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Kannur district of Kerala, south India. The historically significant Ezhimala has an interesting past that dates back to the Sangha period.
It was the Ezhimala, a hill reaching a height of 286 metres (938 ft), is located near Payyanur, headquarters of the Ezhimala kings and later, of the Mooshika kings. It witnessed the battles between Chola and Chera dynasties in the 11th century. At the foothills, there are relics of the distant past, such as burial chambers, carved stone pillars, caves and granite platforms.
The area was a center for trade during ancient times, and frequented by Arab traders. It is also believed that Lord Buddha visited the place once.