Overbury's Folly, a major attraction of Thalassery, is a seashore recreational park. The park is located on the hilltop, close to the Thalassery Municipal Stadium and Sports Authority of India (SAI). The site derives its name from its constructor E. N. Overbury, who once served as the Municipal Vice Chairman and Sub Collector of the region.
Overbury's Folly is an unfinished construction and is generally regarded as an architectural folly. This is a recreational park situated on the top of a hill and is close to Thalassery Court and Municipal Stadium. The name of the park is derived from E N Overbury who served his office as the subcollector of the region. With the aim of developing it into a picnic spot, he started the construction of this park in 1879. Unfortunately, he could not complete the construction and hence, the spot was named Overbury’s Folly. This park was renovated later, and now it serves as a major tourist attraction in Thalassery. Travellers visit this place to spend their evenings watching the beauty of the surrounding Arabian Sea. There is an open air coffee shop and a view point in the park, and it is located close to the Sub Collector’s Bungalow.
A seashore recreational park developed under Thalassery Heritage Tourism Circuit, Overbury’s Folly is located near Thalassery Municipal Stadium. An ideal place to watch sunset, this park is named after its builder, E. N. Overbury, who served as a local judge at Thalassery in 1870’s and he wanted to construct a picnic spot at the cliff. A seaside open-air coffee shop has also been opened on the folly is situated about 22 km from Kannur Town.
Nearest railway station: Thalassery, around a kilometer; Kannur, around 22 km. Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, around 94 km
NH 66, Palissery, Thalassery, Kerala 670101