India // Kerala //

Arrival and information

Straddling the main coastal transport artery between Mangalore and Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur is well connected by bus and train to most major towns and cities in Kerala, as well as Mangalore in Karnataka. Buses also travel from here to Mysore, climbing the beautiful wooded Ghats to Virajpet in Kodagu. The railway station is just over five minutes’ walk southwest of the bus stand. The State Bank of India on Fort Road will change money and travellers’ cheques, as will UAE Exchange in the City Centre Shopping complex (Mon–Sat 9.30am–1.30pm & 2–6pm), 500m east of the bus stand. There’s a tourist information centre at the railway station (Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; t 0497/270 3121) and internet access is widely available.

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