BEST OF KANNUR (FROM MANGALORE)

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Mangalore City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 6 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 8

DAYS

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO KANNUR & SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Mangalore to Kannur

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 10 PM - 5 PM, Closed on Monday
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Adults, Rs. 10 for Children & Rs. 25 for Camera

At a distance of 3 km from Kannur Railway Station, Arakkal Museum is a museum situated in Ayyikkara locality of Kannur city in Kerala. It is one of the popular museums in Kerala and among the prime Kannur tourist places.

The Arakkal Museum in Kannur is dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, India. The museum is previously a part of the palace of the Arakkal royal family. The durbar hall section of the palace, which was once the official venue of gatherings for the kings and their nobles, has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala in 2005 and is managed by the Arakkal Family Trust.

This museum is a true testimony to the impeccable Muslim architecture and design. The palace complex called Kettu is an interconnected long block around a large open ground used for offering prayers or namaz. Built predominantly of laterite and wood exhibiting traits of local .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free, Rs. 20 for Parking & Rs. 20 for Toll

At a distance of 2 km from Kannur Railway Station, St. Angelos Fort is an ancient fort situated in the Kannur Cantonment area. Maintained by ASI, it is one of the historical forts in Kerala, and among the must include places in Kannur holiday packages.

Also known as Kannur Fort, Fort St. Angelos was built by the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, Dom Francisco De Almeida in 1505 AD. The fort provided naval supplies for the Portuguese conquest of Goa and the Portuguese conquest of Malacca. The Dutch captured the fort from the Portuguese in 1663 AD. They modernized the fort and built the bastions Hollandia, Zeelandia, and Frieslandia that are the major features of the present structure. The Dutch sold the fort to king Ali Raja of Arakkal in 1772 AD. In 1790, the British seized it and used it as their chief military station in Malabar until 1947.

St. Angelos Fort is mainly famous .....

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free, Rs. 30 for Car

At a distance of 11 km from Thalassery, and 16 km from Kannur, Muzhappilangad Beach is a drive-in beach situated at Muzhappilangad village in the Kannur district of Kerala. Along the Arabian Sea coast, it is one of the best drive-in beaches in India, and among the must-visit Kannur tourist places.

Extending up to 6 km long, the Muzhappilangad Beach is the longest drive-in beach in Asia and the only drive-in beach in the entire Kerala where tourists can drive up to a length of 4 km that offers an open road with no traffic and a stunning view. It is also featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in the BBC article for Autos. Muzhappilangad is the only Asian beach featured in the list.

Located between Thalassery and Kannur, the sand of the beach is hard enough which allows vehicles to be driven on it. Driving a car or a bike has to be the .....

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 2 km from Kannur Railway Station, Payyambalam Beach is a serene beach on the Arabian Sea coast in Kannur, Kerala. It is one of the popular Kerala beaches,and among the best places to visit in Kannur.

Payyambalam Beach is a 3-4 km long stretch of golden sand frilled by coconut greenery. The unspoiled Payyambalam Beach has an incredibly peaceful and inviting aura. The approach to the beach is through a small crossover bridge that is built over a narrow canal. To the right of the bridge are the memorials of Kannur's important political personalities that had passed away over the recent decades.

There is a well-maintained garden adjacent to the beach where people can spend their evening by watching the beauty of the roaring ocean. One of the prime attractions of this beach garden is the sculpture of Mother and Child by the famous sculptor, Kanayi .....

Overnight Stay in Kannur

DAY 2 : KANNUR & BEKAL SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO MANGALORE

Resume Kannur Sightseeing

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM - 12 PM & 5 PM - 8.30 PM (Ladies allowed from 7.15 PM - 8.30 PM)
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 20 km from Payyanur, 23 km from Kannur, and 60 km from Bekal, Sri Rajarajeswara Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Taliparamba town in the Kannur district of Kerala. It is one of the historical temples in Kerala, and among the must-visit places during your Kannur tour.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is regarded as one of the 108 ancient Shiva temples in Kerala built by Parashurama. According to the inscription on the structure of the temple tank, the temple and the tank were renovated in 1524 AD by the king named Sathasoma Raja who belonged to Mooshika Vamsa (Kolathiri dynasty). The Shivalingam in the sanctum is considered to be one of the Jyotirlingas and is worshipped here as Rajarajeswara, the Emperor of Emperors, Perumthrikovilappan, Perumchellurappan, or Thampuran.

Taliparamba is regarded as one of the ancient Shakti Peethams as it is believed .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 24 Hours
Entry Fee: Rs. 2000 - 2500 for 1 Hour & Rs. 8000 - 10000 for Overnight per couple

At a distance of 3 km from Nileswaram, 38 km from Kasaragod and 58 km from Kannur, Kottappuram is a serene backwater destination situated in Kasaragod district of Kerala. It is one of the popular Kerala backwater destinations and among the must visit places in Kerala as part of Kannur Tour.

Being part of 'Valiyaparamba Backwaters', Kottappuram backwaters is a large body of scenic backwaters fed by four rivers. The River Tejaswini is one among them and a houseboat cruise through its waters with views of areca nut groves and coconut palms is a pure delight. It is different from other South Kerala backwater attractions regarding commercialization, sights, livelihood and houseboat culture.

Endowed with mangroves, backwaters, wildlife, coconut groves and a flourishing village life, Kottappuram draws large numbers of visitors. A trip to Kottappuram and a houseboat journey through the backwaters will redefine the flavours of the land. There are small boats modelled on the shikaras .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 25 for Indians, Rs. 300 for Foreigners

At a distance of 27 km from Kasaragod, 72 km from Mangalore, 77 km from Kannur, Bekal Fort is an ancient fort situated at Bekal in Kerala. Along the shores of the Arabian Sea, it is one of the best-preserved places of heritage in Kerala, and among the must-include places in Kasaragod sightseeing packages.

Spreads over an area of 40 acres, Bekal Fort happens to be the biggest fort of Kerala, and among the famous heritage sites near Mangalore. This fort is more than 300 years old and is believed to have been built in the 1650s by Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty. There is also another belief that it was originally built by Kolathiri Rajas and was captured by Sivappa Naik. The fort was occupied by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1763 AD and later by the British. Being the source of attraction for historians and tourists, .....

Beach

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Adults

At a distance of 2 km from Bekal Fort, 28 km from Kasaragod, 62 km from Mangalore & 78 km from Kannur, Bekal Fort Beach is a beautiful sea beach on the Malabar Coastline of Kerala. Situated near Bekal Fort, it is one of the best beaches in Kerala, and among the top places of sightseeing in Kasaragod.

Bekal Beach is one of the best-maintained beaches in Kasaragod, and among the stunning beaches near Mangalore. Swaying palm trees along the ridges of the beach, its evergreen outlook, the turquoise water of the Arabian Sea, and the tranquility that exists in and around Bekal Beach make it a much sought-after beach in Kerala. Along with the historic Bekal Fort, this sandy retreat leaves an everlasting impression in the minds of its visitors who visit the fort during their Kasaragod trip.

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