Kannur is a city and a municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. With the Western Ghats in the east (Coorg district of Karnataka State), Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, Lakshadweep sea in the west and Kasaragod in the north, Kannur district is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The district itself which shares much of this natural splendour has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the State. In addition, Kannur enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colourful folk art and folk music of Kerala.

Area 2,966 sq km
Altitude 344 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-24.0C,Max.-35.0 C Winter,Min.-20.0C,Max.-30.0C
Languages English, Hindi, Malayalam.
STD Code 0499
Rainfall 3438 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Kannur Map

How to get there
1. Air :- The two airports at Mangalore, Karnataka in the north and Kozhikode in the south are just about 125 kilometers away from Kannur. Kannur International Airport is proposed at Mattanur.

2. Rail:-Kannur railway station is an important rail head of the Southern Railway and is well linked to major towns up country as well as within the State.

3. Road:- Kannur is well linked by a wide network of roads and can be reached from anywhere in Kerala.

Places to Visit

Payyambalam Beach St. Angelo's Fort
Meenkunnu Beach Mappila Bay
Dharmadam Thuruthu Parassini Kadavu


Thalassery Arackal Kottaram Masinagudi

Kannur is famous for its Handlooms.


Hotel Paris Presidency Hotel Malabar Residency Mascot Beach Resort
Hotel Omar's Inn Hotel Highway Inn Perumal Tourist Home
Hotel Meridian Palace Hotel Palm Grove