The main attractions of Kannur District are its beautiful beaches. The beaches in Azhikode area are pristine and unvisited. Meenkunnu beach in Azhikode, for example, is highly valued by European visitors but locals don't care the bended coconut trees or the rocky seashore. There is one drive-in beach at Muzhappilangad where sand is solid enough to drive for kilometres on and on. The temples and Theyyam dances are another attraction, if you can visit the riverside temple at Parassinikkadavu. There are beautiful forts at Kannur and Thalassery. There is an old Muslim palace called The Arackal palace at Kannur beach. There are silent and secluded beaches in places like Adi-Kadalayi and Thayyil in Kannur city. If you are a temple visitor, there are numerous choices in every part of the district. The best of all, you can go up a hill in the very middle of Kannur city by climbing the Avera Kunnu near Thazhe Chovvva. It is an undiscovered place and you will be the first visitor on any chosen day.