Situated 41 km south of Kozhikode, Tirur witnessed the Wagon Tragedy of 1921.
Trikkandiyur, nearby, is the birth place of
Ezhuthachan - father of
Malayalam literature. Chamravattom Sastha Temple, Chandanakavu and Padinjarekara beach are the nearby attractions. Truprangode, the only temple in
Kerala with Garuda as a deity, is 6 km away.
Tirur has a railway station on the
Chennai rail line and is connected to major cities and towns in Kerala.