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Payyanur, where Thuluvannur Sree Mahavishnu Temple is located is a major Muncipality situated at the north end of Kannur district in Kerala. Payyanur is very famous for its rich cultural heritage. Payyanur has also a distinguished place in the freedom movement of India. It is also well known for 'astrology' and many people from far away places visit Payyanur to consult with the renowned Astrologers here. More over, this land is very popular for Pavithra Mothiram, Khadi Gramodyog and many traditional performing art forms such as Theyyam, Kolkkali, Poorakkali etc. There are many temples, kavus, and tourist spots in and around Payyanur and all these features make it an ideal place for devotees and tourists to visit.

How to reach the temple :
Thuluvannur Sree Mahavishnu Temple is situated 1.5 KMs north-west of Payyanur Town.

By Rail: Payyanur has a Railway Station. There is train service from all major Railway Stations in India to Payyanur. From Payyanur Railway Station, one can proceed by road to the temple, which is about 3 KMs towards the North-East Direction.

By Air: The nearest Airports are Mangalore Airport andCalicut Airport. From Mangalore one can reach Payyanur either by train( travel to Payyanur Railway Station) or by road (travel towards south through NH17 and it will take about 120km from Mangalore Airport to Payyanur). From Karipur Airport in Kozhikkode travel about 150 km towards north through NH17 to reach Payyanur.

By Road: National Highway 17 is passing through Payyanur and it will take about 40 Km to reach Payyanur from the District Headquarter, Kannur. It will take about 65km from Kasaragode, about 132km from Kozhikkode, 274km from Palakkad, 278km from Thrissur, 370km from Kochi, 270km from the famous Guruvayoor Temple, 570km from the state headquarters Thiruvananthapuram, 370km from Coimbatore, 360km from Bangalore and 115 km from Mangalore to reach Payyanur.
From Payyanur Municipal Bus Stand the distance is about 1.5 KMs towards the north-west direction to reach the temple.

Accomodation : Star Hotels and good lodges are available at Payyanur.
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