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.