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Accommodation and eating

Kannur’s noisy and congested centre is jammed with hotels, but you’ll find better options further east in the cantonment district behind Baby Beach, and further north at Palliyamoola Beach (a Rs50–75 ride away), where a number of small resorts and homestays stand close to the sea. Southeast of town down the coast, a string of four spectacular beaches hold even more desirable places to stay.

Packed with commuters and travellers in transit, the best traditional udipi restaurant in town is the diminutive Komala Vilas, tucked down a sidestreet opposite the railway station exit, which serves the usual range of south Indian iddli-vada, dosas and rice meals for next to nothing. There’s also a good Indian Coffee House on Fort Rd, 50m south of the City Centre shopping mall.

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