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Kanhangad or Hosdurg is a city in the Kasaragod district of the Malabar region of Kerala, India.

Nithyanand Cave Temple
Shiva Temple at Bellur

Get inEdit

Buses are available from Kasaragod, Mangalore and Kannur. There is a railway station at Kanhangad.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Kanhangad

Extreme traffic congestion can be expected between 7.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. near the bus station area from Kottacherry circle to Old Government Hospital Circle.

  • Autorikshaws charge ₹15.00 per km
  • Buses charge only ₹7.00 for three km.

SeeEdit

 
Pulli Karinkaliyamma Temple
  • 1 Ananda Ashramam (Anandashram), Mavungal Rd, +91 4672209477, . Daily lecture sessions from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Free food and accommodation to all visitors. Gardens, Bhajan Hall, Goshalas and Library. The Panchavati Garden is an elevated seating place ideal for meditations and daydreams under the canopy of five sprawling trees. There is a special field for growing grass for the cattle and the small gazebo in the middle of the green field is an ideal location for writing poems as birds and butterflies surround you all the time.
  • Carithas Convent and Church, Near Mothers Hospital (1 km).
  • 2 Guruvanam, Arayil palam, Nileshwar Road. An ashram in a forestlike silent place.
  • Kareem Forest, Puliyam Kulam, Parappa (23 km from Kanhangad). 32 acres filled with medicinal plants, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, small animals and microorganisms. Popular with students of Botany and Zoology.
  • Karpooreshwara Temple, Poonkavanam, Hosdurg.
  • 3 Madiyan Koolam Temple, Ajanoor (at Manikoth). This temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali.
  • 4 [dead link] Nithyananda Ashram, Kanhangad Town, +91 4672208986, . Underground caves, Meditation lessons.
  • Shiva Temple, Bellur, Kanhangad.
  • Sri Pulli Karinkaliyamma Temple, Kanhangad (very cute structure).
  • Theyyam Temple, Madiyan Koolam, near Kanhangad at Manikoth. Dedicated to Bhadrakali. During the temple festival in May/June and December/January, the ceremonious theyyam is performed here.

DoEdit

  • Walk in the Virgin Beach, Vadagara-Mukku Beach, Kanhangad, behind the railway station (5 km).
  • Yellow Hills (Ma njan.Pothi.Kunnu), Near Kalyan Road, Mavungal (5 km from the railway station). There is a Hanuman temple and Chirutheyi Cave here. Some other smaller caves are used for generating drinking water.

BuyEdit

  • Big Mall, Kannur Road

EatEdit

 
Puttu or steamed rice cake is eaten here with fish curry and black tea
  • Akshaya Hotel, Hosdurg.
  • Carre Food Court, Opposite Railway Station.
  • Cita Pani Restaurant, Mall of India (1 km). for chicken specialities
  • DTPC Vazhiyoram Restaurant, Periya Junction.
  • Indian Coffee House, Naya Bazar, +91 467- 2205367.
  • Malabar Delicacies. There are many restaurants offering authentic Malabar meat and fish preparations.
  • P.C.Fast Food Restaurant, Kalluravi north, Kalluravi Rd, Kovalpalli.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • Ananda Ashram, Mavugal Rd (3 km). Free food and accommodation. Meditation and spiritual lessons.
  • Bakel International, T.B.Road.
  • Land Mark Vinayaka, Near new bus station, Alamipally.
  • Raj Residency, Nileshwar Road (2 km).
  • Safari Palace, Putiya Valappu.
  • Traffic Raj Residency, Alamipally. ₹3,200.

Hostels on Monthly RentEdit

  • Carthias Institute Womens Hostel, Near Railway station (1 km). run by nuns.

ConnectEdit

Go nextEdit

  • Bekal Fort on bekal beach, 17 km.
  • Kannur beach city with many fine hotels, 70 km
  • Kasaragod, temple town, 29 km.
  • Kozhikode major city with fine restaurants, 159 km
  • Madikeri, cute little hill station, 117 km
  • Mangalore, major port and city, 81 km
  • Payyanur beach town, 31 km.
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