Anjarakandy is a small village in the South Indian state of Kerala in the Kannur district. The district headquarters of Kannur is just 18 km away. The village assumed importance in the global arena when the British-led East India Company established the Cinnamon Estate in 1767. To this day, visitors and tourists can witness the process of extracting cinnamon and preparation of oil.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kannur. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Malabar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kamalalayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs. 1,000) and Sky Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Anjarakandy is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Being close to the Arabian Sea coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. Some of the other places in Kannur which deserve special mention are St. Angelo’s Fort built by the Portuguese, the Thalassery Fort built by the British, the Ezhimala historical site established by the British, the Moppila Bay and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are the Calicut and Mysore Airports at distances of 97 and 143 km respectively.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 77 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Anjarakandy to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.