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.
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.
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.
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.