Kozhikode or Calicut, in northern part of south Indian state of Kerala, is a place steeped in history with shades of natural beauty. Discovered by Vasco da Gama in 14th century and thereafter the major trade route to far off lands through the southern cape of Africa, Kozhikode today is a place of distinctive cultural amalgamation with temples, museums and exquisite coconut-tree fringed beaches all around to delight tourists.
Tourist attractions in Kozhikode are many, and the Dolphin's Point is one of them for its beautiful beach, long walks and above all, to spot dolphins frolicking in the sea. If the Ettumanoor temple, housing the famous statue of the Nataraja, delights tourists for its carvings and architecture, then the Krishnan Menon Museum- dedicated to V.K. Krishna Menon, a renowned leader- would be great to savour artefacts and memorabilia.
The list of tourist attractions in Kozhikode includes the Mananchira Square and the Pazhassi Raja Museum, the latter is a site to show ancient murals, antique statues, stone monuments, old coins and temples replicas. If the Pookot Lake- a natural fresh water lake- satiates the tourists need of a calm place for its existing meadows and trees, then the Thali Temple in Kozhikode city centre takes tourists back into its glorious past.
By Air The Calicut Airport, some 27 kms away, has regular flights from almost all major Indian cities besides offering domestic flights to many Gulf counties.
By Rail The railway station at Kozhikode has many local and inter-state trains to link it rest of the region, and India too.
By Road A wide network of roads links Kozhikode to rest of towns of the state, and India as well.
Kappad is a famous beach near Kozhikode City, Kerala, which was supposedly discovered by the Portuguese in 1498. The beach is historic for being known as part of the trade route from Europe to India in accident time. For years, it has also been an ideal place for a holiday destination as visitors throng here for relaxation and rejuvenation. Naturally, the beach has scenic beauty that keeps visitors hooked here.
Further, visitors to Kappad Beach ...
Thikkoti Light House is a famous monument of Kozhikode and is constructed by the remnants of a shipwreck. This Light House is reminder of a mishap and is located on the rocky shoreline. This place is rich with natural beauty and is ideal place for watching several species of nomadic birds. This Light House was established in 1847 to remind the sailor of this accident.
This light house is 33 meter high and is visited by the many tourists every ye...
A visit to the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary in Malapuram district, Kerala is a pure treat to bird lovers. Being here means you get to watch a wide variety of birds against the backdrop of the Kadalundi River flowing from this island and merging with the Arabian Sea. This place is ideal to watch birds like seagulls, red and greenshanks, sandpipers, turnstones, sandplovers, flock and many more.
More so, bird lovers to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary can watc...
Beypore is a small village in Kozhikode, Kerala and is also known as 'Sultan Pattanam'. This name is believed to be given by Tipu Sultan himself – the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. This place has a small beautiful port and a beach that attracts a big number of tourists throughout the year. In fact, Beypore port is one of the oldest port in the Kerala which was used in accident time for trade.
Today, the port is used for fishing and board...