Kannur and one district mainly ruled Kolathiri Rajas (Kings). The Taliparamba-Kannur-Thalassery space is crammed with rock-cut caves, dolmens, burial stones and menhirs, a memorial burial order. avatar Menon. avatar Menon. The Uliyath Kadav Payyanur incident marked a turning purpose within the history of the liberation struggle in Kerala. They later restored the fort. Kunjali Marakar's head was aloof from the body and displayed within the fort when the killing. Kannur was a part of the Madras Province in the North Malabar District during the British Raj. .