Kannur -- the land of Theyyam
a major port area, this is now a place known for its handloom and beedi
industries. Some of Kerala's finest weavers come from this district. Kannur
is also the headquarters of the country's largest and best-run beedi co-operatives
which produces the famous brand, Kerala Dinesh beedi.
Chirakkal: Chirakkal, 6 kms from Kannur is where the Kolathiri lived.
Madayil: The famous 12 century mosque at Madayil, a village 22 kms from Kannur was built by Malik Ibn Dinar with white marble said to have been brought from Arabia. The Madayil beach is also splendid.
Parassinikkadavu snake park: Parassinikkadavu snake park signifies the great role-played by snakes in keeping the ecology of nature. The park is dedicated to preservation and conservation of snakes most of, which are getting extinct gradually. It has snake pits and fifteen glass cases for snakes and two big glass cases for King Cobras. There are about 150 snakes including Spectacled Cobras, Monosialed Cobras, Russels Viper, Pit Viper and three magnificent King Cobras. And there is also a large collection of non-poisonous snakes and large pythons.