A Buddhist stronghold, earlier known by the name Dharmapattanam, Dharmadom is a small town in Kannur District
. The town is situated on the National Highway connecting Thalassery
and Edakkad and is around 15 km from Mahe
and 17 km from Kannur
, Edakkad, Mokeri, Kottayam
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.