Payyanur is a small town and a municipality in the Kannur district in the beautiful state of Kerala. The town is situated at the banks of Perumba river. The town is one of the ancient civilized places in the state of Kerala. The name of the place is kept after the name of Lord Subramanya. The place is known for many interesting things like astrology, art forms like Theyyam and Poorakkali and also some historical monuments which are definitely some key attractions of the place. There are some archeological remains which are found in the nearby cities and places which confirm its ancient civilization and thus make people inquisitive about it. Theyyam is one of the main highlights events that happen here, other than that there are many festivals and small rituals that keep taking place in the nearby temples and towns.
Train is the best mode of transport to reach the town. Payyanur railway station is the nearest in the town and people can easily connect with other cities with this station. The nearest airport is Bajpayee Airport is Mangalore which is around 103 kms from the town.