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  • Domer987
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India21 contributions
    Women are not allowed to visit this temple in the daytime and may only enter after the evening Poojas . It’s a beautiful ancient temple, with the architecture reminding one of the Angkor Vat. Beautiful Lotus pond outside and the legends associated with it make it a must visit place on your itinerary
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • aruvi007
    Kochi (Cochin), India67 contributions
    Very big well is there, one of the powerful subramaniya and naga is peralasserry.nearest railway station is thalassery, nearest airport is kannur
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • JaniJermans
    Bengaluru, India314 contributions
    this is a historical place that you should visit if you are in the city, nice gardens and well maintained place to admire the old historic monuments
    Written 18 January 2021
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  • chow69
    Bhopal, India2,068 contributions
    The Cannonore Lighthouse was constructed in 1975 and commissioned in 1976. An extremely well maintained lighthouse it forms part of the Cochin Lighthouse District. We visited the lighthouse on our recent trip to Kerala and were recommended to visit the place for the views. There is an entry fee to enter the lighthouse complex within which is the museum as also the lighthouse proper. The lighthouse uses 'D' type sealed beam lamps and lights up the skies every night. Its light can be seen from as far as Payyambalam Beach.
    The view from the lighthouse is awesome and the right time to visit the place and climb to the top of the lighthouse tower is in the evenings just prior to sunset.
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • girihari
    Thane, India104 contributions
    Kottiyoor temple is known as Dakshina Kasi and the Vaishaka Festival at Akkare Kottiyoor is world famous. The main temple is opened throughout the year except for the time when the riverside deity is worshipped in Vaishaka month.

    Temple is situated around 45kms from the new Kannur Airport, which is 1 hour 30 minutes drive by car.

    Lord Shiva is the main deity.
    Written 23 October 2019
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  • skaypee
    Bengaluru, India471 contributions
    A beautiful Sree Krishna Temple in Taliparamba, Kannur. Sree Krishna blesses his devotees in sitting posture with Roudra Bhavam. It is believed that this is after Kamsavadham.

    Another beautiful temple of Lord Durga is nearby this Temple.

    A Lord Shiva Temple is also nearby.

