Visit Kannur - Best of Kannur

Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore is one of Keralas’ 14 districts. The Kannur district was established in 1957 and is bordered by the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Malayalam is the most commonly spoken language, but English, Hindi and Tamil are also commonly spoken. Because of the many loom industries and ritualistic folk arts held in temples, Kannur is known as the land of looms and lores. The Kannur district is a popular centre of the ritual dance of northern Kerala, the Theyyam. The Kannur district is also popular for its pristine beaches, which make for it’s most popular tourist attractions.

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Facts and Stats for Kannur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kannur

    Know the pollution level of Kannur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Kannur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kannur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kannur.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kannur - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.26 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 35.34 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kannur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kannur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 42.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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