Location : In the south Indian state of Kerala.
Tourist Attractions : Pazhassirajah Museum, Art Gallery, Kozhikode Beach, Religious points, Dolphin's Point, Fire Temple, the Buddhist Vihar, Mishkal Masjid.
Best Hangout : Dolphin's Point, Kozhikode Beach, Religious points.
Best Activity : Stroll along the beach side.
When to Visit : September To May
About Calicut / Kozhikode
Calicut or Kozhikode is situated in the south Indian state of Kerala
on the southwest coast of the Arabian Sea. The busy coastal city of Kozhikode / Calicut, holds an important place in the legend and
history of Kerala. The place is historically famous as the
Portuguese led by Vasco da Gama first landed in India, at Kappad
near Kozhikode in 1498 AD. He was the first European to reach India
via the sea route, around the southern cape of Africa. Later the
Dutch, French and British came for trade to the shores of Calicut.
Kozhikode (Calicut) was the capital of the powerful Zamorins. This
ancient commercial town of Kerala still maintains its commercial
Major Tourist Attractions in Calicut /
This rich museum displays the famous past of Kozhikode. Located on the East Hill, at a distance of 5 kms from the city, the museum is run by the situation Archeological Department.
Known for its treasured collected works of paintings made by Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Varma, the gallery pulls in the art connoisseur the most.
Located on the eastern part of the city, the beach at Calicut offers the leisure-seekers a long stretch of endless sandy beach. The wonderful spectacle of the setting sun from this beach is most glorious to see.
Dolphin's Point is the place where one can see dolphins singing in the sea of an early morning. The long tree-lined beach, about 2 km away, is popular with the local community because of the Lions Club Park, the lighthouse, and two piers - and of course, the opportunity to soak in the evening breeze.
The lighthouse which overlooks Velliyamkallu of Moodadi coast was
built after a shipwreck, the remains of which can still be seen
here. The region around the Velliyamkallu rock is the transit home
to migratory birds.
Air : Kozhikode airport is located at a coldness of about 25 km from the center of the city. Kozhikode is well connected by air to Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Goa, Madurai and Chennai.
Rail : Calicut is associated to all the major cities of India through rail link. The station is around 2 km south of Mananchira Square. The city is well connected by train with imperative places like Mangalore, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa and Mumbai.
Road : Calicut is well linked with various destination in Kerala and beyond. National Highway-17 links Calicut with the rest of the cities in Kerala and bordering states.
You won't have any accommodation problem here, as there are plenty
of them at Calicut. The accommodation ranges between luxury and
budget and you can pick the one which best suites your requirement.
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