Kozhikode (Calicut) Tourism

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Vinod Nair5.0/5

149 reviews

A foodies paradise

Kozhikode or calicut is a coastal city which was famous for trading earlier. This place has some beautiful beaches. One among them is Kappad beach, where one can sit and spend the evening watching the sunset and all. Calicut has lots of sightseeing places like beaches, temples, art museums and some famous streets like SM street for shopping and all. During our visit we went to Sargaalaya Arts and crafts museum where the real craftsmanship of Kerala can be seen. For stay Raviz is a good five star property which is exactly located in the heart of the city. The room and food everything was just awesome. And what I like most about this place is the people here are so good in giving details of there city. The nearest airport is calicut airport which is in the city only, so reaching here is very easy. This place is the best place for food lovers. They have so variety of delicious cuisines.

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Vidhya3.6/5

9 reviews

Missing the old Calicut

Memories are more glorious I think. The fact that we had some good memories at Calicut beach years back made us take our daughter for a walk there early in the morning. Though nothing could mar the beauty of the Arabian queen it was with lots of disappointment that we saw what looked to be like feathers and carcass of countless chicken dumped in the sea. With each wave that returned a carcass flowed in and my daughter was scared to play in the waves. But got over that and tried to focus on the positives when we were yet again disheartened to see sewage being dumped into the sea. That was it, we left back for the hotel upset at nature being destroyed yet again.
Other than that everything else was fine. The food was still amazing, the auto drivers still courteous and the people still helpful.
Hopefully the city will do something to save the famous beach.
Hoping to make better memories the next time.

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Kozhikode (Calicut)

Kozhikode (Calicut) Overview

History of Kozhikode

Kozhikode is a famous district in the north part of the state of Kerala in India. Often referred to by its old name of Calicut, this was a vital area in Malabar in the past. The name Kozhikode derives from Koyil, which means Palace and Kota, which means Fort. Different people know this place by different names, Kalikooth in Arab, Kallikkottai in Tamil and Kalifo in Chinese. The city however is more commonly addressed by its Anglicized version Calicut.Vasco Da Gama found the place in 1948, when his portuguese navigator discovered the same accidentally. This historical landing of Vasco da Gama with his team of 170 men and 3 sailors is depicted by the construction of a monument that commemorates the arrival.Kozhikode was the capital of Zamorins and was a famous centre for trade and commerce. Even today it enjoys the same importance as far as trade is concerned. This place is known for being the first sea route discovered to reach India by the outside world.

Things to Do in Kozhikode

Kozhikode surroundings are quite breathtaking with the Arabian Sea in the west and Wayanad hills on east. The serene beaches, historical monuments and lush green environment have made Kozhikode emerge as the popular tourist destination in Southern India. What the place boasts of is beautiful beaches, which are Beypore and Kozhikode. For history lovers, Kozhikode is a home to many historical monuments and museums like Krishna Menon, Pazhassirajah. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is yet another treat for nature lovers. For religious people, Kozhikode has the Tali Temple and the Jama-at-palli.Kozhikode is described as the marketing centre for many essential commodities. These majorly include coffee, coconut, pepper, lemon grass, oil and rubber amongst all others. Kozhikode can be easily addressed as the centre for international and domestic trades. Its contribution in development of the place in every aspect has made it a spectacular centre of development. Kozhikode links its ample fame to the famous football event that has helped this gain the name of being the Second Mecca to football lovers. The climate at this place is tropical and the best time to visit lies from September to May. Kannur is the district that borders this place in north. With Wayanad in east and Malappuram in South, Kozhikode is border by Arabian Sea on the west.

Food and Shopping in Kozhikode

Tourists can shop for buffalo horn carvings, local rosewood handicrafts, coir products and miniature snake boats for souvenirs. Tourists can also shop for Calico - a soft printed cotton variety famous in Kozhikode. Kozhikode is well known for sea food and Kerala cuisine. There are many restaurants and food joints in Kozhikode, which suits people of all tastes and budget.

Accommodation in Kozhikode

Karipur International airport also known as Calicut International airport is at a distance of 22 km from the city which serves as the closest airport. There are taxi services that are available from the airport to the city and they cost about Rs 400. Karipur airport is well connected to major cities in India and abroad, specifically to gulf countries. Kozhikode railway station is the closest railhead to the city and is very well connected by trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. KSRTC buses of the state of Kerala and Karnataka connect Kozhikode to many cities in Kerala and the neighboring states. Accommodation options in Kozhikode Accommodation options in Kozhikode ranges from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. Tourists can avail accommodation according to their budget.