Paithalmala is a hill station in the Kannur district of Kerala in India.
Paithalmala one of the most beautiful, pleasant, calm hill station locate 60 km from kannur,kerala at 4500ft above sea level surrounded by valleys in all side of the hill and abundant in flora and fauna and abundant species of rare birds and animals. High scope for each tourist have fresh breath. The enchanting hill station offers a challenging trek to choose inclined to stretch their legs. Trekkers are rewarded by a profusion of exotic flora and fauna and an enchanting view from the top. The 300 acre wide sprawling area is a safe home to numerous birds, hundreds of butterflies, rare plants and trees. Even during this sweltering summer at paithalmala one can relish a real cool climate .Enroute to the top of the hill one can see the remains of the run down palace of the tribal king called vaithalkon.
Paithalkundu water falls
Paithalkundu water falls situated in the valley of paithalmala near paithalmount cottage. This water have 5 steps and this water falls is easily reachable and safest one for the tourist.
It is a mist covered mountain situated at 4000ft above sea level. This place is good for trekking and off road drive and evening is good time to visit here, view of sunset from here is amazing. It is just 6 km from paithalmount cottages.
It is a protected river delta, comprising a cluster of islands over the middle of thadikadavu river in Kannur spread over 10 acre of land densely populated with rich flora and fauna. The geographical peculiarity of this island makes this place evergreen with a green ambience. The uninhabited island is home to rare species of birds, orchid, herbal plants etc. The island is surrounded by streams. You can do in this fabulous island is to have a calm and lazy nature walk and take bath in stream, spent time for fishing.it is only 15 km from paithalmount cottages.
Vellikkeel back water eco park
This vellikkel eco-tourism project is nature livers delight.Vellikkeel has in store unexplored mangrove. The ecotourism destination is ideal for one day trip and tourist would have facilities for boating. The restaurant inside the park is famous for sea food.
Global art village,kalagramam
India's first state-run global artist village situated few kilometer from paithalmount cottages at kakkannanpara. The village of international standards to provide artists from the country and abroad a common platform to live and work together. Touted as the first such facility of global standards in the country, the village will offer separate studios providing a canvas to granite,wood,metal and clay artists.
Kanjirakolly is a beautiful sight where you can spend hours and hours just admiring the nature. As monsoon sets, the place is all the more alluring with its floral hills and valley that turns into a flowing stream among these hills. The beauty of the valley and hills is beyond explanation. This scenic spot is located around 65km from Kannur and 25km from Iritty. The roads leading to the spot are narrow, but the beauty that surrounds them are spellbinding.
The Ettikulam Beach lies at the northern boundary of Kannur. Rare medical herbs (Ramayana) with mythological significance grow on Ezhimala, the strange seven-peaked range. Around 50kms from here, is the Mount Deli Lighthouse, an old tower of great antiquity. It's maintained by the Navy and is a restricted area. The beach sand is of a different texture and the sea is bluer that in other areas. At the Ettikulam bay one could enjoy watching dolphins. Ezhimala Beach is situated at the top of a clump of hills at an altitude of 286m and it is 55 kilometers from Kannur. An ancient cave and a burial chamber are also present at the foot of the hill and the hills are known rewritten for a lot of medicinal herbs. An ancient mosque also resides on a nearby hill. This place has witnessed a lot of historical events in 11th century of North Kerala and it is also believed that Buddha has also visited this place.
Madayipara is a significant spot owing to its bio-diversity as well as history. In the past, Madayipara was the administrative center of the Ezhimala kings. In and around Madayipara, one can find remnants from the past. At the southern side of the hill, stand the remains of a fort called Pazhi Kotta (kotta means fort in Malayalam). Here one can also find watchtowers at the four corners of the fort. Between AD 14 and AD 18, Madayipara used to be the site for the coronation ceremony of the rulers of the princely state of the erstwhile Kolathunadu.
The hillock of Madayipara, which carries several signs of historic relevance, is also a place important from a religious point of view. Here, a pond in the shape of a hand held mirror, connected to ancient Jewish settlers is another historic attraction. Similarly, a temple at this site, called Vadukunda Siva Temple and the adjoining lake, about an acre in extension form yet another attraction at Madayipara. The lake near the temple will not go dry even in hot summer months and remains a source of nourishment to life forms at Madayipara. The pooram festival of Madayi Kavu (kavu family temples and those in the midst of thick vegetation) held at Madayipara has been responsible for much of its fame.
With regard to the bio-diversity of Madayipara, it has been found that the region contains about 300 flowering plants, about 30 varieties of grass, and several insect-eating plant species. Madayipara is also home to several rare medicinal herbs, which are sought by people from near and far off places. Coming to avian life, Madayipara sustains about 100 species of butterflies and about 150 species of birds. Among the biggest butterflies in the world, the Atlas butterfly is a visitor to Madayipara.
