Kozhikode (Calicut) Tourism
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Kozhikode (Calicut) Tourism

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Kozhikode (Calicut) Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Beach
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. 

History of Kozhikode

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 portages navigator discovered the same accidentally. This historical landing of Vasco da Gama with his team of 170 men and 3 sailors is epicted 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 moments 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.

Travelling to 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.
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Kozhikode (Calicut) Traveller Reviews

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Ashique Mohammed

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  • Ashique Mohammed
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  219 readers

"A good destination"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Calicut city is good, there are too much tourist places like kozhikode beaches. For purchase RP mall, focus mall are there. Its so good for tourists and so many resorts are there. Beach view rooms are available and it was awesome.
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Vinod kumar

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  • Lives in Kannur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  690 readers

"A nice travel to beautiful destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kozhikode is a nice place to visit. There are several places to see. The beach is wonderful. Also Beypore port is wonder place to visit. Feroke river is beautiful scene from the old and new bridge. Also the Kappad beach is a historical place where Vascoda Gama reached in 1497. It is a memorable place to visit.
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Satish Kumar

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  • Satish Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2996 readers

"A good experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a very good experience travelling to Calicut from Bangalore. It was the first time that I had gone to Calicut. It is a calm city & also I went to mallapuram from Calicut. The roads are clean & the environment is good. I took a cab from Calicut to malappuram. It is 2 hours journey. I enjoyed the same.
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Haroon Saifudeen

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  • Haroon Saifudeen
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1076 readers

"One of the best beach"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I would say Kozhikode beach is one of the beautiful beach I have seen in Kerala. I have visited this place many times. The food corners and the people around this place is a must to be praised. I will surely be a frequent visitor to this place.
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Vinod Gugloth

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  • Vinod Gugloth
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1258 readers

"Overall, a good destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2015
I enjoyed at lot. Went to see my sis and celebrated new year at beach it was very satisfactory and enjoyable. It was very very nice place. Temple is very pleasant at railway station and halwa is my favourite. It is a very good destination for a pleasant weather and feel good place.
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Gopal krishnan

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  • Gopal krishnan
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"A fantastic place to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2015
This is a fantastic place to visit. You will find almost all type of places here. Like you will find historical places like Kappad where Vasco da Gama first landed in India. You will also find amusement place. Go around city and grab Malabar haluva and dry fruits.
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Praveen Nambiar

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  • Praveen Nambiar
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Go to Kozhikode for its finger licking food !"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 18, 2015
I have visited kozhikode many times. I am always excited to travel to this part of the world for many reasons, and few of them are:

Delicious finger licking food - Kozhikode is known as the Food capital of Kerala and it doesn't disappoint, The malabar biryanis to the nadan fish curry to the arabic delicacies, you will just find everything here. Some of the must visit Joints : Zam Zam, Paragon (for its biryani) & Food stalls around calicut beach road.

Kozhikode has a different aura about itself, the place is calm, friendly & peaceful loaded with 2 - 3 good malls for shopping buffs, good theaters for movie buffs & friendly coffee joints.

You also have dubai street lane where you get all the imported things like electronics & perfumes etc as the very discounted price.

Calicut beach is another beautiful place to visit, very clean and well maintained beach.

It also boasts of having NIT & IIM.

Overall a wonderful & peaceful place to travel. If you got more time then wayand is 1 hour drive from the city.
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Avinash Kiran rp

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"Awesome experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2015
This is a fantastic place to visit. You will find almost all type of places here. Like you will find historical places like Kappad where Vasco da Gama first landed in India. You will also find amusement parks and other centers here. And u can also have some thrilling adventurous experience in the hilly areas of calicut which lies in The Western Ghats like Thusharagiri, Kakkadampoyil, Aanakkampoyil etc. Altogether this is a place worth visiting.
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Sreeni Sibi

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"A fantastic visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 19, 2015
It reverberates in our mind again and again once we leave this fantastic place. The scenic beauty and the pleasant climate make us to stay at that place itself. Must visit during the cold climate with loved ones. Very much addicted to this place. The best place to celebrate with your valentine also. Even with your family you can visit because of its atmosphere. The beaches here are well maintained and take away your stresses and leave you with relaxed mind.
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Jatin Garg

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  • Jatin Garg
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 24 Reviews
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"Best place for shopping and good spot"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2015
I liked the Kappad Beach near Calicut the most. It has good restaurants to eat near Beach Road and Silk Road specifically. You will get good juices over there. I kept visiting the locations through the guide available by hotel. Visit SM Street for shopping. Local transportation by bus is cheap and efficient.
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