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Parassini Madappura Sree Muthappan Temple– Sri Muthappan temple is a fmaous pilgrimage place located at the bank of Valapattanam river, about 18 km from Kannur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Parassinikkadavu an annual fest celebrated on 1st of December draws hordes of pilgrims.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary– Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary based on the slopes of western ghats is located about 60 km from Kannur city. The Sanctuary was established in 1984 and is home tp various species of birds and animals. About 160 species of birds, even extinct species have been found here.

Ezhimala– Ezhimala Hills are located at the outskirts of Kannur about 38 km north of Kannur. The hills are about 300 meters above the sea level and used to be the capital of the ancient Mooshika kings.

Kottiyoor-Kottiyoor is famous for Akkare Kottiyur and Ikkare Kottiyur, located on the opposite banks of Bavali river.

Pazhazzi Dam– Pazhazzi Dam is located about 30 km from Kannur and is a famous picnic spot. The dam offers scenic beauty and also has the facility of boating.

Trichambaram Temple– Trichambaram Temple is located about 20 km from the Kannur City. The temple is near the famous spice trade town Taliparamba town. The deity of the temple is Lord Krishna. The temple contains exquisite collection of mural paintings. Utsavam an annual festival is a colorful event that is worth visiting.

Thalassery Fort-Thalassery fort is located about 20 km from Kannur. The fort was constructed by the British East India Company in the year 1708. Built in an area of 2 acres it is made of red bricks.

Anjarakandy– Anjarakandy is a village well-known for its Cinnamon estate which is located about 19 km from Kannur. The village is spread over vast land and comprises of coffee, pepper and sandal wood plants. It was built by Britishers in 1797.

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