Must-see attractions in Northern Kerala

  • B
    Bekal Beach

    Overlooked by Bekal's majestic fort, the beachfront encompasses a grassy park and a long, beautiful stretch of gold-tinged sand that gets busy on weekends…

  • K
    Kerala Folklore Academy

    At this traditional-arts training academy overlooking Chirakkal Pond, 6km north of Kannur, you can see vibrantly coloured folklore costumes in the museum…

  • J
    Jain Temple

    The 13th-century Jain temple on the western edge of Sultanbatheri has splendid stone carvings and is an important monument to the region’s strong…

  • T
    Tali Temple

    Dating back to the 14th century but restored in the 18th century, Calicut's major temple is dedicated to Shiva and open only to Hindus.

  • M
    Mananchira Square

    The former courtyard of the Zamorins, this large central park still preserves its original spring-fed tank.

  • P
    Pookot Lake

    Around 3km southwest of Vythiri (10km southwest of Kalpetta), Pookot Lake is a beautiful mirror framed by forest. With well-maintained gardens, a cafe, a…

  • C
    Calicut Beach

    The city beach, 1km west of the city centre, is enjoyable for a sunset promenade stroll but not really a place for swimming.