Kozhikode, Information about Kozhikode, Kozhikode Tour


Information about Kozhikode

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut was once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a main trade and commerce centre in Kerala. Kozhikode was also the most important region of Malabar in the earlier days. Kozhikode covers an area of 2206 square km. Today, lush green country sides, serene beaches, historic sites, backwater destinations, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm friendly ambience make Kozhikode a popular destination. Ma Huan also called this place as the great country of the Western Ocean.

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History of Kozhikode

Kozhikode was once the capital of the Zamorins. The zamorins converted this place into the trading and commercial port. Marco Polo also visited this place on his way back home from China, in search of textiles, especially calico, a special type of cotton. The Chinese also built homes and warehouses in Kozhikode. Vasco Da Gama landed at Kappad in Calicut in 1498.

Backwaters in Kozhikode

The backwaters of Kozhikode are unexplored and unspoiled and hold great promises for the enchanting holidays. Elathur, the Canoli Canal and the Kallai River are the best destinations for boating. Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalstsavam is fast becoming a popular watersports destination.

Tourist attractions in Kozhikode

There are a large number of tourist locations in the district while tourists visiting Kozhikode are attracted more towards leisure tourism including beaches and historical monuments. The different places to visit in Kozhikode are Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, Krishna Menon Museum, Kirtads, Beypore, Kappad, Kozhikode Beach, Velliyamkallu, Payyoli, Kakkayam, Vadakara, Tusharagiri, Peruvannamuzhi, Wayanad Ghats, Iringal, Mananchira Maidan, Kuttichitra, Lokanarkavu Temple, Tali Temple, Mannur Temple, Ponmeri and Varakkal Devi Temple.   More....

Festivals in Kozhikode

Malabar Mahotsavam, Sivarathri, Utsavam at Sreekanteswara Temple and Jalotsavam are the three important festivals which are celebrated in Kozhikode. Malabar Mohatsavam is a grand festival of the Malabar region where one can see various traditional and culture art forms that make it a spectacular cultural extravaganza. This festival is held in the month of January. As a part of the Onam festival, three Jalotsavams (water fiestas) are held every year by sports clubs at Korappuzha, Moorad and Pongilodippara. These are colourful cultural pageants that precede the boat races on Onam day.

How to reach Kozhikode

By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Karipur, about 23 kms from Kozhikode. The flights daily operates to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and the Middle east.
The Chennai flight also touches Coimbatore and Madurai.

By Rail:
Kozhikode is well connected to all the major cities and tourist destinations in India.

By Road:
An excellent network of roads connects the district to all the major towns and cities of India.

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