Loknath Weavers’ Co-operative


Established in 1955, this is one of the oldest cooperatives in Kannur and occupies a large building where weavers busily work away to the click of looms. You can stop by for a quick (free) tour and visit the small shop that displays the fruits of the workers' labours (with the obligatory sales pitch). It’s 3km east of Kannur town.

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2. Fort St Angelo

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3. Thottada Beach

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5. Payyambalam Beach

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Kannur town's main sandy strand is the blonde, 4km-long Payyambalam Beach, 3km west of the train station, just past the military cantonment.

6. Kerala Folklore Academy

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7. Thalasseri Fort

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8. Nalakunad Palace

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