Kottiyoor Temples are two famous Shiva temples, namely the Akkara Kottiyoor and the Ikkara Kottiyoor, in Kannur District
. These temples are located at Kottiyoor
, on the banks of Bavali River.
Both temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva. An annual festival that lasts for 27 days held here is a major draw. This festival begins with Neyyattam on the Swati Day in Edavam (May-June) and concludes with Thirukalasattu. Neyyattam and Elannerattam are the special ceremonies connected with the festival.
Kottiyoor is about 60 km south-east of Kannur. The convenient railhead is at Thalassery, which is about 23 km south of Kannur.