When the name Kozhikode strikes your ears the images and thoughts of greenery with cool breeze cuddling you conquer your mind. Tourists enjoy each and every moment amid the nature.
This region of Malabar is well known as Calicut too. Kozhikode (Calicut) has been an important trade and commercial sector since yesteryears. The people here are known for their honesty and it is for this reason the place has earned the name Harbour of Honesty. Some call it The Cock Fort.
The city has produced gem like personalities like V. K. Krishna Menon, P.T. Usha and many for India. The Sandy coastal belt Kozhikode has tropical climatic conditions and the best time to visit Kozhikode is September to February.
Kozhikode shares its boundary with Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur. The city is famous for spices especially pepper, coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil production which is exported across the world.
The serene beaches of Kozhikode "green surroundings"and warmth of beautiful ambience fascinates visitors. It is an ideal destination to spend your vacations in lovely myriad hues.
One must not forget to experience Kerala's famous Ayurvedic massage, Boat Cruise in Backwaters and the famous Kozhikodan Halwa here.
Tourist attractionsMananchira Square
The Mananchira Square is an architectural grandeur established around the Mananchira tank which is a green carpeted area, surrounded by ethnic buildings and musical fountain. Commonwealth Trust Factory, Town Hall, Public Library, Lalitkala Academy Hall, CSI Church, Pattalam Mosque, Commonwealth Spinning Mill, Kuttichera, Mishkal Mosque, Kuttichera Tank, Jama'atpalli Mosque and Muchhandipalli Mosque are the important settlements at the Square.Thali Temple
The Thali Temple has been very important in yesteryears as it hosts the legendary annual contest, Revathi Pattanam in which artists exhibit their unique skills and talents in front of the then rulers of Samuthiri clan. Today also the temple is a revered religious spot for Hindus.Kozhikode Beach
Beaches of Kozhikode are a special attraction. The walk on the sand with pleasant cool breeze caressing your face in twilight helps you relax every tension. The Lion's Park, lighthouse, Marine Life Aquarium and two piers attracts everyone.Dolphin Point
The Dolphin Point besides the beach presents pleasant view of dolphins playing hide and seek in the sea water.Kappad Beach
Kappad is the land where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time on May 27, 1498. Now a small stone monument is seen at the beach which narrates the story of that event.Pisharikavu
The murals inside the temple are the oldest in entire state of Kerala. Pisharikavu is bring to life during the annual festival in the month of April - May and people around rejoice and in high spirits.Thusharagiri Waterfall
This splendid fall is worth visiting for their scenic beauty and tranquility. Thusharagiri waterfall is a good picnic spot.Regional Science Centre
The planetarium and the Science Park at Jaffarkhan Colony of Kozhikode display huge working models to explore the universe, planets and stars. Adults like to sit under the shade to rest and enjoy cool breezes while children are amused by an interesting games, puzzles and scientific gadgetry.
Shopping in Kozhikode
Tourists should carry back the varied coloured Kozhikode halwa topped with rich amount of dry fruits and banana chips, irresistible variety of Kerala spices, and bell metal artefacts. The models of urs or yatch, muslin and handloom cloth from SM Street are a good buy.