Kannur is one among the northernmost districts in the south western state of Kerala in India. The old name Cannanore is the anglicised form of the Malayalam word Kannur. Kannur might have derived its name from one of the the Hindu diety, Kannan and Ur making it the place of Lord Krishna. The deity of the Katalayi Sreekrishna temple was earlier situated in a shrine at Katalayi Kotta in the south eastern part of the Kannur town. Best Places to Visit in Kannur, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Fort St. Angelos, Rajarajeshwara Temple, Tellicherry Fort, Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, Palakkayam Thattu, Kavvayi Islands, Aralam wildlife sanctuary, etc;;;