The small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of Tanur town is Keraladeshapuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
Nearest railway station: Tirur, about 11 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 20 km away
Latitude: 11.156172, Longitude: 75.953865