Cannanore, in Kerala on the east Indian coast, was the seat of the Kolathiri Rajas, the most powerful rulers on the Malabar spice coast. Mentioned by Marco Polo it has, since the 15th century, had many colonial rulers including the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Visit Fort St Angelo, the 16th century Portuguese stronghold, with its massive red laterite walls. Built to protect Portuguese interests in the lucrative spice trade, it was captured by the British in 1783 and became a major British military base. Cannanore is also the site of a Portuguese church and several mosques and the Parasinikadavu Temple where you may witness the ritual Teyyam temple dance. From here you can also visit the 300 acre Arjakandy Cinnamon Plantation and the colonial Aiysha Manzil House.
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