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A Buddhist stronghold, earlier known by the name Dharmapattanam, Dharmadom is a small town in Kannur District, Kerala. The town is situated on the National Highway connecting Thalassery and Edakkad and is around 15 km from Mahe and 17 km from Kannur. Thalassery, Edakkad, Mokeri, Kottayam and Muzhapilangadu are located nearby. Some of the tourist attractions around include Thalassery River, Thalassery Fort, St Johns Church Thodikalam Shiva Temple and Overbury's Folly. The place is noted for the Dharmadom Island, a beautiful beach island fringed with coconut palms and green bushes. This privately owned island is 100 m away from Dharmadom. Regular bus services connect Dharmadom with Thalassery and Kannur. Dharmadom Railway Station, on the Thalassery-Kannur rail route, serves this area. Calicut Airport is the nearest airport.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kannur


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