Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Kannur and Thalaserry Trip

Kannur and Thalaserry Trip:

Date: 18,19 August 2007
People : Mega,Satish,Ravi and Shashidhar

The plan was to attend my friend Jathin's Sisters marriage and hence see around Kannur.

All websites about Kannur boasted of many beaches and forts in the place and I was waiting to see them.

Places we had visited finally were

1. Thalasery fort
2. Muzhapilangad Beach
3. Kannur Fort
4. Payyambalam Beach Walkway
5. Payyambalam Beach
6. Kannur Lighthouse

Marriage

The Marriage happened peacefully without any fire ceremonies.

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As you can guess yourself, The guy in the Coat is Jathin, our host.
And he played the "Perfect Host" part perfectly. He had arranged a Tavera with a driver for us. That was too good to believe. :-)

Guesthouse

Our stay was at the Government Guest House, Kannur. The Guest House was constructed just next to the sea and had an amazing view of the sea.The sound of the waves were our company during the nights.

The Guesthouse had a fantastic view of the sea as you can see below. :-)

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Thalaserry fort

The Thalaserry Fort is at a distance of 20 km from Kannur and is a very small one.:-(

The Entrance to the fort:

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The tree inside the fort. The fort had nothing to show off except this big tree. :-(

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On top of the Rear Gate

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The Walls of the fort.

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Muzhupilangad Beach

The Muzhupilangad Beach is the most coolest beach I have ever visited. No soul in sight for kms and the beach is all for yours.

You can go the beach shore in your vehicle and drive in the beach for some 2 kms. Think of the scene in Alaipayuthey where Madhavan will shout "ava enna paathu sirichitta ..." in the beach . :-)

Our Driver with our vehicle in the beach.

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Also worth seeing here are the stange sight of the rocks in the middle of the sea.

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Kannur Lighthouse

The Kannur Lighthouse is a small very small lighthouse in the next compound to our guesthouse.

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Due to the very narrow time, that visitors are allowed (3.00 -5.00 PM) we didnt go inside the Light house.

Payyambalam Beach walkway

The walkway along the beach is a cool place to spend the evening.

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Kannur St.Angelo Fort

The St.Angelo Fort is the fort that is present in Kannur itself. It had a nice view of the sea.

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Inside the fort

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I have seen the below place in many films.

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The Beachview from the Fort at its best.

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Another view of the beach :-)

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Payyambalam Beach

This is a nice little beach to spend some time in the evenings.

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A big Thanks to Jathin for the stay, To Ravi for booking the tickets in time and himself sleeping uncomfortably in Side Upper Berth and to Satish for bringing a damn good Camcorder.

Cheers
Megarajan

7 comments:

Subbu said...

Photos are awesome. I suggest you can update the blog with all the details like maps, route information and spendings so that it will be a database for all travellers.

Megarajan said...

Hi senthil,

Yes, I am planning to do that for a long time.But none of the online map sites such as maps.google.com doesnt deliver good maps of obscure places like this. So waiting for google to cover all of india.

Megarajan

Anonymous said...

You are saying wrong

See kannur fort in wikimapia
http://wikimapia.org/92766/

See kannur city map
http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/kerala/kannur-map.html

Megarajan said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your comments.

But what is wrong in what I said.

Please point out exactly.

Thanks
Megarajan

manima said...

Dear Mr.Megarajan,

Hello to you. I have read ur travellogue abt kolli hills. I have also visited this place and really liked it very much.
I have planned to open a resort here since i have not found a good accommodation and food.
I need ur advice.

I am also frm IT consulting field.

Anonymous said...

I stayed in Payyanur ( which is in Kannur district) for 2 years and never knew of this place. And now I see alaipayuthey and find out that the movie was shot in Payambalam. How ironic is that? But thanks for the guide though.

anjali gupta said...

Nice post. One of the prime beach towns in Kerala, Cannanore is also known as the Land of Lord Krishna. For tourist attractions, check out these popular places to visit in Kannur.

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