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Kozhikode (old English name: Calicut) is one of the major cities in Kerala, India.

kozhikode Travel Guide :

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Understand

Kozhikode was the capital of Malabar during the time of Zamorins who where ruling before the British Rule in India. It was trading in spices like black pepper and cardamom with the outside world with the Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians, Chinese from centuries and with the Dutch and Portuguese more than 500 years ago.

This city is famous for receiving Vasco da Gama in 1498. He landed on the remote beach of KappadKappad which is 18 km away from the Calicut City.

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Get in

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By plane

  • Kozhikode has an airport and most airlines in India has flights. Air-India (http://www.airindia.com/page.asp?pageid=126) also operates some flights from Middle East countries to Kozhikode.
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By train

You can also reach Kozhikode from other cities like Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Madras, Mangalore, Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta by train.

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By bus

There are bus services operating from cities like Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Madras, Bangalore, Coimbatore to Kozhikode.

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By Road

Kozhikode is well connected to other cities Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Madras, Bangalore, Coimbatore by road.

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Get around

  • Bus - Kozhikode has an excellent local bus service system and it is cheap.
  • Autorickshaw - This is cheap way of transport between attractions.
  • Taxi - Local taxis are also available at good rates.
  • Car - There are many rental companies offering cars with drivers or self drive.
  • Walk - Many places of attractions are near by one another so you could walk between them.
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See

  • Art Gallery - paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma
  • Beypore - A city in the mouth of Beypore river, traditional boat(Urus)-building yard, old port, fishing harbour.
  • Canolly Canal - boating
  • Elathur - boating
  • Kadalundi - bird sanctuary, boating
  • Kakkayam - trekking and rock climbing
  • Kallai - timber trading centre, famous one of largest timber yard in Asia.
  • Kallai river - boating.
  • Kappad - Kappad see shore is famous because Vasco Da Gamma landed her in 1498 from Europe.
  • Kirtads - museum of ancient tribal communities household tools and devices.
  • Korapuzha - venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsav (water festival)
  • Kozhikode Beach - hundred years old lighthouse and the two crumbling pier
  • Krishna Menon Museum - dedicated to late V K Krishna Menon, the former president of India.
  • Mananchira Maidan - The palace tank of King Mana Vikrama, still used as venue of various festivel.
  • Payyoli - historical place, old fort and mosque of the Kunjali Marakkar.
  • Pazhassiraja Museum - copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, coins, temple models and megalithic monuments.
  • Peruvannamuzhi Dam - Boating facilities, birds sanctuary, crocodile farm.
  • S M Street - Sweet Meat Street is the busiest street in Kozhikode
  • Tali Temple - 14th century temple build by Swami Thirumulpad, the Zamorian.
  • Thikkoti Light House - 1847 build
  • Tusharagiri - Famous for trekking tracks, with waterfall, evergreen dense forests with exotic birds and wild animals on the way.
  • Vadakara - A city on bank of Kuttiyadi river, famous 1500 year old Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple, rock cut caves with murals and carvings.
  • Vellari Mala - waterfalls, velvet green landscapes, place for trekking.
  • Wayanad Ghats - enroute to Wayanad with nine hairpin bends
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Sleep

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Hotels

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Eat & Drink

You can get Particularly South Indian Dishes such as Dosa, Idly, sambar, Uttapam. In drinks you will enjoy, fresh coconut water, wine, beer and other drinks

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Get out

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External links

India Govt. NIC site for Kozhikode (http://kozhikode.nic.in/), maps, history, photo gallery



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