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Brief of Kannur
With the Western Ghats in the East (Coorg district of Karnataka), Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the South, Lakshadweep sea in the West and Kasargod in the North, Kannur is bounded by a wealth of Natural beauty. Kannur itself shares much of this natural splendor and has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the Indian state of Kerala. In addition, Kannur enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of colourful folk art and
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folk music of Kerala - notably Theyyam - a stylistic dance form guaranteed to make your visit to Kannur a memorable one!

History of Kannur
Kannur or Cannanore is one of the important sea coast towns of Kerala. It was the capital of the north Kothagiri rajas for many centuries. Kannur once a premier port of ancient Kerala, has been a favourite destination of foreign travellers from Europe, China and Arab countries. In his book of travels Marco Polo recounts his visit to the area circa 1250 A.D and referred Cannanore as a great Emporia of spice trade. In the ‘Periplus of the Erithrean Sea’ a Greek work of great antiquity,
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Kannur finds mention as 'Naura'. Other famous visitors included Fahian, the Buddhist pilgrim and Ibn Batuta, writer and historian of Tangiers. Kannur or Cannanore has many monuments of historical interest.

Climate of Kannur
Kannur is normally humid and hot most of the year around. But during November to February the weather in Kannur is agreeable and it is the recommended season for the tourists. For those interested in the monsoons, June to August would be ideal for feeling the fury of the rains in Kannur.
Summer February - May (24oC - 33oC)
Winter October - January (22oC - 32oC)

Languages of Kannur
Malayalam, English

Festivals of Kannur
Cherukunnu Famous for its Anna Poorneswari Temple, the weeklong annual festival is in April. There is a Kathakali-Panchavadya school called Asthikalalaya near the temple Kottiyoor There is a Shiva Temple here on the banks of the Bavali River. Thousands of devotees attend the annual 27 - day festival during May - June.
 
 
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