A clean, lengthy beach with sun bathing and swimming facilities.There is an aesthetically designed park in the beach premises, which provides place for children to play and an open stage from where cultural programs are held periodically.
A Portuguese fort built in 1505 AD by the Viceroy Don Francise De Almeda. This was later occupied by the Dutch and English, this historical monument is being maintained by the archeological survey of India. From this fort there is a good view of the Mappila bay.
This palace was once occupied by the kings of Arakkal family and now it is totally renovated by the tourism department and is a must-see spot while at Kannur. The famous Chirakkal Kovilakam is another attraction in Kannur.
It is situated at Ezhimala which is said to be the largest Naval Academy in Asia. The Indian Naval Academy is the initial officer training establishment of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard, located in Ezhimala, near Payyanur, Kannur district, Kerala.
This 4 kilometer long drive in beach is probably the first of its kind in this country. This is from where the tourism department conducts adventure sports like Paragliding, Parachute Jumping etc.
Developed as a tourist spot is ideal for trekking & Paragliding, at an altitude of about 4500 ft above sea level. Paithalmala has a cool and salubrious climate even during summer season, thus making it a popular destination for comfort stay.