Formerly a part of Kerala, it is today a union territory. The picturesque little town with a French flavour, originally called Mayyazhi, was renamed Mahe after the Frenchman who captured it. The St. Teresa's Church is famed all over Malabar for the efficacy of prayers said here. People of all religions converge here from all over Kerala and even from as far as Singapore, Sri Lanka and England during the fet (October 5 - 22), considered an especially auspicious time. Mahe is situated about 10 km from Thalassery in Kannur.
Nearest railway station: Thalassery, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, about 87 km