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  • Prateek Gautam
    Bengaluru, India18 contributions
    Its a pretty big beach and the best part is you can take your vehicle right next to the ocean.
    Sand is flat and hard enough to drive.
    BUT, do not park your vehicle right next to the Sea or take your vehicle in Sea. We saw a car getting stuck as they went pretty close to the waves where the sand was loose.

    Also, do not drive too fast else when you’ll apply brakes your car is gonna skid.
    With these precautions you can drive safely here.

    Pro-tip: towards the right hand side after crossing few stones there are two small beautiful and clean beaches. Do visit there and thank me later. :)
    Written 17 April 2022
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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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  • Praveenop
    Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
    This crescent shaped beach is right in the city and is one of the attractions of Kannur. There is no beach life here . Almost all visitors come here to enjoy the gentle breeze and view the sunset. So much can be done here to promote the beach but nothing is done here.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • avinash yadav
    Munnar, India4 contributions
    If you wanna spent some peaceful time let's come..not malls, shops, vehicles...just pure air❤️
    Evening you can hear some peaceful songs from temples, and baanku vili from mosque.
    Written 15 November 2020
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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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  • 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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  • Abduljaleel Sajid
    Qatar14 contributions
    Nice & clean, variety of shops to go for window shopping. They have a good collection of branded store too, with food court & children's play area.
    Written 20 February 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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  • David John
    Kochi (Cochin), India49 contributions
    Dharmadom Island located near Thalassery in Kannur has turned into favourite for tourists seeking a secluded and tranquil atmosphere. This stunning island is covered with a canopy of coconut palms and dense bushes, surrounded by rivers on three sides and the sea on the other. The place gives a brilliant view of the confluence of the Anjarakandy and Thalassery rivers.
    Written 3 November 2019
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  • sudr
    34 contributions
    This place 12KM from payyanur town and 45KM from Kannur Airport is a bit of hidden gem. The set up is unique with 300M high ezhimala hill on the background.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • EkMusafir
    Pune, India2,206 contributions
    This is one of the most pristine beaches of Kannur, on the Malabar coast. The beach is difficult to get to if you are staying in Kannur city, but quite accessible by a short walk if you are staying in one of the many resorts located opposite or near the beach. It is sandwiched between Thottada Beach to the north and Ezhara Beach to the south. The three beaches are separated by some rocky outcrops of hilly land.

    From Ivory Coast’e, the resort where we were staying, there was a short cut with steps leading down to the northern end of the beach. From here we could walk down about one and a half kilometre to the southern end. The beach is very clean compared to any of the other commercialised beaches. There were no food and drink stalls, nor any restaurant shacks like you find in Goa. We could just stand and observe the waves lashing the shore and rolling up to our feet. It looked safe enough to swim.

    The best time to visit the beach is in the evening to take in a glorious sunset. We would love to come to Kannur again to enjoy the two pristine beaches, Kizhunna and Thottada.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • travelerraghu
    Tirunelveli, India126 contributions
    This dam site is situated around 40 kms from Kannur. Even though the dam site is good for picnic, your time will be waste to reach here. Since just a picnic spot with scenic beauty, you can skip this place as there are more other places to visit. There is park and play also. Not well maintained and very unclean.
    Written 29 June 2017
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  • jishnumj
    Kochi (Cochin), India590 contributions
    This is good place for relaxation we are so entertained on there and we have to see the real beauty of sunset and sunrise. It's a one of the best place for to visit.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • Prateek Gautam
    Bengaluru, India18 contributions
    Relatively clean, very less clouded, secluded beautiful beach with nice golden sand. We went in the afternoon and there was no-one around. The route leading to the beach is quite narrow and ends abruptly but since not many people go there its unlikely you’ll get stuck in traffic.
    In case you want to spend long hours there, i recommend carrying your own food.
    Written 17 April 2022
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