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 TaliparambaSree 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, KanjirangadVaidyanatha Temple and St. Mary’s Forane Pilgrim
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.
to Visit in Taliparamba
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time to 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.
to Reach Taliparamba
Buses run at regular
intervals from Kannur to visitTaliparamba. Kannapuram is the closest railway
station at a distance of 10km, 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.