A small fishing town in Malappuram District
, Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. St Francis Xavier is believed to have visited this place in AD 1546. Tanur is 35 km south of Kozhikode
One of the oldest temples in Kerala, the Keraladheeswarapuram temple is 3 km south of Tanur. Tanur is also famous for its beaches.
Nearest airport is Calicut Airport.
Tanur Railway Station is on the Mangalore-Chennai line. The town of Tirur is 8 km away.