Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Kannur

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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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  • JK Shetty
    Pallivasal, India12 contributions
    I visited this place during my stay and is absolutely fabulous place. Good spot for picnic. The place was cool since its winter. The photo shoot was perfect and recommend people to travel this place
    Written 26 November 2020
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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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  • skaypee
    Bengaluru, India471 contributions
    Located in Parassinikadavu, almost 18 kms. from Kannur city, this park needs more rides to get value for money. The giant wheel was not operational when I visited last week. In-house restaurant, though slightly expensive for the food provided, is okay. The staff was helpful throughout. The rates should be brought down in line with the rides offered.

    One can combine a visit to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Snake Park and Vismaya in one go.
    Written 18 October 2019
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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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  • wandererlust
    Mumbai, India154 contributions
    Kavvayi is a group of small islands, near Payyannur in the Kannur district of Kerala state in India. It has been mentioned by name by significant global travelers, including Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Abdul Feda. The island was originally named "Kavvill Pattanam" and Chinese ships used to dock here to sell goods and take spices back home.

    The Kavvayi Backwater is the third largest backwaters in Kerala and the largest one in north Kerala. The beauty of the place can be best explored on Kayaks and country boat cruises,, preferably in early morning and late evenings.  Kannur district has 80 percent of the mangrove population in Kerala, and Kavvayi has some of the most picturesque ones. 

    Kavvayistories organises curated mangrove kayaking and camping trips, and we were lucky to discover them whilst we planned our trip to Kavvayi. Jithin was extremely helpful and put us novices at total ease. Given the limitation with the no of people who could travel on one kayak, he  helped us by taking care of our son. The mangroves are beautiful, and  very photogenic - just perfect for the instagram pics.  We so wish we could have also planned for the night camping that Kavvayistories organises. That's something we will definitely do the next time we are in Kannur. 

    Kayaking at Kavvayi is a must visit, and jithin and team are very highly recommended.

    Written 6 January 2022
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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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  • Zeba Naushad
    Kannur, India5 contributions
    It's a cool place to hang out with family. Very reasonably priced and with adequate play zones and recreational facilities. Food stalls and boating in the beautiful river makes it a memorable outing. Would love to go back.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • aruvi007
    Kochi (Cochin), India67 contributions
    Me and my family went to the snake park in this last week with my family, this is a mini zoo. So many other animals also inside in this park
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • We landed on dharmadam by chance which was not much on itenary. After checking out few places we were not very happy and then thought of trying dharmadam.. To our surprise place was awesome with no one around. Amazed to see such a clean beach in India.. It is amazing...Try this place in early morning hours and you will get the best out of it. There is an island which is accessible by walk if the tides are not very high. Have a beach walk,meditate, feel serenity and come back after having a cup of tea in one and only local tea shop in the beach😊Happy travelling...
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • David John
    Kochi (Cochin), India49 contributions
    This is a wildlife sanctuary located in kannur district kerala. We can see animals like elephant, buffallos here. You can enjoy ur day here and should obey the instructions from officials.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • wandererlust
    Mumbai, India154 contributions
    The Arakkal museum is located close to the heart of Kannur city, and is a place that mist be visited to understand the history behind the Arakkal  Ali Raja family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala. The museum is based within the former residence of the royal family, and transports you to architecture, heirlooms and artefacts from a different era. This is a must visit for people who love their history. The museum is closed on Mondays and charges a nominal entry fee. The staff is friendly, and one gentleman in particular, ensured that we were guided appropriately on the history all around. 
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Dream815614
    Kannur, India16 contributions
    its located near to the payangadi town. boat ride and other activies are available.
    from chootad beach you can see the place where sea and river joins.
    Written 17 September 2018
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