St. Angelo’s Fort (also known as Kannur Fort or Kannur Kotta), is a fort facing the Arabian Sea, situated 3 km from the town of Kannur. 

St. Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea about 3 km from Kannur town. It was attacked in vain by the local Indian ruler in the Siege of KANNUR(1507).
On August 1509 Almeida, refusing to recognize Afonso de Albuquerque's as the new portuguese governor to supersede himself, arrested him in this fortress after having fought the naval Battle of Diu. Afonso de Albuquerque was released after three months' confinement, and become governor on the arrival of the grand-marshal of Portugal with a large fleet, in October 1509.

The fort changed hands several times. In 1663 the Dutch captured it and sold it to the Arakkal Royal Family in 1772. The British conquered it in 1790 and transformed it into one of their major military stations on the Malabar Coast. 
It is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. A painting of this fort and the fishing ferry behind it can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

 The fort is in Cannanore cantonment area. St Angelo's fort is a most important historical monument and a good tourist centre. Here Kerala Police have posted 6 Tourism Policemen for the protection and guidance to the tourists. Among them one Policeman Sathyan Edakkad has detailed knowledge about this fort and the surrounding places. He wrote and published a book in Malayalam language named Vasco da Gamayum Charitrathile Kaanapurangalum (Vasco da Gama and the unseen pages of history). In this book, he describes the past and present situation of the fort.
The Moppila Bay Harbor and Arakkal Mosque are near the fort. The fort is now renovated and well-maintained under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. Tourists are allowed entry to the fort every day of the week between 8 AM to 6 PM. 

3 kms from Kannur  
Nearest Railway Station: Kannur
Nearest Bus Station: Kannur
Nearest Airport: Kozhikode (120 kms).
                      Naval Academy Ezhimala(NAVAC) is located at in the Kannur (Cannanore) District of Kerala, which forms a part of its North Malabar Region. Nestled between the imposing Mount Dilli, serene Kavvayi backwaters and majestic Arabian Sea, NAVAC provides an idyllic setting for training with its picturesque and tranquil environment. This is the premier training establishment of the Indian Navy and will conduct the basic training for all officers being inducted into the Indian Navy under various schemes. INS Zamorin is the base depot ship for administrative and logistic support for NAVAC.
NAVAC has been specifically formulated to mould you into a morally upright, physically robust, mentally alert and technologically aware professional, dedicated to excellence. The implementation of the curriculum is oriented to ensure a clean break from the traditional strait jacketed mentality and infuse in you a sense of innovativeness, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for excellence. The staff is committed to impart the highest quality of training, and to mould trainees into officers and gentlemen/ladies.
Location . Naval Academy, Ezhimala is situated approximately 35 km North of Kannur (Cannanore) and 135 km South of Mangalore, on the West Coast of peninsular India.
Accessibility . NAVAC is well connected by rail and road. The nearest railway station is at Payyanur, a town located 12 km away from the Naval base. Payyanur is situated along NH 17 between Mangalore and Kannur. The broad gauge railway line links Payyanur to Mumbai and other major cities in Western, Central and Northern India via the Konkan Railway. The broad gauge rail network also links Payyanur to Chennai and other major cities in Eastern India (via Chennai) and Southern India (via Palakkad). The nearest airport is located at Mangalore, about 150 km from INS Zamorin. There is regular private bus service between INS Zamorin, Payyanur and Kannur.
              The nearest railway station from INS Zamorin is Payyanur. Trainees arriving from various destinations should disembark only at Payyanur Station. Payyanur station can be reached as follows:-
(a)   RAIL. All trains on the Konkan Railway route except Rajdhani Express (plying between Delhi- Thiruvananthapuram) Sampark Kranti Express (plying between Chandigarh – Thiruvananthapuram), Jodhpur Express (plying between Jodhpur – Thiruvananthapuram) and Jaipur Maru Sagar Express (plying between Jaipur – Ernakulam) halt at Payyanur.
(b)   ROAD. NH 17 connects Payyanur with Kannur and Mangalore. There are regular State Government and Private bus services connecting Payyanur to Kannur and Mangalore. The candidates arriving by bus are to disembark at Payyanur bus stand (located within Payyanur town, about 04 km from Railway station).
(c)   AIR. Payyanur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is located at Mangalore, 150 km from Payyanur. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate services to & from Mangalore. The other airport is at Kozhikode ( Calicut), 145 km from Payyanur. Both, Mangalore and Kozhikode, are well connected to Payyanur by road and rail.

