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Train Travel from Kannur to Kanhangad in North Kerala

Train travel in India takes you almost everywhere. It is safe to assume that you can travel between any two Indian cities or major towns by train.

I travelled between Kannur and Kanhangad in March this year. It is a relatively short trip of  66 km and takes 1 h 3 min.  The beautiful landscape is dominated by tidal creeks and waterways. The mangroves are home to a wide variety of fish, birds and animals. I have selected below 11 pictures that reflect the diversity and beauty on the scenic route.

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Boats Mining Sand in Valapattanam River
Train Travel in Kerala

Trains connect Thiruvananthapuram to …

Gundert Bungalow in Thalassery Town of Kerala

Gundert Bungalow is where Dr. Hermann Gundert lived in Thalassery for 20 years. A German missionary, scholar and linguist, he came to Thalassery in 1839. He continued to live and work there with his wife Julie for 20 years . Ill health forced him to return to Germany in 1859.

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Gundert Bungalow
Architecture of Gundert Bungalow

Gundert Bungalow is a heritage building. Its …

Odathil Palli – Heritage Mosque in Thalassery Town

Odathil Palli is an age-old mosque in the heart of Thalassery town. The architecture has a distinctive style which is commonly found in mosques in Kerala. Odathil Palli was reportedly built in 1806. Moosakakka Keyi was the man behind construction of the mosque. The palli or mosque is not easily visible from the road as it is behind a gate which has a padippura on top. Padippura is a traditional arched gateway on a path leading to the main building

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Exterior of Odathil Palli with Copper-Clad Roof
Architecture of the Mosque

The architecture of the mosque shows none of the …

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