Trip to Thalassery
As part of New year celebration, I decided to visit Thalassery, which is located in Kannur district.
Not many know that Thalassery was a trade hub where Chinese, Arab and Jewish traders had considerable influence in the spice market before that the Greeks and Romans was in the trade. It was the European invasion that brought significant change as they enforced the trade with their military.
Now getting back to my trip, I decided to start my day with good breakfast. Yummy Idli with Sambhar.
Whooooooo !!!!!! Left me with no words to describe the taste of the food.
Now that I had good breakfast I decided to hit the road.
First I visited Thiruvangad Sree Ramaswami Temple.
I must say, this is one of the beautiful temple in Kannur district. It is said that it is one of the five major shrines solely dedicated to
Lord Shree Rama. The temple here has excellent wood carvings, terracota art work, mural paintings carved on wooden planks in the ceilings are a repository of art treasure. the big temple tank is a rare one and useful to the devotees. sathram, guesthouses for stay and kalyana mandapam are also well maintained.
After seeking the blessing of all mighty, I decided to go Thalassery Fort.
It is said that this fort is one of the most important European trading centers of Kerala.
The Fort lies on the group of low wooden hill running down to sea and protected by natural waters. It has been the main opening for the rich spices, hill products and timber of the vast inter-land.
The Tellicherry fort over looking the sea, raises to height of 10m and it is oblong on pian. It was built out of latarite blocks with high round holed walls and strong flanking basetions. The small redoubts on most of the out playing hills have long since disappeared, but Tellicherry fort is in fair state of preservation. The square fort, with its massive walls, strong flanking bastions, secret tunnels to the sea and intricately carved huge doors, is an imposing structure. A light house marks the site of an old redoubt. The fort was once the nucleus of Thalassery’s development. Quite interestingly, Tellicherry was also famous for the cricket match played between the Europeans and local teams in the town near the seashore, which used to attract enormous crowds during those days. This is a centrally protected monument under the control of Archaeological Survey of India since 1921.
Suddenly my stomach rang a bell yelling its Lunch time !!!!
I had to feed myself so I went to local restaurant for food.
I decided to have fish and of course whom am I kidding here.
My plate was filled with rice, rasam and yummy fish fry. I was so happy with the food that I wanted to eat more but there was no place in my tummy.
Unlucky me ….
It was around 3 PM by then, we decided lets rest a while.
So the next name in my list was Sea View Park Thalassery
What an amazing and peaceful place. !!!
This is indeed one of the best place to relax your mind and set yourself free from your worries. The place is beautiful with greenery around.
I recommend you this one.