Keraladeshpuram Temple, an ancient and historic Hindu temple of South India, is located at a distance of about 3 km from Tanur town. A coastal town of Malappuram district, Tanur is known as one of the oldest Portuguese settlements.
The presiding deity of this ancient temple is Lord Vishnu and history has it that it was visited by Saint Francis Xavier in the mid sixteenth century. The present structure of the temple is a renovated one which was rebuilt after having been destroyed by Tipu Sultan of Mysore.
The temple is situated close to Tanur Beach, and it offers a tranquil ambience to visitors. One of the key features of the temple is its remarkable mural paintings depicted on the walls. The main annual festival of the temple falls in the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam. Other popular destinations around the town include Trikkaikattu Temple and Math, Shobha Parambu Devi temple and Vettakkorumakan Temple.