Kannur is described as well known emporia in the spice trade by the explorer Marco Polo. It is synonymous as Cannanore which is a picturesque and an awesome city situated in northern Kerala. It is well known for temple festivals. It is the seat of administration of Kannur. It is also famous as the Land of Looms and Lores. In the times of the British rule, the city was well known by its Portuguese name of Cannanore.Other administrative cities include Tellicherry, Thaliparamba, Payyannur, Mattannur, Koothuparamba, Chakarakkal and Iritty.
The native language is Malayalam whereas English, Hindi and Tamil are the other languages.It covers an area of 2996 sq kms.
Main Tourist destinations in Kannur are Ezhimala, Thalasserry, Pazhazzi Dam, Pythal Mala, St. Angelo’s Fort. It is situated at an altitude of 13m above sea level.Roadways provides an important means of transport to reach the city.Tourist can enjoy various beaches in the Kannur city and around the outskirts of the town.
Kannur Weather and Time to Visit
The climate of is normally humid and hot during most of the year. However, during November to February the weather in Kannur is agreeable. It is this time which is the recommended season for the tourists. For those interested in the monsoons, June to August would be ideal for feeling the fury of the rains in Kannur.From November to February the weather in Kannur is agreeable. It is this time which is the recommended season for the tourists.