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Kannur often known as ‘the crown of Kerala’ because of its natural treasures, is edged by the Western Ghats in the east and Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, the Lakshadweep Sea in the west and Kasargod in the north. With the Lakshadweep Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east, and the Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, Kannur is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. It lies at a distance of 310km from Kochi and 92km from Kozhikode.

Kannur is a land associated with abundant myths and legends and you can still hear many ancient tales of the past from the locales.No wonder then it’s referred to as the land of folklores! Kannur was cited as NAURA in the illustrious Greek work of great antiquity- The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. It was the place from where King Solomon is said to have collected timber for erecting the famed Temple of Jerusalem. It was this heaven-like place of astounding beauty to which Jawaharlal Nehru referred to as the Garden of India. This place is the melting pot of many cultures, religions and traditions and the state of Kerala owes its cultural, political and industrial heritage to Kannur.

The Mutthappan Temple is located at Parassinikadavu, on the banks of Valapattanam River and the temple is dedicated to the unusual deity who is the lover of fried fish and toddy. The Old Juma Masjid is an important mosque in the town. St. Johns Church, the renowned Church also exists in Kannur.These are some of the pilgrimage attractions in Kannur.

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