Ezhimala, Kannur

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Ezhimala, a cluster of hills with a height of about 290 m, attracts tourists with its stunning beauty and emerald surroundings. The region has considerable historical importance for it once served as the capital of the ancient Mushika dynasty.

As an ancient port and a commercial hub, Ezhimala was widely popular during ancient times and is believed to have been visited by Lord Buddha. Many believe that the story behind the origins of this hill is associated with some events depicted in the epic Ramayana.

The most popular attractions of the region are a temple where Lord Hanuman is worshipped and a lighthouse named Mount Deli Lighthouse. Ezhimala is under the administration of the Indian Navy and has been declared as a restricted area since the Indian Naval Academy started functioning here in 2009.

Located at a distance of 55 km from the town of Kannur, the restricted areas of Ezhimala can be visited with the permission from the authorities. The beach in Ezhimala is a serene as well as scenic place to hang out. Ettikulam bay lies closer to the region, and travellers get the rare opportunity to watch dolphins at the bay.

 

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