Pattanur is a typical north Kerala village with traditional dwellings, paddy fields and coconut trees dominating the landscape. It is located in Kannur District
and is around 35 km east of Kannur
Irikkur, Chalode and Mattannur are in close proximity. Mamanikkunnu Devi Temple is situated nearby.
Calicut Airport is the nearest airport. Kannur Railway Station is the nearest major railhead.