Kavvayi is a group of small islands, near Payyannur in the Kannur district . It is among the most fascinating , third largest backwaters destinations in Kerala and the largest one in North Kerala. Kayaking is the best way to explore the real life beauty of Kavvayi Kayal. Early morning and late evenings are the best time to see nature at its best.
Bekal Fort was primarily a military stronghold in the Malabar area, strategically built to combat invaders from the sea. There is some contention that it had been built during the reign of the Chirakkal Rajas. Another popular theory is that it was among a series of forts built by ShivappaNayak of Bednoor.
Located in Kasaragod, it is situated 750 m above sea level. It makes for a perfect picnic spot where one can even come across the occasional herd of elephants. Once known as Madathumala, it borders Karnataka and boasts of some of the best trekking trails in the area.
Rituals of the temple is unique in that it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship, as in other Hindu temples of Kerala. The main mode of worship is the ritual enactment of both the versions of Muthappan, through a traditional dance known as Muthappan Theyyam.
Thiruvarkadu Bhagavathi Temple is the mother temple of all Bhadrakali shrines of North Kerala. The deity is the Fierce form of Bhadrakali. The Bhagavathy is addressed by tantrics in the vicinity as Tiruvarkkad Achchi due to this. The temple administration is Malabar Devaswom Board.
The Rajarajeswara temple is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba. The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of ancient Kerala. It also has a prominent place amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India.
This beach is the longest The temple is located a t Ramanthali, near Payyannur. The deity is Sankaranarayana. The idol is six-foot tall in Panchaloha. Such a tall idol of Sankaranarayana is seen only here. The right side of the idol is Shiva and the left half-side is Vishnu as body-guards. There is a sub-deity. He is Bhoothananda. The sanctum sanctorum is in Gajaprishta form.
Payyanur Subramania Temple is an ancient temple located at Payyannur in the Kannur district in Kerala. The temple is believed to be built by Lord Parasurama. Even Hindu Puranas have references about this Subramanya Temple and the place where it located. An idol of 1.8 meter height is a great feature of this shrine. The priest needs to stand in front of the idol in order to perform the poojas. .
Located 3500 ft above sea level, it is undoubtedly one of the picturesque places in Kerala. A distance of 53 km from Kannur, the journey through the hill and scenic valleys will be a thrilling and exciting one. Also welcomes its visitors with its beauty and pleasant climate along with the exquisite range of flora and fauna.
The Madayipara is well known for its rich diversity of plants. The aquatic and semi-aquatic plants form extensive carpets of blue, pink, white and yellow during the monsoon season. The area is notable for the presence of some of the rarest plants of the world.
St. Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India on the Arabian sea coast about 2 km from Kannur town. The fort is in the Cannanore Cantonment area. It is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Payyambalam Beach is an impeccably maintained destination in Kannur. This secluded location is known for providing one with the opportunity to simply relax or enjoy a family picnic in absolute tranquillity. Surfing and swimming options are also available for those who seek a little adventure.