A town and a municipality in Kannur district of Kerala, Mattanurlies between Kannur, Thalassery and Iritty.It is an important junction that connects Kodagu and Kannur.A small town, Mattanur is well-known for its various tourist attractions. The town is famous for musical performanceswith the traditional percussion instrument, thechenda.The folk-cultural festivals in the town are popular across the state.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mattannur. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sky Park and Kanjirakkattu Heritage Home that offer rooms from Rs.1200 onwards.
The Mattanur‘Kavu’ where ancient folk rituals called Theyyam is performed from January to April is popular. The annual 8-day Utsavamat the SreeMahadeva temple, which begins on February 27th and the 8-day Kumbhamasam at PerincherySree Vishnu Kshethram during the Malayalam month of 'Uthrattathi' brings in devotees from across the state. The KottiyoorVysakhaMahotsavam commemorating the DakshaYaga is another famous festival at the temple.
Malayalam is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Pazhassi Dam (5kms), PerincherySree Vishnu Kshethram (2kms), SreeMahadevatemple (2kms), and the ChalayilMahavishnuKshetram(2kms) are famous in the region.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kozhikode.
The nearest railway station is at Edappally
Mattannur Bus Standruns regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Cauvery Travels, Lama Travels, Ashoka Travel Agency and Golden Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.