A city and municipal corporation in the Kannur
district of Kerala, Kannur
city is situated 518 kilometres north of Thiruvananthapuram. It is famous for its pristine beaches, native performing art (Theyyam), and handloom industry. The largest city of the North Malabar region, it boasts a great strategic military significance. The city also hosts the worlds largest naval academy. The loom industries functioning in the district and the ritualistic folk arts held in the temples here have earned this place the title of land of looms and lore.
is strategically placed on NH-66 between Kozhikode
and Mangaluru. This highway is soon to be turned into a four-lane one. There has also been a proposal to lay a bypass to further widen the national highway. The city enjoys smooth connectivity by several private and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses.
Railway Station is one of the important stations on the Southern Railway. The under-construction International Airport at Mattanur will become the fourth international airport in Kerala on completion. This airport will feature a 4,000-metre runway (the longest in Kerala) and state-of-the-art passenger terminal, besides other premium amenities. A comprehensive network of roads will allow easy access to the airport, and a proposal for railway line has also been suggested. Besides, ICICI KINFRA has prepared a Detailed Project Report for the development of Azhikkal Port in Kannur
The real estate market in this city is mostly dominated by end-use buyers seeking to live in spacious units. The property prices here are comparable with any well-developed city. There are several villas and apartments to provide housing solutions to home buyers, with the prime property locations in the city being Thana
, and Padanapalam
takes pride in its variety of tourist attractions beaches, hills, temples and monuments. Some of the famous beaches include Payyabalam, Baby, Meenkunnu, Azhikode Chal, and Drive-In. The other areas of interest include Arakkal museum, Mapila Bay, Snake Park, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Kottiyoor Utsavam held in the June-July period of the Malayalam calendar, is a huge religious event that attracts thousands of pilgrims. It lasts for 27 days. The city is also well-known for a number of its temples.
Being a military cantonment, Kannur
has a well-equipped social infrastructure, comprising a number of schools and institutions for higher education. The University attracts students from various parts of the country. There also is a decent mix of private and public hospitals providing quality health care facilities.