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Weekend Trip to Thalassery, Kerala

Famous for

  • Beaches


Summer 24 to 36°C

Winter 20 to 32°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Bangalore: 326 kilometers / 6 h ,31 m

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One of the settlements of the British in India, the historical city of Thallassery or Thalassery is just 21 km from Kannur in the northern part of Kerala. Holding natural beauty in abundance this beach city also consists of small hills, misty cliffs and free flowing rivers. Also known as Tellicherry, this commercial town of the Malabar Coast, recently became Kerala’s first ‘Heritage town’. Many times referred to as the ‘City of Seven Hills’, Thalassery is the right kind of a weekend getaway from Bangalore, to enjoy a refreshing vacation along with friends and family. Thalassery is the second largest city of North Malabar and is also popular for its lip-smacking special Thalassery Biryani.

How to Reach Thalassery

By Train

The railway station in Thalassery is well- connected to all important cities in India including Bangalore. Direct train is available between the two cities.

By Air

The nearest airport to Thalasery is the Karipur international airport in Kozhikhode, which is around 94 km away. This airport is well-connected to Bangalore by regular flights. To go to Thalassery from the Kozhikode airport, you can rent a taxi.

By Road

Bangalore and Thalassery are well-connected to each other by a good network of road. It is suitable that you rent a car. Another option is to get on-board a state-run or a private deluxe bus from Bangalore up to Kozhikode bus stand, which is 70 km away from Thalassery. From here, you can further board a bus or hire a taxi.

Attractions in Thalassery

Overbury’s Folly

The half-done construction of Overbury’s Folly, today serves as an amusement park. Placed on a hilltop, named after E N Overbury, its builder, Overbury’s Folly is next to the Thalassery district court. He was a local judge in the 1870’s who wished to develop a picnic spot but could do so. This placed later was renovated into a proper tourist attraction.

Tellicherry Fort

Built in the year 1708 AD, Tellicherry Fort was popular for being the chief military centre of the British, which today is a prime attraction of the region. This fort was erected to commemorate to the colonial ruler of the East India Company in India. This magnificent fort was huge walls, secret tunnels and beautifully carved doors.

English Church

Also called St. John’s Anglican Church, the beautiful English Church is one of the oldest churches in the Kannur district. This church is known for its enchanting stained glass works, which were imported from London. This church surely charms its visitors, even today. The Catholic Rosary Church is another church, which is located adjacent to this.

Fisherfolk Temple

The road from Kannur town leading to Thalassery and then from Thalassery to Mahe houses the Fisherfolk temple. These three towns with the beautiful beaches look like a necklace that is adorned by the nature. This temple is visited by fishermen residing in the region in huge numbers. During your visit to this temple, marvel at the pristine beauty of the nature.


Kannur is a mix of 2 words. The word Kanna is used for Lord Krishna and the word Ur means places, which makes it the place of Lord Krishna. Kannur is a beautiful beach town that is dotted by a number of tourist attractions. Thalassery and Kannur are just a few kilometers away from each other.


Just a few kilometers away from Thalassery, Mahe is an extremely small place on the map of Kerala. Placed between Thalassery and Badagar on the western coast of the Indian peninsula, it is today a prime trade centre. Mahe gained popularity when the French made it their settlement in India after winning it from the British. This place is named after Mahe De Labourdannais, a young French captain.