Mahe is one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Surrounded by Kannur district on three sides and Kozhikode on the other, it lies at the mouth of the majestic Mahe River. It is located between 15km from Vadakara in Kozhikkode district and about 8km from Thalassery in Kannur district. It was once a French colony and traces and remains of the same can still be seen today. The famous St. Teresa’s Church lies here which believers flock to in large numbers. It is among the most visited shrines in the country and people of all religions make this trip, especially during the Fete de Mahe.