Tourist Places in Kozhikode (Calicut)-Prominent Attractions

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Major Tourist Places In Kozhikode.

Kozhikode or Calicut is one of the historic place in kerala. Kozhikode was once a prominent trade and commerce center in Malabar region. Today, the lush country sides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills make Kozhikode a popular destination. Some of the Best Tourist places in kozhikode (calicut) are:

  • Beypore
  • Kappad Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Kadalundi Bird Sanctury
  • Kakkayam
  • Thusharagiri

 

BEYPORE:

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Beypore

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Beypore is located in Kozhikode at the mouth of the Chaliyar River. Historically, its an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travellers and later the Europeans. It was one of the prominent ports and fishing harbors of ancient Kerala. The boat building yard here, famous for the construction of Uru (the Arabian trading vessel), boats a tradition of almost 1500 years. Beypore is one of the main tourist place in kozhikode.

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 21 km

 

KAPPAD BEACH:

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Kappad Beach

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For the people of Kozhikode, this pleasant stretch of rock-studded beach is Kappakkadavu. For the tourist it is one of the most charming beaches in kerala. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. It was the spices and wealth of Malabar that first brought the Arabs, the Phoenicans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English to Kerala. Kappad has witnessed many such landings. Kozhikode was the most important trade centre of Malabar region and the Zamorins who ruled this mighty land were powerful and shrewd.

An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old. Kappad is one of the main tourist place in kozhikode.

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 35 km, via NH 17  
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 45 km, via NH 17

 

KOZHICODE BEACH:

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Kozhikode Beach

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Kozhikode is the most important region of Malabar. it is known as the capital of powerful Zamorins. Kozhikode is prominent for its trade and commerce center. This beach is favorite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, that run into the sea. Kozhikode Beach is a good place for trying out seafood delicacies like kallumekaya (mussels), available at the numerous stalls lining the promenade. At dawn, a walk along Dolphin’s Point will reward you with a sight of playful dolphins.

Kozhikode beach is one of the main tourist place in kozhikode. a must place to visit at kozhikode

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 3 km  
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport,about 29 km

 

KADALUNDI BIRD SANCTUARY:

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The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is spread over a cluster of islands in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundi River flows into the Arabian Sea. The place is locally known as Kadalundi Nagaram. 

The estuary at Kadalundy is haven for migratory birds terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, whimbrels and other exotic varieties. A hillock nearby, which is 200 m above sea level, offers a splendid view of the river mouth and the sea. Kadalundi is known for its wide variety of fish, mussels and crabs. The mangrove vegetation here shelters otters and jackels.

kadalundi bird sanctuary one of the main tourist place in kozhikode. a must place to visit at kozhikode.

Best time to visit: September to March.

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 19 km  
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 23 km from Kozhikode town

 

KAKKAYAM:

tourist places in kozhikode

kakkayam

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Kakkayam is a picturesque dam site is teeming with exotic wild life. kakkayam offers excellent trekking and rock climbing opportunitieIt is one of the best tourist places in kozhikode district of Kerala for its picturesque landscape and sightseeing. There are various sites of attractions which include: Kakkayam valley, virgin forest, power house, many large and small waterfalls, trekking spot, reservoir, greenery, boating, swimming, camping and varieties of rare species of birds and animals.

The best time to visit this tourist places in kozhikode is between November and April.

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 66 km
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 87 km

 

TUSHARAGIRI:

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Thusharagiri

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The set of beautiful cascades forming Thusharagiri waterfalls is located in the hill ranges of Western Ghats, east of Kozhikode.

The land is famous for its trekking tracks. The plantation destination that abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger and spices are trekkers delight. Trekkers start early morning from the second waterfall on the hills and climb up through the pristine dense evergreen forests teeming with exotic birds and animals to reach Vythiri in Wayanad district by evening.

Of these multiple waterfalls, the first three are within 500 metres and easy to reach. They are Earattumukku, Thanni Muthassi and Mazhavil Chattam falls. it is one of the main tourist places in kozhikode.

Getting There:

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 50 km  
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 23 km from Kozhikode town

OTHER PLACES OF INTERESTS:

  • Velliyamkallu,
  • Pazhassiraja Museum and art gallery,
  • Kalipoika,
  • Kirtads,
  • Peruvannamkuzhi,
  • Kuttiyadi,
  • Mananchira Maidan,
  • Kuttichira,
  • Lokanarkavu temple,
  • Mannur temple,
  • Varakkal devi temple,
  • Jain temple,
  • Budha vihar,
  • Mother of god church,
  • Tail temple.
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