Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Kerala  /  Thalassery  /  Parks  /  Overbury's Folly
Overbury's Folly, Thalassery
(3.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Overbury's Folly is a sea side park with a watch tower and is a great place to view the sunset. It is located less than a kilometer from Thalassery town, a commercial town on the Malabar Coast in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, India. Its 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 spot at the cliff. He couldn't complete it, but the spot later earned the name "Overbury's Folly". The folly 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. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly.
Our Thalassery vacation route planner makes visiting Overbury's Folly and other Thalassery attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Create a full Thalassery itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Thalassery

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Overbury's Folly is a sea side park with a watch tower and is a great place to view the sunset. It is located less than a kilometer from Thalassery town, acommercial town on the Malabar Coastin the Ka...  more »
  • Situated very close to the sea, it stands in a majestic manner overlooking the Arabian Sea. One of the very best hangout places in the town. 
  • I went here lot of times with my friends and family... Evening Time only most suitable... Sunset is visible from here... A small tea snakes shop their.. Children's Park, toilet facilities are availabl...  more »
Google
  • Overbury's Folly is a picnic spot named after E N Overbury, a British Sub-collector. It is located at Thalassery. It is an unfinished construction, or architectural folly, that now serves as a recreational park. E N Overbury had a plan to construct a picnic spot at the cliff near the Municipal Stadium. He could not complete it during his lifetime; however, the slope from the sub-collector's bungalow to the rocks below came to be known by his name. One can enjoy breathtaking vistas of the sea from here. 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. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly. Location: Thalassery, 21 kms south of Kannur. Nearest Railway Station: Thalassery Nearest Bus Station: Thalassery Nearest Airports: Mangalore(140 kms), Kozhikode (100 kms)
  • Nice place to spent time with family. Spicaly sunset time. Place in city but having all natural ambiance.
  • A beautiful view point, a cliff overlooking Arabian sea, an excellent place for sun-set viewing, close to my heart from school days! Enjoyable quick picnic spot.
  • Good place to hangout in thalasserry
  • Sea view park, good place to hang around in evening