(Also known as Canannore )

Kerala | India
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Kannur is categorised as Heritage / Beachside

Beach around Kannur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Beachfront Homestay in Kannur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Annapoorneshwari Temple (Photo Courtesy: Prakashkpc)
Thavam Church (Photo Courtesy: Prakashkpc)
Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple (Photo Courtesy: Sreelalpp)
Rajarajeswara Temple (Photo Courtesy: Santhoshveliyannoor)
Thottada Beach (Photo Courtesy: Arjunmangol)
Payyambalam Beach (photo courtesy: Shijaz Abdulla)
Kannur Fort (Photo Courtesy: Arun.punnathatta)
Theyyam Dance (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Theyyam Dance

Reasons to Visit
  • Kannur is a busy town in North Kerala and one of the important regional hubs.
  • Kannur is also a point to access neighboring region of Coorg (known for coffee plantations in Karnataka)
  • Kannur is home to a few off-beat beach front resorts and homestays which are on outskirts of the city. City itself is a busy town and has business hotels.
  • Near Kannur at a few kilometers is a backwater stretch, which is beautiful, and there is a Kairali Resort situated.
  • Kannur is also home to drive in beach and is a local attraction
  • Kannur is renowned for Theyyam, a local ritual that is popular with Inbound travellers for a visit.
Access Information

Kannur has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount

For Reviewing all Kannur Hotels, rates, offers and making online reservation requests Click here

1 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kannur

Short Break (4-6 nights)1

Click here - For reviewing summary, detailed itinerary, route map, access points, expert comments, departure dates (where applicable), rates and customisation options

List of Holidays for Kannur

Short Break

  • Hassan - Mysore Break with Kannur (5 Nights)

For an itinerary customised to your tastes and preferences email to or call +91-22-61506363 to speak to our travel planners.

Kannur has 7 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Calicut and Drop to KannurRs. 2817
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to KannurRs. 4107

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Coorg (Madikeri)Rs. 4554
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Coorg (Napoklu)Rs. 4554
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Coorg (Siddhapur)Rs. 4554
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Coorg (Virajpet)Rs. 3638
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Hotel/Homestay on Kannur OutskirtsRs. 353

For any other transport services for Kannur email to or call +91-22-61506363 to speak to our travel assistants.

Kannur has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

6 Travel Ideas listed for Kannur. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Beaches in Kerala - Marari, Varkala, Kovalam, Bekal
  • Cuisine Experiences in Kerala
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Kannur Getaway
  • Kerala Craft, Culture, Churches, Temples, Festivals and Heritage
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience

For expert insights and recommendations - email to

  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sree Mookambika Temple is situated just 2 km from Kannur town. This is one of the most prominent Mookambika temple after the one in Kolloor, Karnataka.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    St. Angelo Fort is an early 16th century fort facing the Arabian Sea 3 km from the town of Kannur. The fort is maintained under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India and open 8 AM to 6 PM for tourists. Mopla Bay nearby is a fishing harbor overlooking the Arabian Sea.
    Heritage Site
    Payyambalam Beach is a renowned Kannur beach with a coastline that is few kms long. Its located adjacent to a smaller Baby beach and St Angelo Fort.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    An ancient Lord Krishna temple at 7 kms from Kannur dating back to about 3000 years.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
    Thottada Beach is situated just about 2.5 km from the NH 17 connecting Kannur town and Thalassery.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Aaron Church, Pappinisseri is a beautiful Church set on NH-17, 9 km from Kannur.
    Latin Catholic
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    A Lord Shiva temple is situated at Aroli village. The temple is built on top of a hill and known as Sree Kailasam of North Malabar
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Annapoorneshwari Temple is a renowned devi temple at 14 kms north of Kannur.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple is a renowned Lord Muruga temple located at Mundallur
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is located parallel to NH-17 between Kannur and Thalassery. This beach is also considered the only Drive-in Beaches in India
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Oliyankara Juma Masjid at Cherukunnu, 14 kms from Kannur is a renowned Mosque of North Malabar.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Moonnu Pettumma Palli popularly known as "Kattile Palli" is a popular Mosque of North Malabar. The annual festival known as "Kattile Palli Nercha" is attended by people from all religions
    Mosque or Dargah
    The Thavam Church is a renowned Latin Catholic Church of North Malabar at 17 kms from Kannur.
    Latin Catholic
    Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple on the banks a river at about 10 km from Taliparamba. Here Principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, a manifestation of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Rituals of the temple is unique in that it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship. The main mode of worship is through a traditional dance known as Muthappan Theyyam. Fish, meat and toddy are the customary offerings to Sree Muthappan.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu
    Trichambaram Temple is a Lord Krishna Temple at 20 km from Kannur. The temple contains one of the most exquisite collection of mural paintings in south India.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
    The Rajarajeswara temple is a Lord Shiva temple located at Taliparamba. The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    A beautiful ancient mosque was originally built in 1124 by Malik Ibn Dinar, a Muslim preacher. A block of white marble in the mosque is believed to have been brought from Mecca by its founder, who came to India to spread the word of Muhammad.
    Mosque or Dargah
    8th Century Hanuman temple located at Cheruthazham is known as Hanumarambalam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Hanuman
    Sree Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram is a Lord Shiva Temple at Kottiyoor and is is one of the renowned Lord Shiva temples of North Malabar. This Shiva Temple also known as the Kasi of South (Dakshina Kaasi).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

