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Pallikkunnu is a small township in Kannur, Kerala state, in South India. It is in Kannur corporation, on the National Highway between Kannur and Payyannur. It is three kilometers away from Kannur Town.

Pallikunnu houses several educational institutions including Sreepuram English Medium School, the Krishna Menon Memorial Government Women's College, and the Kerala Vocational Training Center.

Pallikunnu is famous for the Mookambika Temple. Another well-known temple is the Kanathoor Maha Vishnu Temple. It is close to the Kadalayi Sreekrishna Temple in Chirakkal.

The Central Prison, where many leaders of the Indian freedom struggle and various local peasant revolts were either brutally imprisoned or mercilessly executed, is located here.

The Doordarshan and Akashvani radio broadcasting station is also located here.

Pallikunnu was a well-known place during the British empire. Many activities took place at the bungalow of the Superintendent, which has since been converted into a women's college.

Coordinates: 11°53′34″N 75°21′57″E / 11.892801°N 75.365953°E / 11.892801; 75.365953

Chalad is included in the Pallikkunnu panchayath area Pallikkunnu Church was built by a French priest Fr. Jefreno in 1908. Approximate distance to the church from Kalpetta is 14 kilometers. Devotees believe that abundant blessings are showered by mother mary and no intention goes unanswered. Lunch of rice and curry is served free of cost during the annual feast and it is a custom to collect and remove the leaves/plates left over after eating by others. Stone carrying by head, Shayanapradakshinam and crown carrying by hand are also the custom in Pallikkunnu Church. The festival in February 2008 marked its 100th year celebration. In every year's festival more than 3 lakh people visits Pallikkunnu. The Church is known as "LOURDH MATHA SHRINE PALLIKKUNNU."