Calicut - Kozhikode

Calicut ,also known as Kozhikode, 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. Known for its tasty food and wonderful hospitality.

Attractions

The temples and mosques of this district contain sculptures and inscriptions which are of considerable interest to the students of art. Kozhikode city itself has many temples, the most important of which are the Tali Temple, Thiruvannur Temple, Azhakodi Temple, Sree Valayanad Temple, Varakkal Temple, Bilathikulam Temple, Bhairagi Madam Temple.

Lokanarkavu Temple in Memunda near Vadakara, The Sidda Samajam in Memunda, Sree Muthappan Payamkuty Mala, in Memunda, Sandbanks Vatakara.

There is an art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum located at East Hill in Kozhikode. Lalitha Kala Academy also has an art gallery adjacent to the Kozhikode town hall. The Indian Business Museum is also located in Kozhikode. There is a planetarium, situated in the heart of the city near Jaffer Khan Colony.

Thusharagiri Falls, a very beautiful Waterfall is about 55 km from Kozhikode Railway Station. Thusharagiri is served by a KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation) hotel.

Kozhikode Beach

Calicut The beach at Kozhikode is not yet overdeveloped. It remains a popular retreat for local people. There are two sea piers, almost 125 years old extending well into the sea. There are some nearby parks like the Lions club, and children's park.


Mananchira

Mananchira is at the heart of the city and many institutions like the Town Hall and the Public Library are situated around it. One of Kozhikode's oldest institutions, the Commonwealth Trust's office, is located here. The large pond and park are well-known landmarks.

Kappad Beach

Kappad Beach On 27 May 1498, Vasco Da Gama landed in Kappad Beach (also known as Kappakkadavu) with three vessels and 170 men. Sixteen km north of Kozhikode by Kannur road, a small road from Tiruvangoor leads to this beach of historical importance. A monument is here to commemorate the historical landing. An ancient temple on a hillock, facing the deep sea, is an added attraction.


Beypore

Beypore is a port city situated 10 km south of Calicut at the mouth of Chaliyar river. Beypore is famous for its ancient shipbuilding industry, which constructed uru, the traditional trading vessels of Arabs.

Other places of interest
-Art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum at East Hill in Kozhikode
-Lalitha Kala Academy: An art gallery adjacent to the Kozhikode town hall Planetarium
-Lokanarkavu Temple,dedicated to goddess Durga,is situated at Memunda ,The temple is 4 km from vatakara.
-Thusharagiri: A waterfall situated about 55 km from Calicut Railway Station
-Kozhippara waterfalls is located at the eastern side of the district and offers a good trekking experience
-Peruvannamuzhi: dam site, boat service, bird sanctuary, and crocodile sanctuary Kakkayam: dam site, hydroelectric project, famous for trekking.

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