Friday, October 17, 2008

Kannur --A Perfect Tourist Destination rather than Politics
The district is bounded in the east by the Western Ghats in the west by the Arabian sea in the north by the Kasargod district and in the south by the Mahe region of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Going about the district one finds no paucity of entertainment and enchantment, Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore is rich in ancient temples and monuments. The 16th century Portuguese fort the Gundert Bungalow and a number of other monuments speak volumes of important historic events which had taken place in the region. The Mosque at Madayi Para was built of gleaming white marbles brought from Arabia the birth place of Islam. An ancient Siva temple of the district as alludes a belief has references of having been in existence since two millenniums. The region also has a plenty of picnic spots beach resorts and hill stations. The wildlife sanctuary and the snake park of the district are much favoured by the enthusiastic tourists. The region also has a centre to teach and promote the cultural and traditional fine arts.

Near by attractions(tourist Places)
  1. Sri Sundareswara Swamy Temple
  2. Kadalai Sri Krishna Temple
  3. Sri Jagannatha TempleMalliyottu Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple
  4. Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple
  5. Paeralessery Temple
  6. Sri Krishnaswamy Temple
  7. Sri Annapoorneswari Temple
  8. Kalarivathukkal Sri Bhagavathy Temple
  9. St.Angelo Fort
  10. Kizhunna Ezhara and Meenkunnu Beaches
  11. Parassinikadavu
  12. Muzhapilangad Beach
  13. Gundert Bungalow
  14. Thalassery Fort
  15. Sri Ramaswamy Temple
  16. Madayi Para
  17. Malayala Kalagramam
  18. Thodeekulam Siva Temple
  19. Pazhassi Dam
  20. Pythal Mala
  21. Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
  22. Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple
  23. Dharmadom Island

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