Destinations within reach from Kannur

  • Manipal ( 202 Km )

    Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka; it is a student township with a more

  • Trichur ( 210 Km )

    Trichur is 4th largest town in kerala and has a large number of known temples i.e. Thiruvambady more

  • Belur ( 225 Km )

    Belur is visited for Hoysala era Temples that are renowned for their architecture and visited by more

  • Talakadu ( 231 Km )

    Talakad (also known as Talakadu) is a town on river Cauveri accessible via a boatride offering more

  • Coonoor ( 240 Km )

    Coonoor is the tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south more

  • Sringeri ( 266 Km )

    Sringeri is renowned for Sringeri Sharada Peetham which is the southern Advaita Vedanta matha or more

  • Baindur ( 270 Km )

    Baindur is one of the idylic beaches on the coastal Karnataka. Baindoor beach is rocky and hills more

  • Marari ( 310 Km )

    Mararikulam near Alleppey is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay more

  • Tirupur ( 315 Km )

    Tirupur is an industrial town at 55 kms from Coimbatore. Tirupur is also visited for the 10th more

  • Bangalore ( 321 Km )

    Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest more

  • Tumkur ( 321 Km )

    Tumkur is an industrial town on outskirts of Bangalore (70 kms) on NH-206 and often a stopover for more

  • Palani ( 325 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Valparai ( 326 Km )

    Valparai is a plantation area at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and 60 kms from Polachi. The area more

  • Pala ( 327 Km )

    Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands. Pala is home more

  • Topslip ( 331 Km )

    Topslip is 2 hours drive uphill from coimbatore and is part of Anaimalai mountain range and Indira more

  • Teekoy ( 340 Km )

    Teekoy is a plantation area 43 kms from Kottayam enroute to Vagamon and home to some plantation more

  • Kumta ( 345 Km )

    Kumta is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar, home to some homestays more

  • Gokarna ( 379 Km )

    Gokarna is an idyllic beach getaway visited for Gonarnanatha Temple (Shiva Temple) and its more

  • Ankola ( 382 Km )

    Ankola is a coastal Hamlet on NH-17 between Karwar and Gokarna and easily accessible from Hubli more

  • Dindigul ( 387 Km )

    Dindigul located 66 km from Madurai and lies on the foothills of the Palani Hills, visited for the more

  • Karur ( 393 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

  • Kolar ( 398 Km )

    Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's more

  • Karwar ( 415 Km )

    Karwar on Nothern tip of Karnataka, has a stretch of idyllic beaches and offer stays on two more

  • Salem ( 429 Km )

    Salem is gateway to idyllic hillside hamlet of Yercaud (35 km) and is part of Bangalore - Madurai more

  • Theni ( 447 Km )

    Theni is a railhead located 80 kms from Madurai and access point for plantation circuits of more

  • Madurai ( 449 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Palolem ( 452 Km )

    Palolem beach is one of the best beaches in Goa at Southern most edge of the Goa bordering Karwar more

  • Yercaud ( 457 Km )

    Yercaud is a plantation town at 4500 ft above sea level and 25 km uphill from Salem and an idyllic more

  • Trichy ( 485 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

  • Vellore ( 517 Km )

    Vellore is a destination on the banks of the Palar River on the site of Vellore Fort. Vellore has more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Kannur,Kerala,India


Today's Weather

Temperature High:

Locality      Please click on the marker for more detailed Information

Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Baby BeachPromenade overlooking a rocky patch of beach, 2 kms from Kannur townBusiness/Holiday-
Ezhara BeachA quiet beach front 11 kms from Kannur where a number of homestays and beach bungalows are located.Getaway/Experiential1
Kannur TownA busy town centre on the NH-17Transit/Business-
KatampallyA few kilometers inland from Kannur is a backwater patch on which Kairali Heritage, a getaway resort is situated.Getaway-
ThottadaA quiet beach front a few kilometers from Kannur where a number of homestays and beach bungalows are located.Getaway/Experiential3
Payyambalam BeachPayyambalam Beach is an idyllic beach near Kannur with a garden attached. Payyambalam Beach is excellent for walks, swimming and a quiet beach geatwayHoliday/Getaway1
Matannur RoadMatannur Road near Kannur (5 kms) is where one can experience authentic Kerala countrysideExperiential-
Airport in Kannur
  • Kannur International Aorport ( CNN ) , Kannur
Railway Stations in Kannur
  • Kannur ( CAN ), Kannur
Recommended travel connections to Kannur from Major Cities.

Expert Connect

Nivalink has taken over 300 trips across India and select destinations overseas over last 10 years to verify hotels, evaluate destinations and understand its suitability with different profiles of customers across different seasons.

At Nivalink you are able to connect directly with experts who have travelled to these destinations and are able to offer novel ideas, honest perspectives and help you narrow down choices.

Email to to connect with sector expert for specific ideas and recommendations.