It is located at the Malabar Coast in the Northern part of the state of Kerala. It is a beautiful city. The city has a large number of visitor's attractions which include places of worship, beaches, backwaters, waterfalls and museums. The backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. These are a exclusive feature of the state and is not found anywhere in the world. They are a self supporting ecosystem which connect villages together and are used for local transport.
Other important tourist attractions are:Kappakkadavu Beach:
It is one of the most attractive beaches in the city and has taken an important place in the history of the world. It is the place where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to India on May 27, 1498. This beach is also known as Kappad Beach. There is a small stone monument at the beach to memorialize that event.Pazhassiraja Museum:
It is a stunning museum under the State Archaeological Department and consists of ancient coins, models of temples, mural paintings, antique bronzes, dolmenoid cists and other items of archeological importance. Situated next to Pazhassirajah Museum is an art gallery displaying paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary:
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for migratory birds. This sanctuary is the home to about 100 species of resident and 60 species of migratory birds. The sanctuary is surrounded by hillocks and spreads over an area of 3 km. Terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, and other migratory birds flock the place from the month of November and returns only by the end of April.The Thali Temple:
This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is an ancient temple dating back to the Zamorin rule. This temple was destroyed by Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. However the temple was renovated in the 18th Century and includes shrines of Ganapati, Narasimha and Saasta.Dolphin's Point:
It is a beautiful place where one can see dolphin's playing in the sea in the early morning. On this beach are also situated Calicut Town Center, Lions Club, and a lighthouse.The Science Planetarium
The Science Planetarium at Jaffarkhan Colony is the best place to unravel the mysteries of universe and enlightens about the planets and stars in Calicut. It has an interesting array of games, puzzles, and scientific gadgetry, which can keep a person busy for the whole day. The planetarium and Science Center are in the same complex of Calicut.Mananchira
Mananchira, which was the palace tank of King Mana Vikrama, has been now turned into a traditional architectural splendor with carpeted green grass and surrounded by ethnic buildings. The place also has a musical fountain.
Other important tourist attractions in Calicut include the lighthouse, Sultan Bathery Lion's Park, Mannur Temple, Jain Temple, Catholic Church, St. Mary's Church, Mother of God Church, Jami Mosque, and Mishkal Masjid. Places near Calicut to visit are Beypore, Vadakara, Tellicherry and Sultan Battery, Thusharagiri, Velleri Mala etc.