Kannur



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Towards north of Kozhikode and Wayanad districts lies the district of Kannur in Kerala, which is a historically important region famous for its dazzling ritual performance called Theyyam. Historically important Kannur is a lively mélange of beautiful beaches, historic sites, interesting folk arts and folk music, rituals, religious practices and festivities. Kannur as a historical destination also is home to some of the traditional industrial sectors of Kerala. The region also has its place in the freedom struggle against the British.

 

Well-preserved Fort

The historical destination of Kannur in Kerala was an important port on the Arabian Sea and carried out trade with Persia and Arabia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.Kannur was also the British military headquarters on India’s west coast up to 1887. In conjunction with her elder sister Tellicherry,the historical destination of Kannur was the third largest city on the western coast of British India in the eighteenth century after Bombay and Karachi.

St. Angelos Fort is an important monument in Kannur,Kerala.This fort in the historical destination of Kannur is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.During British rule in India, Kannur was known by its Anglicised name of Cannanore, which is still in fairly common usage.

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