Cannanore Lighthouse, Kannur

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Kannur
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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  • Visiting LightHouse at Kannur brings excitement in terms of being historic property, science exhibition (a tiny exhibition room explaining the history, instruments used at lighthouse). View from the t...  more »
  • When we visited the light house was closed, hence it may be good to check before going. But the walk around the place, to see the light house from out is outstanding with the view which is akin to fro...  more »
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