Thalassery (Malayalam: തലശ്ശേരി), also known as Tellicherry, is a town strategically located on the western coast of Kannur district on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. It is 22 km from the district headquarters at Kannur. Tellichery's geography is adorned with four rivers, cannals, hills with orange hued rock and long scenic coastline. Due to its costal location the town was the major commercial centre during the British rule in India and the British anglicized the Malayalam name Thalassery to Tellicherry. The British built a sea port in Tellicherry for exporting variety of spices. Thalassery is at times referred to as the city of cricket, cakes and circus.

Visit to Thalassery is always a joy because of its culture, food, historical monuments and growing fashion trend. Thalassery is growing tourist centre. And have a hap visiting here. The Government of Kerala declared Thalassery a heritage city.




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Air: The nearest airport is at Karipur, Kozhikode, about 93 km south.

Rail: Thalassery railway station is main station in which almost all the train stop. Kannur railway station is well linked to major towns up country as well as within the State.

Road: Thalassery is accessible by road from Kozhikode which is 67 Kilometers far.

              THALASSERY FORT
The British East India Company built the fort in 1708 to establish a stronghold on the Malabar Coast. The square fort, with its massive walls, secret tunnels to the sea and intricately carved huge doors, is an imposing structure. The fort was once the nucleus of Thalassery's development. It is now a historical monument.There is an information gallery inside the fort in which the pictures of Burial cave, forts, monuments under Archeological Department and paintings of olden times are exhibited

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            OVERBURY'S FOLLY
Overbury's Folly is an unfinished construction, or architectural folly, that now serves as a recreational park located in Thalassery. The folly is located on a hill near Thalassery District Court and is adjacent to a park. It slopes down from the sub-collector's bungalow to the rocks below and is named after its builder, E. N. Overbury, a Briton who served as a local judge at Thalassery in the 1870s. Today, Overbury's Folly has been renovated and redecorated as a tourist attraction. It is frequented by local people in the evenings as a place to relax. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly.

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           SREE JAGANNATH TEMPLE
A messenger from heaven came to overcome the devilish caste system. He gifted the pitiable society with Jagannath Temple. Sree Narayana Guru, who realized that no one should be denied of the temple entry on the basis of caste laid the foundation of Jagannath Temple for Ezhavas. Jagannath temple is within 2 km from Thalassery bus stand. Jagannath temple have been the display – arena of the craft finesse and are the persuasive testimony of the profound dedication of the devoted artisan . Astounding wooden carvings adorn the ceiling of the temple. Beyond caste and religion Jagannath Temple is a mesmerisings boon. The temple is open to people of all religion.

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              OLD JUMA MASJID

Also known as Stadium Juma Masjid is the foremost mosque in Tellichery, more than thousand years old. This mosque of indo - saraconni style of architecture was constructed during the times of Malik Ibu Dinar - who came to Kerala to propagate Islam among the people . The activities of Muslim renaissance began In Tellicherry from the court yard of this antique mosque lying in the Arabian Sea . After renovation this has become one of the most beautiful mosques of Kannur District and it is of course incredible heritage of Tellichery

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              ODATHIL MOSQUE
Odathil Palli (Odathil Mosque) is a 200 year old mosque in Thalassery. The mosque was built around 1806. It's roof is completely smeared with copper and the golden dome of the masjid seems to be glazing in its canopy. The teak wood bestowed by the king of Travancore was entirely used for it's construction. He constructed this beautiful mosque in Thalassery. Odathil Palli is indeed one of the destinations that tourists and travellers come to see. The highlights of Odathil Palli are that it has the typical Kerala architecture and it is in the heart of Tellicherry.

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  MUZHAPPILANGAD DRIVE-IN BEACH
The drive-in beach at Muzhappilangad, in the Thalassery-Kannur NH and 4 kms from Thalassery town is the longest drive-in beach of Kerala. A pleasant calm beach studded with rocks and caressed by friendly waves. Watching the waves, the gentle surfs and listening to the sound of waves will be a new experience to both domestic and foreign tourists. The radiant beauty of the blue sea with its white foam and green lagoons fringed with weathery palms and sparkling sand makes it an ideal picnic spot. Since the late 90's, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter.

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           DHARMADAM THURUTH
The miniscule portion of the heaven has fallen down in the saliferous Arabian Sea. The salutary Dharmadam Thuruth really rejuvenates the human nerves. Every one who immigrates to Thalassery will be captivated by the fascinating Dharmadam Thuruth. Nature is in perfect harmony here. The island, in the dappling blue waves of Arabian Sea, a five acre land with dense under growth covered with coconut palms and green bushes is a beautiful sight from the beach. The group of migrating birds from far away makes it a sojourn point in their itinerary. Now it is protected by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC)..

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              ST. ANGELO FORT


St. Angelo Fort (also known as Kannur Fort or Kannur Kotta), was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India and is a fort facing the Arabian Sea, situated 3 km from the town of Kannur. The fort is in the Cannanore Cantonment area. It is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. . St Angelo's fort is a most important historical monument and a popular tourist attraction.

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      PAYYAMBALAM BEACH, KANNUR



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.Payambalam is the largest and most beautiful beach in Kerala.

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       ST. THERESA'S CHURCH, MAHE




This is the most famous Christian Church in Malabar. It lies on the Main Road. The Church was built during French Reign and it stands as a monument to the legacy of French rule.

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