    Do not miss to get the blessings while you are in Taliparamba.
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • RajeeshRj
    Bengaluru, India164 contributions
    The temple was formally a Vishnu/Krishna Temple, dating back some 1500 years. The temple after Amma's Prathishta (giving sacred power to the idol of Annapoorneshwari) was built by Avittam thirunal Raja Raja Varma of Chirakkal Kovilakam. In Hindu mythology, it is said that the goddess arrived from Kashi with two other goddesses or devis ( Kalarivathikal Amma and Madai Kavail Amma) and a boatman in a golden ship, and disembarked at Azhi Theeram which is now known as Aayiram Thengu.
    The Punna Prathistha was done in 1994, in the month of Kumbham in the Malayalam calendar, Pooyam Nakshtram, which now is observed as the Prathista Dinam every year.
    The main festivities in the Temple start from the Malayalam month of Medam Shankramam (15 April), and is celebrated in the following seven days. The other festivals that are celebrated in the temple are Shiva Rathri, Navami, Ekadashi etc.
    The temple is presently under the Malabar Devasom Board, and is maintained by the Temple Committee. A unique characteristic of this temple is that it is built of one single type of rock, and the Sree Kovil of both Annapoorneshwari and Krishnan is of the same size as per Vasthu, signifying that both the goddess and the god are given equal importance. The Entrance of the temple is in front of Krishnan's Sree Kovil, and the reason there isn't a direct entrance to Annapoorneshwari's Sree Kovil is because during the olden days, it was believed that women from Brahmin families aren't supposed to be seen directly (Antharjanam). Hence there is a small window that is right in front of the Sree Kovil so that people can view the idol from outside.
    This temple is one among the two Annapoorneshwari temples in Kerala. It was built using polished stones and put together using avil and belam (a mixture of flattened rice and jaggery). Next to the Temple is the Temple pond or the Ambala Kolam, which is approximately 2.5 acres in area. In the centre is the Pole, otherwise known as the stumpa. The four major entrances of the Chera have been built using large layers of rock laid parallel to each other. The Chera also has a Kollapura (used by poojaris for bathing), located to the southwest of the Chera.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • jishnumj
    Kochi (Cochin), India590 contributions
    It's a real fantastic place for to cheer up. We are so happy on there and it's very familiar area. We spend more than hours.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • SudheerS
    Muscat125 contributions
    This is one of the best place to view Sunset .
    One can also visit Light house that is located next to this place.
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • abhi_af
    New Delhi, India7 contributions
    Its a one time visit especially in the evening. Good location. The roads are a bit bumpy. Not much amenities just an Ice cream Shop. Nothing along the road. Good view of the surroundings .
    Written 24 October 2018
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  • Sameer C N
    Kannur, India49 contributions
    This is a must go place for a history and folklore student . there are lots of North Malabar's traditional Art form of Theyyam models .
    Written 15 January 2019
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  • Jeevan
    Bangalore District, India31 contributions
    If you have time to roam in thalaserry then keep this is a option to visit.
    Not a must place to visit.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • Jeevan
    Bangalore District, India31 contributions
    Sun Set and Sun rise is the best time to visit Thalassery Sea Bridge where you can take great view Sea and Sun/
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • ajapetrus
    Mahe, India818 contributions
    Pallikunnu ‘Lourde Matha’ Church, also popularly known as the ‘Lourdes of the East’, was originally constructed by the French Missionary Rev. Fr. Armade Shang Marie Jefrino, MEP, in honour of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ in France. Today it is a very renowned pilgrim centre, attracting devotees of all faiths across Kerala and certain parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, especially during the Annual Feast every year from February 2nd to 18th. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated globally on the 11th of February and hence in Pallikkunnu too on the 10th and 11th. We were blessed to visit the Church during 2019 festival season.
    Situated in Meenangadi, about 14 km from Kalpetta, Pallikunnu Church is amidst a romantic lustrous green surrounding of Wayanad district* of the Western Ghats, which is famous for natural beauty coupled with green, calm and serene environ. The Church has become a prominent pilgrim centre of Kerala for all the faiths. The vast stretch of the sprawling church premises, the peculiar architecture of the church inside and outside, the age old ‘Hospice - Home for the Aged’ and the surrounding garden - all add to its charm.
    Another peculiarity of this church is that many of the rituals and practices, especially, the Nercha (Offerings) offered by the devotees (even by the Latin Catholics) in the church appears to be a blend of Christian and Hindu traditions. For instance, carrying pieces of rocks on their heads around the church (remembrance of the rock cave at Massabielle in Lourdes where Saint Bernadette had witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary), or Shayana Pradakshinam, Pradakshinam on the Knees around the church, offering gold plated/silver articles and so on. In addition, devotees donate for free traditional lunch (Nercha Bhakshanam) which is being offered from the Church and some devotees volunteer themselves to clear the leaves used by others to have their lunch, as a ritual, apart from carrying stones on the head, Shayana Pradakshinam etc. The temporary shelters organised for serving the lunch and the mode of disposal and the volunteers serving the lunch really deserve special appreciations.

    * Kalpetta is the Headquarters of Wayanad District and thus Meenangadi and Pallikunnu all belong to Waynad and not to Kannur as listed here.
    Written 26 March 2019
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  • Reghu N
    Kannur, India183 contributions
    Sree Sundareswara Temple is located at Talap in Kannur, around 2.5km from Kannur town.

    History: The designs of the Sundareswara Temple were made by Sri Chaithanyaall swami. Sree Narayana guru named Lord Shiva as Sree Sundereshwara by saying that all the people are beautiful, the place is beautiful thus named Lord Shiva as Sree Sunderehwara (God of beauty) in this temple. This temple was built on April 11 in the year 1916.

    Arattu is the main festival here and the eight-day annual festival of the temple is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March- April). On the last day the Arattu (Holy Bath) ritual is held and is followed by a procession of caparisoned elephants and fireworks, which mark the end of the festival.

    Construction work around the temple (Nadapandal) is undergoing now and hope to complete before the arattu festival.

    Address: Talap, Kannur, Kerala 670002.
    Written 12 March 2019
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