Madai para is located in kannur district in kerala. The prime attraction in madai para is a beautiful mosque , which was built in 12 th century. This mosque was constructed by using white marbles, imported from Arabia. A marvelous structure built by Tipu sultan known by the name Ram shackle fort attracts thousands of tourists to madai para.
Another attraction in madai para is ‘ madai kavu temple and vadakunnu temple.
Recently the kottiyur wildlife sanctuary is added to the existing aralam wildlife sanctuary, so that the total extent of wildlife area increased in kannur district. According to the estimation of kerala government kottiyur wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 3037.98 hectares. The aralam wild life sanctuary covers the northern parts of kerala , having an area of 5500 ha. . by the recent order from the forest department , says that kottiyur is a part of aralam , so the total area of wildlife sanctuary becomes 8537.98 ha. . the new wild life sanctuary is under the control of Aralam wildlife division of kannur forest department.
The aralam wild life sanctuary was created by taking lands from the odenthodu, thalasseri forests, malavaram , and kottiyur reserve forest. The kottiyur reserve forest consists of semi ever green and ever green forests , which consists of rich biodiversity.
The forest department of kerala submitted a new proposal to form a new wildlife sanctuary Thirunelli.
Payyambalam is a beautiful beach in kannur district of kerala . it attracts thousands of tourists . The beach is about 2 km away from kannur town.
A beautiful sculpture of a mother and a child , is an interesting feature of this beach. A garden , which consists of so many plants and flowers are also associated with this beach. It serves as a location for movies , for example the most famous movie Alai payuthae by Maniratnam has been shot here. Also it is one of the largest beach in kerala.
AREA: 2990 sq km
TOURIST SEASON: AUGUST TO MARCH
The kannur district is a part of western ghats ,Arabian sea I nthe west and kasargodu district is in north . the kannur district has a plenty of picnic spots, beaches ,resorts and hill stations.
FESTIVALS IN KANNUR
Number of festivals are associated with kannur. The festivals vary in nature and periodicity. The annual festival at siva temple is last for 27 day
SRI SUNDRESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
The temple is on the name of lord siva.
SRI KRISHNA TEMPLE
The temple dedicated to lord krishana. It is about 6 km from kannur. The traditional art forms are kathakali, ottamthullal, etc.
SRI JAGANATHA TEMPLE
The temple is about 3 km from thalassery. The deity was installed by the famous sri narayana guru.
MUCHILOTTU BHAGAVATHI TEMPLE
It is about 36 km from kannur. The temple is dedicated to goddess bhagavathi .
MALLIYOTTU KURUMBA BHAGAVATHI TEMPLE
The temple lies at kunjimangalam . it is dedicated to goddess kadanapally.
The temple located at mundalur. The temple is dedicated to lord muruga.
SRI KRISHNASWAMY TEMPLE
It is on of the ancient temple which is dedicated to lord parassurama
SRI ANNAPOORNESWARY TEMPLE
Sri annapoorneswary temple is about 15 km from kannur. The temple reflects excellent architecture. The temples is on the name of lord Krishna and goddess annapoorneswary .
The beautiful angelo fort was constructed in 16 th century during Portuguese rulers. The fort had then been in the possession of the dutch , Portuguese and brittish . The fishing harbour ‘mappila’ can see from this fort.
KALARIVATHUKKAL SRI BHAGAVATHI TEMPLE
It is about 6 km from kannur. The temple dedicated to goddess Bhadrakali the goddess of Bravery.
This is a beautiful beach attracting thousands of tourists. It is only 2 km from kannur.
Arakkal kettu is the palace of Arakkal ali raja’s , muslim ruler’s .
It is about 15 km from kannur. The black rocks which forebode the deep currents and fresh waters are characteristic of this wonderful beach . the beach offers the facility for swimming.
It is about 15 km from kannur. The river Valapattanam nourish this place. The muthappan temple is located at the banks of this river. ,which is a famous pilgrimage centre.
KIZHUNNA EZHARA AND MEENKUNNU BEACHES
The beaches are about 12 km from kannur. The beaches attracts thousands of tourists .