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Puralimala is a land where every grain of sand is sodden with the memories of numerous sagas, historical movements and scenic beauty.  Situated in the Kannur district at 3000 ft above sea level, it is an enchanting hill station enriched with wide varieties of flora and fauna. The place offers a magnificent view of the Thalassery town and a mesmerising blue portrait of the Arabian Sea from atop.

History says that the King Pazhassi Raja’s first revolutionary battle against the British took place here. It is here that Pazhassi stayed with the Kurichyar community to hide from the British. 

This hill station has many legendary tales to narrate. According to mythology the deity of Parassinikadavu reached Parassinikadavu Temple from Kunnathurpadi via Puralimala. It is also believed that Puralimala is formed by a part of maruthwamala that is believed to have fallen from the hands of Lord Hanuman while taking it to Lanka as mentioned in the epic Ramayana. 

Harischandra Fort built by King Harischandra Perumal of the Purali dynasty atop Puralimala is a major tourist attraction here. In the foothills of these hill exists a Kalari called Kalarikkal Kalari founded by Pindali Guru. It is one among the oldest Kalaris in Kerala. This Kalari has borne witness to many valiant heroes of Kerala like Thacholi Othenan, Pazhassi Raja, Kathirur Gurukal, and so on.  



• Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, about 21 kms away
• Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, about 20 kms away
• Thalassery, about 43 kms away
• Kannur, about 50 kms away
• Pythal Mala, about 52 kms away
• Elappeedika, about 22 kms away

Things to do

• Puralimala trekking
• Nature camps and study tours
• Mountain biking
• Off road racing
• Pazhassi trail


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