Arakkal Palace is an old dilapidated building complex located about 3 km from Kannur
. It was the home of Arakkal
Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala
who once ruled the parts of Malabar coast
Situated on 2.11 hectares, the complex has residential buildings and mosques around a large open ground, pandikasalas and a bell-tower at the entrance of the palace. Built of late rite bricks and wood these structures are independent units arranged around courtyards.
According to legend, there is a lamp kept consistently lit in one of these blocks and the prosperity of the palace would last as long as the lamp continues to burn.
Arakkal Palace is now a protected monument under the Archaeological department of Kerala. Kannur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.