Ezhimala Mountains and beach lies at the northern boundary of Kannur about 55 km from the town. The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Carved stone pillars and an ancient burial chamber can be seen at the foot of the hills. The hills are noted for rare medicinal herbs.
A Naval Academy is being developed here. Permission is required for entry. There is an old tower of great antiquity here: the Mount Deli light house. It is maintained by the Navy and is a restricted area. At the Ettikulam bay one could enjoy watching dolphins.
Payyambalam Beach is a beach in Kannur district of Kerala in India that attracts tourists and local people. It often finds mention in tourism related publications as a beautiful beach. It has now a garden close to it. The beach is just 2 km from Kannur town A sculpture Mother and Child by Kanayi Kunhiraman is an attractive feature of the beach garden. A part of the garden is especially for children. However, if you decide to hide away at this beach destination, your stay should be arranged in the town 2 km away. The essential plus points about the Payyambalam Beach are its cleanliness, its distance from the town and the beauty of its gardens. Payyambalam beach is a favorite picnic spot for the local residents.
This center of worship and faith has in store many unique practices and rituals, and the temple architecture itself stands testimony to this aspect. Located 20 km away from Kannur, a northern district of Kerala, the Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple on the banks of the Valapatnam River attracts people from all sections of the society irrespective of religion and caste The temple is also a popular destination for travelers and pilgrims to savour the charm of Theyyam,a ritual that is performed here on a daily basis. Men adorning masks and costumes with a riot of colors perform this temple art form and it represents conflict between good and evil with good ultimately emerging victorious.
Parassinkkadavu Snake Park
The Parassinikadavu Snake Park is one of the major attractions of Kannur District itself. The Snake Park, which is a subsidiary unit of the Pappinisseri VishachikitsaSociety, is the only one of its kind in the State and perhaps the whole of India. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, most of which are becoming extinct gradually. There is a large collection of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park. Other than the snakes, there are other kinds of rare animals, reptiles and birds like the endangered species of Simhavalan Monkeys and Crocodiles.
st. Angelo Fort
St. Angelos Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea coast about 2km from Kannur town. It was attacked in vain by the local Indian ruler Zamorin and kolathiri in the Siege of Cannanore . Today, St. Angelos Fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The fort offers a fascinating view of the Moppila Bay and Dharmadom Island. Dharmadom Island, only 5 acres in area, is situated 100 meters away from the mainland in the Arabian Sea. The Moppila Bay is a natural fishing bay. A sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Today, the bay has turned into a modern fishing harbor, developed under the Indo-Norwegian Pact.
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is a beach in the state of Kerala in southwestern India. It is located parallel to National Highway 66 between Kannur and Thalassery. This beach is the second longest Drive-In Beach in India, Kerala is only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad beach which stretches across four kilometers of sand where one can drive down the entire length. Adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing and microliter flights are possible at the Muzhappilangad Beach in Thalassery. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala.
The Pazhassi Dam also called Kulur Barrage is a stone masonry diversion structure in Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is named after king Pazhassi Raja, a local warrior. The dam is built at Kuyiloor across the Valapattanam River, in the basin of the West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari. It rises in the Coorg (in Karnataka)
Over three and a half centuries old, Bekal Fort looms large against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea. Soaring observation towers, once cannon emplacements, splendors of the sea that spread to the north, south and west and the rich naturescapes to the east, a water reservoir with a long flight of steps and a magazine for storing ammunition add to the mystery of the place. Folklore has it that there are several secret underground passages here, once used for military purposes. With two of them now open to the public, one can as well take a walk down the corridors of time.
Bekal is the most famous of the forts of Kasaragod.
Dharmadam Island (Green Island) is a small 2 hectare private island in Thalassery, Kannur District, Kerala. It lies 100 meters from the mainland at Dharmadam. This island, covered with coconut palms and dense bush is a beautiful sight from the Muzhappilangad beach. During low tide, one can walk out to it from the beach
Kottiyoor Shiva temple
Kottiyoor is a famous Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Sri Kottiyoor temple is also known as the "Dakshina Kashi" or "Varanasi of the South" and attracts lakhs of devotees every year during the "Vaisakha Maholsavam" celebrations.Kottiyoor is totally different from any other temple. Set amidst the jungle, nourished by a flowing river in serene surroundings, you will feel the divine energy the moment you step on this mythical land
The Rajarajeswara temple is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur.The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala. It also has a prominent place amongst the numerous Shiva temples in South India. It had the tallest shikhara amongst the temples of its time. The Rajarajeshwara temple has a top of about 90 tonnes.