Cannanore Lighthouse, Kannur

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The Kannur lighthouse is located near the Payyambalam Beach, a few kilometers from Kannur town, in Kerala state, south India. It is adjacent to the Sea View Park and the Government Guest House. The lighthouse is still active and overlooks the Arabian Sea.
Cannanore is the old English name for the town named Kannur. The lighthouse at Kannur is still often referred to as the Cannanore lighthouse.
Cannanore was an important seaport under the 15th century rulers of North Malabar, the Kolathiris and the Arakkal Kingdom. The port had maritime links with the ports of Madras, Colombo, Tuticorin, Alleppey, Mangalore, Bombay and Karachi.
The Portuguese led by Vasco Da Gama first landed at Kappad beach in 1498. They built the St. Angelo Fort at Kannur in the early 16th century. Almost two centuries later, the region came under the control of the British, who established a cantonment at Cannanore in the 19th century.
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  • The Cannonore Lighthouse was constructed in 1975 and commissioned in 1976. An extremely well maintained lighthouse it forms part of the Cochin Lighthouse District. We visited the lighthouse on our...  more »
  • Surely one of the best attractions to visit in Kannur. Ideal time to visit would be during evenings when Sun heat has gone down. Not recommended for elderly people as there are a lot of steps to...  more »

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