Kozhikode is a popular tourist destination with wide range of attractions. It is otherwise known as Calicut. It is an important city of great historical event. Vasco Da Gama first touched the land of India in 1498 at present Kappad beach is located in Kozhikode. One can see the small stone monument at beach side describing this historical event occurred. It is a beautiful land blessed with picturesque landscapes, crystal clear back waters, pristine beaches, aromatic gardens, gurgling streams, busy bazaars, wildlife sanctuary, historic sites, warm people and many more natural splendors. Malabar Mahotsavam is a traditional artform can be enjoyed here. Best place for bird watchers and an ideal place for adventure buffs to enjoy the thrilling of trekking. Kozhikode is a wonderful tourist destination in Kerala itinerary.
Must See Places
Krishna Menon Museum
It is memorial museum of Mr. V.K. Krishnan, a Indian great leader and spokesperson for India at United Nations general assembly. It showcases the personal belongings of this great man and souvenirs presented by friends and at the UN assembly are beautifully displayed here. Oustanding collection of mural paintings, stone sculptures and original oil painting which portrays Raja Ravi Varma and Rama Varma are popular attractions.
Am important reminder of dreadful ship crash at the rocky stone called Velliyamkallu. This lighthouse was built on the crashed shipwreck. The region called Mtoodadi is located around the rocky stone Velliyamkallu is a home for migratory birds and seen with mush respect and fear by the mariners.
It is located 5 km from Kozhikode. Best place for people with archeological interest which is under state srcheological department. A collection of mural paintings, antique coins, sculptures, miniatures of temple, antique bronze, dolmenoid cysts, umbrella stones and many more rare antiques are seen here. The name is coned from the great freedom fighter Pazhassiraja. Paintings of Raja Ravivarma and Raja Ramavarma are the top of attractions.
It is a modified planned modern city concept located at the city center. The arcade ground is beautifully maintained with various species of plants, trees, shrubs, artificial rocks and hills, musical fountain and open air theater. It is place of solitary pleasure attracts tourists from far and wide.
Tal temple, Dolphin’s point, Mahe, Elathur, Sweet street, Kadalundi, Art gallery, Peruvanamuzhi Dam, Kakkayam, Vellari mala, Payyoli, Lion’s park, Kallai river, Kozhippara falls and Canoli canal are other must see places in Kozhikode.
How to reach Kozhikode
Karipur International airport is nearest one located 23 km from Kozhikode.
Kozhikode railway junction is well connected with major Indian cities.
State owned buses and private buses are frequently available to reach Kozhikode from major cities of Kerala.
In summer 24-36°C and in Winter 20-32°C. September to May is ideal time to visit Kozhikode.