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About Varam

A small town located in Kannur District and Tehsil of Kerala District, Varam is located about 12 KM away from Kannur on Kannur-Mysore Highway. The total population of Varam is about 14,739 where males are about 46% and females are about 54% of the total population. The average literacy rate of Varam is 81%. The location of Varam is at 11.90 0N Latitude and 75.41 0E Longitude. Official languages spoken in Varam are English and Malayalam. Villages located close to Varam are Chirakkal, Elayavoor, Chelora, Munderi, Valapattanam, Kanhirode, and Kannadiparamba. The nearest railway station to Varam is Kannur Railway Station and nearest airport is Kozhikode Airport located about 130 -135 KM away from Varam. 

Tourism in Varam

Tourist Places around Varam

Many tourist places housing historical monuments, religious shrines, beaches and others are located around Varam. All these places attract tourists from every corner of India and from outside as well. Find here information about famous places of attractions in and around Varam:

Arakkal Museum

This museum is part of Arakkal Palace.

Azhikkal Ferry

This place has wonderful scenic beauty and is the meeting place of the Arabian Sea and Valapattanam.

St. Angelos Fort

Located in the west of Kannur Town, this fort was built by Don Francisco, 1st Portuguese Viceroy. The fort came under the control of the Dutch in the middle of 17th Century and ultimately was captured by the British in the middle of 18th Century.

St. Angelos Fort

This fort is one of the protected monuments under ASI.

Thalassery Fort

This fort was built by the British in the beginning of 18th Century AD and is famous for its strong bastions and numerous ventilated walls. The St. John’s Anglican Church is located behind Thalassery Fort.


This is a popular historical site located about 38 KM away from Kannur in the north direction. T his used to be the capital city of Mooshika Kings. A Naval Academy is located here.

Vismaya Amusement Park

This amusement park is spread over an area of 120, 000 sq m and gets around 3000 to 3500 visitors every day.

Other famous places to see are Meenkunnu Beach, Kottiyar Mahadeva Kshetram, Mopla Bay, Payyambalam Beach, Sea View Park, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary and Cannanore Lighthouse.

One Day Trip from Varam

While you are in Varam, you can always plan for a one-day trip to the places around. Find here information about places that can be covered within a day from Varam.

Varam to Payyoli

Varam to Payyoli

Located about 50 KM away from Varam, Payyoli is village of Kozhikode District of Kerala. Payyoli is famous for its golden sands beaches fringed with Palm Trees. Other famous places of Payyoli are Kunjali Marrrakar Museum and Trikkottur Perumalpuram Temple. Payyoli is also known for its chicken delicacy Payyoli Chicken Fry, a dish worth tasting for both foodies and non-foodies.

Varam to Kozhikode

Located in the South-west coastal area of India, Kozhikode is also popularly called by its ancient name, Calicut. Kozhikode is known for its wonderful cuisines and rich cultural heritage. Kozhikode houses numerous temples, churches and historical monuments. Peruvannamuzhi Dam, Beypore Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Kadalundi Bird Santuary are some of the best places of Kozhikode.

Varam to Kasargode

Varam to Kasargode

Famous for its diverse culture, Kasargode is a prime attraction for the history lovers. This place has got many archaeological monuments and one such is the Bekal Fort. Coconut and palm trees, beautiful streams flowing down the hills and lush green surroundings make Kasargode landscape one of the most eye-captivating one.

Weekend Destinations from Varam

There are many tourist destinations located slightly away from Varam can be covered during a weekend or a short vacation. Find here information about some Weekend Destinations from Varam.

Varam to Malappuram

Known for its rich culture and history, Malappuram has small mounds and hills all over the city. The city used to be the headquarters of Army of Zamorin Kings who used to rule Calicut. Ponnani, a seat of Islamic Learning and Nilambur, the teak town of India have made Malappuram famous all over the world. Other places of interests in Malappuram are Riverside Park of Shanthitheeram, Hill Garden of Kottakkunnu, Malappuram Jama Masjid and Shiva Temple.

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Varam to Kalpetta

Located about 130 KM away from Varam, Kalpetta is a small town famous for its coffee plantations and marvelous landscapes. The town is located in Wayanad District and is located at an elevation of 780 M above the average sea level. Devotees keep coming here for its numerous religious shrines. The famous places of Kalpetta are Ayappa Swamy Temple, The Maha Vishnu Temple, Grammam Devi Temple, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Kanthapara Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls and Varambetta Mosque.

Travel Agents in Varam

Find here the list of some Travel and Tour Agents in Varam:

Eagle Travels
Varam Main Road
Kerala – 670594
Phone No.: 9895 643 737

Vinayaka Tours and Travels
Kannur – 670594
Phone No.: 9847 102 254

Thajmahal Tours & Travels
Phone No.: 9745 305 353

Al Huda
Kannur - 670594
Phone No.: 9656 422 433
Taj Mahal
Phone No.: 9745 305 353

Fact File of Varam

Town: Varam
District: Kannur
Latitude: 11.898 0E
Longitude: 75.414 0E
Official Languages: Malayalam, English

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