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Kannur Hillstation

Kannur is situated on the south western state of Kerala. This beautiful hilly town is sheltered in fog, dense forest and tea plantations. The etymological meaning of the name goes deep, deep in its religious context. It is the anglicized version of the local name Kannan, the Hindu deity Krishna. The varied natural diversity here makes it all the more endearing- beaches, hills, rivers, backwaters. Kannur is also known for its superb handiwork, craftsmen and handicraft products.

It is also one of the cities of Kerala that is more actively related with art and culture in Kerala. The Theyyam dances of Kannur are highly acclaimed in India. These are basically erformed during festivals and festivals. Kannur Hill Station is frequented by the tourists especially during the sweltering heat of the summer.

This is an ideal spot for trekkers and hikers. You can have a quick 6 kilometers trek to the top. The natural resources of the hill make it an ideal shelter for wildlife and the avian species. A drive of 55 kilometers will take you to the scenic hill station of Ezhimala. This secluded spot is an ideal bet if you are thinking of spending a quiet day away from the din and bustle of the city.

At the bottom of the hill there is an ancient cave and a small burial chamber. The whole thing is rather creepy yet adventurous. As you climb uphill a mosque greets your eyes. It is a beautiful piece of architecture with sculptured stone pillars. A beautiful beach is there just adjoining the hill, sea kissed hill would be the right term for this hill.The whole thing gives a completely mesmerizing picture of the Kannur Hill Station.

Getting There:

The nearest international airport is at Kozhikode It is also well connected to all major cities railway stations like Kochi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram etc.

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