At an altitude of 286 m and 55 km from Kannur is Ezhimala, which has fascinating scultured stone pillars scattered all over the beach. There is also an ancient mosque on a hill nearby. Buddha is believed to have visited the place which has seen many historical events of North Kerala in the 11th century. It is believed to have been the capital of ancient Mushika dynasty. A naval academy is being developed in Ezhimala. Prior Permission is required for entry on Ezhimala Beach.
Reaching Ezhimala: The nearest airport to Kannur is at Karipur in Kozhikode, 95 km away. Kannur railway station is linked to major towns within the state as well as the country as are the roads.
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