Mahe river joins Sea. Mahe:- Formerly a French colony,is a small town (9 km²) surrounded on all sides by Kerala. It is officially a part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The Kannur District surrounds Mahé on three sides and Calicut District from one side. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, Karipur, (85 km); Kannur Airport under construction is nearing completion at Mattannur (40 km).The nearest major railway stations, are Thalassery, Kannur and Vatakara..