Kannur Tourist Destinations
Kannur is the land of looms and lores and a famous tourist destination in Kerala. There are many attractions in Kannur. Get to know more about Kannur tourism and main tourist destinations in Kannur.
Established in 1957, Kannur is the famous district in the state of Kerala. Earlier, this district was known as Cannanore but now it is known as Kannur. This is bounded by Kasaragod district to the north, Kozhikode district to the south, and Wayanad district to the south-east. This district is the sixth most urbanised district in the state of Kerala, with more than 50% of its residents living in the urban area. Also, Kannur district is known as the land of looms due to the presence of a large number of loom industries. One of the main attractions in Kannur is Theyyam, a ritual dance of northern Kerala. It is said that the name of the district has been derived from the two words i.e. Kannan means Lord Krishna and Ur means Place, thus this district is also known as the place of Lord Krishna. Some of the well – known Kannur tourist destinations are Thalassery port, Fort St. Angelos, Payyamnalam Beach Resort etc.
Destinations & Attractions in Kannur District