Kannur situated in the southwestern state of Kerala. The literal meaning of Kannur is place of Lord Krishna. The district is sandwiched between the Western Ghats in the east and the Lakshadweep Sea in the west and is surrounded by the picturesque beauty. The district has a significant contribution in the political, religious, cultural and industrial heritage of the state. It is rightly described as “The Land of Loom and Lores”. The district is the major exporter of handlooms in India and won international reputation for its handloom cloths. During the British era, Kannur was known by its Portuguese name ‘Cannanore’ which is still being used by the locals. Kannur is the largest city of North Malabar.