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Muzhappilangad Beach

Kerala only drive in beach, the Muzhappilangad beach which stretches across four kilometers of sand where one can drive down the entire length. The drive is ideal for sampling the famed Malabar cuisine from the many eateries in the immediate hinterland. Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer paradise. Adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing and microlite flights are possible at the Muzhappilangad Beach in Thalassery. Other attractions include water sports, power boating or a simple catamaran ride. Muzhappilangad beach (also Muzhuppilangad) enjoys the distinction of being the only drive-in-beach in Kerala. Probably among the best drive-in-beaches of the world, lengthy stretch of 4 kilometers can be driven with ease without any fear of getting stuck in sand. And the good news is, it is rightly legal to drive along the beach. The 7 kms long beach attracts its fair share of visitors, mostly those who want to enjoy a fine ride through the sandy shore line in their car or on motor bike. The beach is almost empty during weekdays.      Book Now



Parassinikkadavu Snake Park

Parassinikadavu, the small village lying at a distance of about 18 km from Kannur town is a popular tourist destination, known for its Muthappan Temple and the Snake Park. The District Tourism Promotion Council has arranged boating facilities at the river here. Snake Park the Snake Park, established for the conservation and preservation of snakes is the only one of its kind in Kerala. It houses more than 100 varieties of snakes like the Cobra, the Viper, and the Krait. Lecture demonstrations are conducted at the park by trained personnel to disseminate information about snakes and to create awareness that will help fight superstitions regarding these reptiles. Parassinkkadavu Snake Park is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Kannur town in the Kannur district of north Kerala, in south India. The Snake Park is in Parassinikkadavu, which is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from National Highway (NH) 17, en route from Kannur to Taliparamba. There is a large collection of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park. Other than the snakes, there are other kinds of rare animals, reptiles and birds like the endangered species of Simhavalan Monkeys and Crocodiles.      Book Now



Tellicherry Fort

Kannur District is known as the land of looms and lore’s, because of the loom industries functioning in the district and festivals held in temples. The district is a major centre of Theyyam, a ritual dance of northern Kerala. Small shrines known as kavas associated with the They yam dot the district. The district is set to have a new international airport, the fourth in Kerala. Paddy occupies the largest area among annual crops. Under the high yielding variety programmers, substantial increase in paddy production has been achieved, even though the percentage of area sown under paddy is decreasing year after year, due to conversion of paddy fields to other purposes. The average yield of paddy is recorded as 2146 kg. Perhectare. Next to paddy, coconut is the most important crop in the district. Coconut is extensively grown throughout the district. An important cash crop grown in the district is cashew nut. The district plays a unique role in its cultivation and production. The vast stretches of suitable waste lands with low fertility status extend scope for expansion of cashew cultivation and its allied industries. Many well-known personalities in the field of sports and games have adorned Kannur in their respective fields. The Englishmen of the Military Centre brought field hockey, cricket, football, etc. to Kannur during the pre-independence period. The famous Fort Maidan (ground) and Police Maidan provide ample facilities for youths to excel in this field. The CDRE Football team and Hockey team excelled in those days. At the same time, the traditional martial arts like Kalaripayatu has also been flourishing here all along. Kannur became famous in South India for ball badminton      Book Now



Arakkal Museum

Kerala historically has been ruled by princely states and it was quite natural to have palaces associated with these rulers in different parts of Kerala. Be it north, central or south Kerala, palaces can still be seen as testimony to one ruler or the other. But these rulers had one thing in common. They were all followers of the Hindu religious faith, except for one ruling family the Arakkal royal family from north Kerala the only Muslim royal family of Kerala. And the palace by that name was the residence of the Arakkal Ali Rajas. Travelers’ visiting the northern regions of Kerala should not miss a visit to this magnificent palace, which is located at Ayikkara close to the town of Kannur in Kannur district. Nearby the Arakkal palace is another famous landmark the St.Angelo Fort a literate fort built by the Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeida in 1505. The palace complex called Kettu is an interconnected long block around a large open ground used for offering prayers or names. There are warehouse facilities and trade related buildings around the palace. The palace is built predominantly of literate and wood exhibiting traits of local architecture, yet retaining an identity of its own. The independent units in the Arrakkal Palace are situated around courtyards. One of these blocks is considered sacred and houses a cot and a seating chair, within which a lamp is always kept lit. One can also find four mosques around the main palace block.      Book Now


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