Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is one of the major cities in the beautiful state of Kerala. It was and still is the most important city in the Malabar region. The city was the capital of the powerful and mighty Zamorins for a long time, before India Independence. Kozhikode is where the Europeans first arrived in India. It is also a major tourist center.
Now let us see the major tourist attractions in and around Kozhikode.
Kappad beach: This beach is where Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, first landed in India
Mananchira: Mananchira is situated right in the middle of the city, it can be called as the heart of the city. There is a large pond and park here. Lot of people throng this area enjoying the evenings. The commonwealth Trust office, one of the oldest buildings in the city, is located nearby.
Beypore: Situated 11 kms away from the city, Beypore is famous for is Uru which are cargo ships made entirely of wood, in traditional style. It is an important trading centre.
Peruvannamuzhy: Located 60 km away from the city, Peruvannamuzhy has a beautiful dam and reservoir. Lying close to the reservoir, there is a crocodile farm. There are speed boat rides through the reservoir.
Thusharagiri: There are three waterfalls in Thusharagiri, 40 km away from the city. The waterfalls in he middle of
Kozhikode Beach: It is a well preserved beach right in the city itself. There is a Dolphin Point nearby where people can see dolphins playing at early mornings.
Vadakara: Vadakara is a mojor center of Kerala’s own martial art, Kalarippayattu. There are many ancient houses and temples nearby.
Finding places to stay during your trip to Kozhikode is not at all difficult. There are numerous hotels and resorts with excellent accommodation facilities throughout the city. Kochi, the other major city of K