Kottiyoor is one of the important pilgrim centers located in Kannur District
. It is about 60 km south-east of Kannur
The place is famous for two temples, the Akkara Kottiyoor and the Ikkara Kottiyoor, lying in the deep forest. An annual festival that lasts for 27 days held here is a major draw.
The nearest railhead is Thalassery Railway Station. Panoor, Koothuparamba, Peravoor and Kolayad are the nearby places of tourist interest.