The Naval Academy has a full-fledged post office. The postal and telegraphic address during your stay at the Academy will be as follows:-
(a) Postal Address .
Cadet _________________
Indian Naval Academy
Naval Academy PO
Kannur, Kerala 670310
b) Telegraphic Address
Cadet __________________
Care Training Captain
Indian Naval Academy
Naval Academy PO, Kannur
Kerala 670310
(c) Official Address. All official letters must be addressed to The Commandant, Naval Academy on the following address:-

The Commandant
(for Training Captain)
Indian Naval Academy,
Naval Academy PO,
Kannur, Kerala 670310
Official E-Mail Address .
Important Telephone Numbers
Ser No
1.Commander Training Team04985-223700
3.Flotilla Duty Officer04985-222786
Note : - On reporting, trainees will be accommodated in one of the Squadrons at the Naval Academy. Each Squadron can  consist  of  upto  four  divisions  with  approximately  40  trainees  in  each division. The  squadron  is headed  by  a Squadron Commander who is of the rank of Commander/ Lieutenant Commander and assisted by Divisional Officers of the rank of Lieutenant. Each Division comprises a mix of trainees from various courses and is controlled and monitored, by the Divisional Officer assisted by Trainee Appointments in the Squadron/Division. The divisional system thus provides for close monitoring, guidance and counselling of trainees in all their activities. The squadrons form the living areas for trainees, whilst the classroom instructions and outdoor training are conducted in separately designated training areas.

                Over the years, 'Kasargod' acquired the considerable importance as a centre of  Islam on the west coast. It is the site of one of the mosques believed to have been founded by Malik Ibn Dinar. The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one of the best kept and most attractive in the district, is located at 'Thalangara'.  It contains the grave of Malik Ibn Mohammed, one of the descendants of Malik Ibn Dinar and the place is sacred to  Muslims.   Another notable mosque, in Kasaragod is the Theruvath Mosque which is in the centre of the town.  An important local celebration takes place every year in commemoration of the arrival of 'Malik Ibn Dinar'.  The 'Uroos attract pilgrims' from all over India.


Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid,
Thalangara P.O.
Kasaragod - 671122
President : 09446282603
Secretary : 09447707798
Treasurer : 09447700003
Office : 04994 224171
Email :
Qazi : 09349978167
: 04994-221461
Academy: Office : 04994-329294
Email :
Anandashram P.O.,
Kanhangad 671531
Dist. Kasaragod,
Tel: (0467) 2203036/ 2209477

The Bhajan Hall is the main venue for various programs throughout the day, including chanting of Ram Nam, Flower Offering at 7:30am, and Arati at 12:00 and 9:00pm.

The Samadhi Shrines of Papa and Mataji are the other main places for Ram Nam. On alternating days, one Samadhi will be for chanting and the other for silence.

Beginning at 6am in the Shrine allocated for Ram Nam, chanting continues in half-hour shifts alternating between men and women up till 6pm and then culminates in Arati. One may join at one’s own prompting – as is the case with all Ashram programs.
The two buildings of the "Goshala" provide accommodation for the Ashram's resident cows. All the Ashram milk is provided by them.

The two buildings of the "Goshala" provide accommodation for the Ashram's resident cows. All the Ashram milk is provided by them.
Hosdurg Fort was built by Somasekhara Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in 19th century. Hosdurg is 35 km away from Kasargod town.
Hosdurg Fort is notable for its large round bastion and brick walls. Most of the fort has now fallen down.   A nearby attraction is the internationally known spiritual centre, 'Nithyanandashram', four kilometres away