Kannur hill stationis one of the tourist attractions in Kerala being home to the well-known Pythal Mala hill, 65 km from the city. The Pythal Mala is a delightful hill station for the tourists, situated at a height of 4,500 feet above sea level, near the Kerala – Karnataka border. Tourists simply enjoy trekking their way to the top of the hill station covering a significant distance of 6 km. The hills of Pythal Mala are vibrant green and flourishing with rare varieties of flora, fauna and birds.
55 km from Kannur town is another tourist attraction; Ezhimala is a secluded but prominent huddle of hills. At the foot of the hill are a cave and an old burial chamber. Further up the hills is an ancient mosque where beautiful sculptured stone pillars are seen. A beautiful beach nearby captivatingly complements the hillock. The beach in the backdrop renders Ezhimala a lovely picnic spot, just ideal to capture moments of a lifetime.
This hillock and its surrounding areas are well known for a rare medicinal herb used for Ayurvedic formulations. This wonderful hilly place has been identified for a million rupee projects to house the Country's and Asia's largest Naval Academy.
The nature and temperature of the hill station is most suitable for the tourists during October to May. The hill station is well connected to the International airport of Kozhikode or Calicut and train network to all major cities in India.