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Introduction

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom, and later of the erstwhile Malabar District. Calicut has a very colourful past. Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut (Kappad - 16 KM from the city) in 1498, becoming the first European to reach India by the sea route around the southern cape of Africa. His arrival heralded the period of Portuguese supremacy in India and the history of Calicut after 1498 was certainly dramatic.The serene beaches historic sites, rivers, hills, lush green countrysides, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make kozhikode a popular destination.

Area 30 sq km
Altitude sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-42.0 C Winter,Min.-10.0C,Max.-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Malayalam
STD Code 0483
Rainfall 3,266 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September To May

Calicut(Kozhikode) MapOther cities map



How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport is at Karipur, which is 23 km from kozhikode(Calicut) town. There are daily flights to Mumbai, Bangalore and the Middle East.The Chennai flight also touches Coimbatore and Madurai.
  2. Rail:-Links to all the major cities and tourist centres in India.
  3. Road:- well-built network of roads connects Kozhikode (Calicut) to the other parts of the state.

Places to Visit

Thali Temple Dolphin's Point Pookot Lake Ettumanoor Temple
Thusharagiri Waterfalls Krishnan Menon Museum    

Excursion

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Beypore Beach Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary Kappad Beach
Lakkidi Lokanarkavu Temple Mananthavadi Peruvannamuzhi Dam

Accommodation

Sea Queen Hotel Taj Residency Hotel Malabar Palace Malabar Mansion
Kappad Beach Resorts Hotel Hyson