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Kozhikode (Calicut)

Kozhikode (Calicut) , Kerala

Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala and the second largest urban conglomerate. This is a city which is developing in leaps and bounds and there really is no stopping it. It was always one of the most important trading ports in the country and still retains that very status. Located on the Malabar coast, this is the one place which is not just a city but is surrounded by the great sea and some of the treasures of nature. Kozhikode is definitely a city that should be visited. There is a great history regarding this city too. It was dubbed as the City of Spices because it was the hub which traded most of the spices from India to all the foreign lands.This was during the middle ages when the Arab merchants would deal with India. Later on May 20th 1498 Vasco da Gama finally landed on the shores of Calicut and made it one of the great events in history. The foreign powers slowly seeped in after getting the smell of the spices and finally the British set theit foothold in this country. Kozhikode is famous for its boat-building yard, timber industry and historic temples and churches. Some of the popular places of interest are Kozhikode Beach, Veliyangadi (big bazaar), Mananchira, S.M. Street, Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Sarovaram Biopark, Tali Siva Temple, Mishkal Mosque and Panniyankara Bhagavati Temple among many other places in this city. This is a city with a merchants heart. It has always been a land for the merchants and is a city that knows best how to trade. The place voted as the second best city to live in, Kozhikode is definitely one of the places that not only offer you comfort but it gives you a place with a wealth of history and an eclectic mix of many cultures living harmoniously together.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /89.0°F 123 mm 49feet 5280.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Art Gallery

    "An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum is the ownership of a collection. Paintings are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, textiles, costume, drawings, pastels, watercolors, collages, prints, artists' books, photographs, and installation art are also regularly shown.[1] Although primarily concerned with providing a space to show works of visual art, art galleries are sometimes used to host other artistic activities, such as performance art, music concerts, or poetry readings."

    Art Gallery

  • Beypore

    "Beypore or Beypur is an ancient port town and part of Kozhikode municipal corporation in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. The place was formerly known as Vaypura / Vadaparappanad. Tippu Sultan named the town \"Sultan Pattanam\". There is a marina and a beautiful beach. Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done to the Middle East. Beypore is also famous for building wooden ships, called Dhows or Urus in Malayalam language. These ships are usually bought by Arab merchants for trading, fishing and now used as tourist ships. According to Captain Iwata, founder member of the Association of Sumerian ships in Japan, Sumerian ships might have been built in Beypore. There is evidence to prove that Beypore had direct trade links with Mesopotamia and was a prominent link on the maritime silk route."


  • Kirtads

    "It is purely a governmental organization under the Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes Development ministry and functions as a separate Directorate. Its main objective is to carry out research that helps to promote development among the scheduled communities in Kerala. It also attempts to identify the needs and problems confronting the marginalized section of the population and suggest recommendations to the government in finding a panacea for their overall development. This was established in the year 1972 as Tribal Research and Training centre (TR & TC) in a national pattern, which is subsequently got recognized as KIRTADS in 1979 and is working among all the scheduled communities for their development."


  • Krishna Menon Museum

    "One of the things that makes Indian culture so rich and full of heritage is definitely its many leaders. The Krishna Menon Museum has a section in honour of the great Indian V.K. Krishna Menon, where his personal belongings and souvenirs gifted to him are exhibited.The Krishna Menon Museum is located adjacent to the Pazhassi Raja Museum, with various other exhibits besides the great leader.\n"

    Krishna Menon Museum

  • Mananchira Square

    "Mananchira Square is a park in the centre of Kozhikode, Kerala state, southern India. The historic maithan, adjacent to Manachira has been converted into an arcadia with trees and plants, an artificial hill, shrubs, sculpture, an open air theatre, and a musical fountain.\nMananchira Square is named after the man-made lake Mananchira around which it is situated in the centre of the city. It is named after Manadevan Samoothiri, the erstwhile ruler of the Kozhikode Kingdom, known as Mana-vedan Chira (pond) and later transformed to Mana-an-Chira."

    Mananchira Square

  • Pazhassiraja Museum

    "Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum is a museum and art gallery in Kozhikode, Kerala. The museum has a rich collection of historical artifacts from 1000 BC to 200 AD.[1]The building that houses the museum was constructed in the year 1812[2] and was then known as East Hill Bungalow. The bungalow was converted to an archaeological museum in 1976. In the year 1980, the building was renamed as the Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum.[2]"

    Pazhassiraja Museum


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