Iritty, is one of the beautiful hill side towns of Kerala. Iritty is blessed with tourist attractions, like Pazhassi Dam, Alaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Farm, Randamkadavu State border,Pazhassi Dam Catchment areas and many more...! Paithal Mala : (35 km), St. Angelo's Fort : Kannur : (45 Km), Muzhappilangad Beach: Kannur (55 km) and Thalassery Fort Thalassery Fort: ( 45 km) some near tourist atractions.
Pazhassi Dam: An ideal retreat for tourists, the dam site is famous for its scenic beauty. The Kannur District Tourism Promotion Council boats are pazhasi dam garden at iritty kerala tourism kannur monsoon season .jpg available to navigate through the river enjoying the silent beauty of Pazhassi dam. It is the only reservoir with gardens in Kannur district. The garden itself a good attraction with sculptures. The added attractions of the place are the gardens and children's park. The Buddha's mountain at Pazhassi and the sculpture of Pazhassi King are visual delights. More Photos
The Aralam Farm
The Aralam farm: The Aralam Wildlife sanctuary adjoins the State Govt: Farm. The state govt: Aralam Farm spread around 2000 hectors of land in the north - east side of Kannur district. The State Government has bought 3060 hectare Aralam farm from the State Farming Corporation of India. Half of the land provided for adivasis ( tribal peoples ) in Wayanad and Kannur district.
The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
The Aralam Wildlife sanctuary is spread over 55 square km of undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The sanctuary adjoins the State Government Farm at Aralam. The highest peak here - Katti Betta - rises to a majestic 1145 m above sea level. Ideal place for trekking; This covered with tropical and semi evergreen forests, the Aralam Sanctuary is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats. Herds of deer, elephant, boar and bison are common sights. More About Aralam ( aralam.org ) ....
Other Iritty Tourist Spots
Barapole Hydro-Electric project
Thanthodu Vayal - Iritty
Pazhassi Dam Catchment Area
Pruvamparamba Fishery - Iritty
Nature Cure Center Kunnoth
Vaithal Mala / Paithal Mala : (35 km) This hill on the Kerala - Karnataka border is around 35 km north of Iritty. Ideal for trekking; it is around 1,400 meters above sea level. A base reception centre and a watch tower a top the cliff function for the benefit of tourists and trekkers.
St. Angelo's Fort -Kannur
St. Angelo's Fort : Kannur : (45 Km) The St. Angelo's Fort, built in the year of 1505 the first Portuguese Viceroy of India, is situated near the sea coast and is about 2 km away from Kannur town. The Dutch captured the fort in 1663 and sold it to the Ali Raja of Kannur in 1772 and in 1790 it came into the possession of the British. The British rebuilt it and made it their most important station in Malabar. A few obsolete guns can be seen at the place.
Muzhappilangad Beach: Kannur (55 km) : The only drive-in-beach in Kerala, where you can drive an entire length of 4 km. Protected by the black rocks from the currents of the deep, the shallow waters of this long, clean beach is a swimmer's paradise.Iritty bridge was constructed in 1933 and is one of the oldest bridges in Malabar. Read more
Payyambalam beach: Kannur ( 45 km) The Payyambalam beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the State and is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespective of seasons. It has an unbroken coastline of a few kilometers.
Thalassery Fort Thalassery Fort: ( 45 km) In 1700, the British built the Thalassery Fort on a small hill called Tiruvellapadkunnu and in 1708, it was strengthened by increasing its height and with bastions. The fort is square structure built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions. It was here that Raider' captain was imprisoned. The famous St. John's Anglican church is behind this fort.Ads:
Parassinikadavu Snake Park:
Parassinikadavu Snake Park: (50 km) It had almost all types of reptiles found in the world. An impressive collection of snakes attracts many. Treatments for snake-bites are also undertaken here.
(45 km) Gundert Bungalow is at Illikkunnu, Thalassery. It was the residence of German scholar Dr. Herman Gundert, who compiled the first Malayalam dictionary.
(35 km) Anjarakandy is the place where Asia's biggest Cinnamon plantation is located. It was established by British East India Company in 1798. A visit to this aroma filled plantation un-taps a new experience.
(55 km) Mahe is part of Union Territory of Pondichery (Pondicherry, recently renamed as Puducherry ) under the direct rule of a Central government. St Theresa's church in Mahe is well-known all over Malabar region. The St George Fort at Cherukallu is an ideal spot to have a panoramic view of Mahe.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
Tourist Attractions : Wayanad Tourism | Coorg Tourism | Kannur Tourism | Pilgrim Centers | Temples | Churches
Keezhur Shiva Temple
Kottiyoor Shiva Temple
Kiratha Kiratha Temple
St. Jude Shrine Vallithode
Pattaram re-treat Center
Sri Narayana - Mandir
Mundayamparamba - Temple
Mamanam Magham Uroos
Kanjirakkolley Water Falls
Parassinkkadavu Snake Park