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Kozhikode (Calicut)

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Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode Beach  Video Review

Kozhikode Beach

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3rd Jan 18

Monarchical square

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Mananchira Square

Sufad C
11th Jan 18

Planetarium

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Regional Science Centre & Planetarium

Vyshakhvijayan
5th Jan 18

Kadalundi

Kadalundi  Video Review

Kadalundi

Vyshakhvijayan
4th Jan 18

Regional science center & planetarium

Regional science center & planetarium  Video Review

Regional Science Centre & Planetarium

Vyshakhvijayan
4th Jan 18

Kozhikode beach

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Kozhikode Beach

Vyshakhvijayan
3rd Jan 18

Calicut International Airport

Calicut International Airport  Video Review

Calicut International Airport

Ny2
6th Dec 17

Good airport

Good airport  Video Review

Calicut International Airport

Nadeer Kakopuram
6th Dec 17

One of the famous airport in Kerala

One of the famous airport in Kerala  Video Review

Calicut International Airport

Praveen Payyan
6th Dec 17

Clean airport

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Calicut International Airport

Mihad Kp
6th Dec 17

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Reviews (94)

Kishor shah

Kishor shah3.6/5

2 reviews

Calicut

Neat and clean city. Good roads. We got veg food also. People are also nice. Some were language is prob but nice and prosperous city. Many jewelers, big shops m multistory building and big commercial are their. Good progress. Many good hotels and restaurants are also their.

Madhavan menon

Madhavan menon3.6/5

2 reviews

Kozhikode

Nothing much of tourist interest, other than Mananchira and Mittai Therevu. Paragon, Sagar restaurants offer good biriyani. Banana chips are great. The beach is a good place to visit. The Thali temple is an ancient one. Mundu and Sari are a must for men and women respectively

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.

Photos of Kozhikode (Calicut)

Mananchira Square, Kozhikode (Calicut)

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Mananchira Square, Kozhikode (Calicut)
Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode (Calicut)

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Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode (Calicut)
Kalipoyika, Kozhikode (Calicut)

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Kalipoyika, Kozhikode (Calicut)
Kappad Beach, Kozhikode (Calicut)

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Kappad Beach, Kozhikode (Calicut)

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