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Overbury's Folly, Thalassery

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Overbury's Folly is a seaside park with a watch tower. It is located less than a kilometer from Thalassery, a commercial town on the Malabar Coast in the Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is named after its builder, E.N. Overbury, who served as a local judge at Thalassery in the 1870s.

In 1879, Overbury wanted to construct a picnic area at the cliff. He couldn't complete it, but the spot later earned the name "Overbury's Folly". It commands sweeping views of the Arabian Sea.

Today, Overbury's Folly has been renovated and redecorated as a tourist attraction. It is frequented by local people in the evenings as a place to relax and watch the sun set. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened there.
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  • It is a calm & quiet place to spend your time, overseeing the nature & beauty of the ocean. It has been recently renovated & kept, neat & clean. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 10/- which is worth...  more »
  • Overbury's Folly is actually a recreational seaside park, mainly for the locals to relax and have some entertainment in the evenings and also to enjoy watching the sunset over the Arabian sea. During....  more »
  • A good place to spend with family and kids. Nice view of the sea and sunset.
  • Amazing place especially to bring kids. There is a beach view ahd places to rest. There's also stalls inside to buy snacks, and the ticket charge is reasonable. I would recommend.

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