Thalassery ( Kerala , South India)
Known previously as Tellichery, Thalassery is a spectacular town built on seven hills served by seven rivers. 70 kms from Kannur, Thalassery is the first place where the British established their regular settlement in Kerala in 1683. They built the fort in 1708 on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. A famous European scholar of Malayalam known as Dr. Gundert built a church at this place.
Thalassery abounds in many temples. On the outskirts stand the Sree Rama temple perhaps a thousand years old and one of the very few of its kind in South India. Nearby is the Jagannath temple built about a hundred years ago by the saint and social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. Apart from this one, the Sundareshwara temple also marks his silent revolution against untouchability.