The unusual Sri Muthappan Temple sits on the bank of the Valapattanam River at Parassini Kaduvu. It's devoted to Lord Shiva in the form of a tribal hunter, and it hosts Theyyam performances almost every day of the year. Though it's not as colorful as traditional outdoor festivals, you can at least get a taste of Theyyam. As Sri Muthappan is usually pictured with a hunting dog, friendly mutts roam the sanctuary, and offerings at the shrine take the form of bronze dog figurines.
Off NH–17, 18 km (11 miles) north of Kannur, Parassini, Kerala, 670563, India