
Photo by Ajith U

Kannur

Beaches, temples and theyyam

Kannur is a city of extremes as it has traditionally been an important Muslim and Hindu city, while also being a political stronghold of the communist parties of Kerala. For tourists, the main attractions of Kannur are the quiet beaches, very reasonably priced accommodation and theyyam performances. North of Kannur are the backwaters of North Kerala which are still unspoilt and comparatively less oriented towards tourism than the Central Kerala backwaters of Kumarakom and Alappuzha.

Recommended activities: Theyyam, Muthappan Temple, Thottada Beach, Bekal Fort, Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Resources for Kannur: Wikipedia, Places, 500px, flickr, Weather, Map