Kanhangad, Kasaragod District

Kanhangad is a major town located in the Kasaragod District of Kerala, India. It’s a coastal town known for its scenic beauty, historical significance, and vibrant culture.

Total Area: Information on the total area of Kanhangad is not readily available online.

District: Kasaragod

Nearby Taluk: Hosdurg

Pincode: 671316

Vehicle Registration: KL-53

Weather: Kanhangad has a tropical monsoon climate with hot summers and heavy rainfall during monsoons. Average summer temperatures can reach 35°C (95°F).

Educational Institutions: Kanhangad has several educational institutions, including government and private schools, colleges, and professional institutes.


  • Road: Kanhangad is well-connected by road to major cities and towns in Kerala and neighboring states. National Highway 66 passes through Kanhangad.
  • Rail: Kanhangad Railway Station is a major station on the Mangalore-Palakkad line.
  • Air: The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport (IATA: Kannur), located about 100 kilometers from Kanhangad.

Places of Interest:

  • Hosdurg Fort: A 17th-century fort built by the Ikkeri rulers.
  • Sree Madiyan Koolam Temple: An ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Durga.
  • Nityananda Ashram: A spiritual center founded by Swami Nityananda.
  • Manjapothi Hills: Offers scenic viewpoints and trekking opportunities.
  • Gandhi Smrithi Mandapam: A memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

Tourist Places:

Kanhangad itself serves as a destination for those seeking a coastal town experience. Additionally, nearby places like Nileshwaram, with its beaches and backwaters, and Bekal Fort, a 17th-century fort overlooking the Arabian Sea, are popular tourist attractions.

Famous Festivals:

  • Theyyam: A ritualistic art form with colorful costumes and performances.
  • Poorakkali: A vibrant folk dance performance.
  • Maruthukali: Another folk dance performance involving martial arts.

Railway Stations: Kanhangad Railway Station

Airport Nearby: Kannur International Airport (IATA: Kannur)

Hospitals: Kanhangad has several hospitals providing medical care to the community.