Kozhikode Travel

Travel to Kozhikode

Kozhikode Travel


Exploring the Malabar with special reference to Kozhikkode

Location Kozhikkode, formerly known as Calicut was the seat of the Zamorin dynasty and also a renowned trade hub. It is the gate way to the north Kerala, which is popularly known as Malabar. Kozhikkode is a place full of lush green country sides, beaches, wild life sanctuaries, rivers and hills. The place offers unique culture and amazing hospitality to the visitors.

Places to visit in Kozhikode The Kozhikkode beach is a favourite hangout for visitors. The old light house and crumbling piers would be really amazing the beach visitors. There is a loin park for children and a marine water aquarium to add interest.

Thikkoti Lighthouse : Thokkoti light house, which is 30 Kms from Kozhikkode, was built after a ship wreck. On the way to the light house there is the Kappad beach located 16 Kms North of Kozhikkode, where the Vasco- Da- Gama sailed in to Kerala over 500 years ago.

Another attractive spot is the Lokanarkkavu temple, which is famous through the North Kerala Ballads. It is 50KMS north of Kozhikkode.

In Kozhikkode city, more fascinating spots are like the Science planetarium and the Krishna Menon Museum.

Natural lovers have the options of visiting Wayanad wild life sanctuary, which is an extension of Nagarhole and Mudumalai protected areas. Wayanad, which is literally meant as the land of swamps, is rich with bio diversity. The sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve.

Kadalundi bird sanctuary is situated at 19KMS from Kozhikkode, is enriched with hundreds of varieties of native birds. Thusharagiri waterfalls, which is 68 KMS away from Kozhikkode is famous for its magnificent waterfalls. One has to catch the Kodencherry bus to reach Thusharagiri.

Krishna Menon Museum :Another attractive spot is the Krishna Menon Museum. It is situated at East Hill. It is just 5Kms from railway station or bus stop.

Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery :Tourists can also visit the Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery. The museum under the Archaeological department was named after the great Kerala Varma Pazhassiraja. It’s on 30th November 1805 AD the great warrior shot dead.

Science Planetarium :Those who visit Kozhikode should go to science planetarium. It is situated in the Jaffarkhan colony. The planetarium will show the mysterious movements of the stars and planets.

Tourist Attractions In And Around Kozhikode ( Calicut ) Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary :

Natural lovers have the options of visiting Wayanad wild life sanctuary, which is an extension of Nagarhole and Mudumalai protected areas. Wayanad, which is literally meant as the land of swamps, is rich with bio diversity. The sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve.


Kappad Beach :

The rock studded beach is 16 Kms from Kozhikode town. Kappad find its place in geography text books after the landing of Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama. The gateway of Malabar coast, Kappad created a new part in history.


Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary :Kadalundi bird sanctuary is situated at 19KMS from Kozhikkode, is enriched with hundreds of varieties of native birds. Thusharagiri waterfalls, which is 68 KMS away from Kozhikkode is famous for its magnificent waterfalls. One has to catch the Kodencherry bus to reach Thusharagiri.

Lokanarkavu Temple :The Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple’s main deity is goddess Durga. The shrines adjacent to it are dedicated to Siva and Vishnu. The temple is known for its caves and carvings.

Mananthavadi :This is another attractive tourist spot. The forests of Mananthavadi are one of the best locations for taking pictures.

Dolphin's Point : Here one can see in the early hours of the morning dolphins playing in the sea. The beach, 2 km from Calicut town centre is along stretch of tree lined sand popular with the local people because of the Lions Club park, the Light House and the two piers - and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy in the evening breeze.

Thusharagiri water falls :This is located 68 Kms from Calicut city. The water falls thrills anyone.

How To Reach There Kozhikkode is well connected by road and rail network. It has an international airport at Karippur, which is 23 Kms from Kozhikkode town.



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