About 25 km from Kannur district in Kerala lies a city called Taliparamba. The city is a vision to behold as it looks absolutely mesmerising situated in the laps of nature. The rivers, Valapattanam and Kuppam, only add more to the beauty of the city. The traditional ways in which the houses are built add a little rustic touch to it. For those looking for a break from their hectic life, this city is an ideal vacation place for you.
Taliparamba is quite a religious place with a number of temples, mosques, and churches around. But the Taliparamba Sree Krishna Temple is the most famous among visitors. The temple gets its name from a sage Maharshi Shambara. Although the temple may look simple from the outside, it looks a whole new level of grand and majestic form the inside. Valuable artefacts dating back to the 15th and 16th century are showcased here. Apart from this, other famous places of worship are the Syed Nagar Mosque, Kanjirangad Vaidyanatha Temple and St. Mary’s Forane Pilgrim Church.
Tourism is not the only thing Taliparamba has to offer. It also plays a significant role in trade related activities, especially in spices. Taliparamba has a fascinating history. It is said that the Perinchalloor Brahmans were the first inhabitants. At first, there were 2000 families, but as of now, only 45 familes are left. The Kuttiyeri and Kooveri bridges are quite popular, and so is the District Agricultural Farm which was developed in 1905. The city is a serene place surrounded by hills, having cool wind, clear water and lush greenery. One must definitely give this place a visit.
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Places to Visit in Taliparamba
Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple
Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, located in Taliparamba, is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is believed that the Lord should not be worshipped during sunrise as Sree Krishna seems to be sitting angrily during that time. Parasurama, the sixth Avtar of Lord Vishnu is said to have laid the base of the temple. The name of the temple was inspired by a sage called Sambaran who meditated here. A famous annual celebration called Utsavam takes place from 6th March to 20th March. During the 11 days, Pookoth Nada also takes place.
Taliparamba Muthappan Temple
The Taliparamba Muthappan Temple is a historical temple of this city. It is dedicated to the traditional and native God of Kannur “Muthappan”. Kerala has about 108 ancient temples of Shiva, and this temple is one of them. We all are aware of the story of Shiva’s Tanndavam. It is believed that after that, Sati’s head fell right where this temple stands today. The temple has a shape like a quadrangle, and the roof is shaped like a pyramid. The 2 festivals celebrated here in a grand way are the Malayala New Year and Shivaratri.
Karimbam is a beautiful place located in the outlying districts of Taliparamba in Kannur. It falls under the GramaPachayath of Karimbam. It starts from the hospital in Karimbam and extends up to the villages of Panakkad and Varadool. The place is surrounded by hills and rich greenery. The location looks serene.
The Rajarajeswara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is of importance having the tallest Shikara compared to any other temples. The 90 tonnes temple usually has a prasna during any difficulties or issues faced by other temples. The prasna is a traditional method of solving problems through astrology. There is peedha outside the temple where the Prasna happens.
Food at Taliparamba
A must-have dish in Taliparamba is the Muttapayam.”Mutta” actually means egg but this dish surprisingly doesn’t have any. It’s made of rice and is in a shape of an egg, courtesy the name. Having this with chicken curry makes the most delicious dish. You mustn’t forget to try this out as it isn’t available any where else. The street stalls are the best place to taste these.
Best Time to Visit Taliparamba
Visit Taliparamba during the months of July till March as it is the ideal time. The weather conditions are optimum and its neither too cold nor too hot. It’s the perfect time to have enjoy and have fun at this place.
How to Reach Taliparamba
Buses run at regular intervals from Kannur to visit Taliparamba. Kannapuram is the closest railway station at a distance of 10 km, and Kozhikode which is 120 km far is the closest airport. Once you have reached Taliparamba, you can take an auto or a bus to explore the place. Walking is usually not preferred by tourists.