Panoor is a town in the Kannur district of Kerala. It is a census town located 34 km away from the major city of Kannur. Panoor is historically a political centre of Kerala. This region is known to be a stronghold of communist political parties. Many instances of politically-motivated violence are reported from this town. People of Panoor comprise mainly of the Hindu and Muslim communities. The town receives high levels of rainfall due to South-West monsoons.
Places to Stay
Only local home stays are available in Panoor. Some hotels in the nearby city of Kannur are Kairali Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 4000), Blue Nile (Tariff – Rs. 3000), Kannur Beach House (Tariff – Rs. 3000), Malgudi Holidays (Tariff – Rs. 2350), Green Park Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1150), and Mascot Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Panoor is Malayalam. However, English is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Panoor are the Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam and the Daksha Yaga which take place in June-July each year.
Places of Interest
Places of tourist attraction around Panoor include Payyambalam Beach (37 km), Sree Peralassery Temple (14 km from Kannur), Cannanore Lighthouse (34 km), Arakkal Museum, and Kottiyoor Vadakkeshwaram Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Panoor is the Calicut Airport. It is located about 117 km away from the city of Kannur.
The town is well connected with Kannur, Kabini (107 km) and Honnemardu (366 km).
There are daily bus services to Bangalore (300 km), Mangalore (150 km) and Trivandrum (450 km). Ashoka Travels, Lama Travels, PK Travels, and Kalpaka Travels offer reliable bus services to this town. You can now book your bus tickets from a number of travel portals checking out for the best bus ticket prices.