Unni Mohanadas Destinations, Kerala 0

Kozhikode- Underexplored historical and cuisine destination in Kerala

Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It was a significant spice trade center for more than 500 years.

1.  The city came into existence sometime in the 13th century CE.
2. Ibn Battuta (1342–1347), who visited six times, gives the earliest glimpses of life in the city. He describes Kozhikode as “one of the great ports of the district of Malabar”
3. Vaco Da Gama landed in Kozhikode on 1498
4. The English landed in 1615
5.  In 1765, Mysore captured Kozhikode as part of its occupation of the Malabar Coast.

Activities for tourists

1. Visit the beach and lighthouse
2. Visit Planetarium
3. Visit Pazhassiraja museum
4. Visit Tali temple
5. Enjoy Malabar cuisine

How to reach there


Calicut International airport has flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi Sharjah, Muscat, Delhi, Bahrain, Jeddah, and Bengaluru

Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Mangaluru, Trivandrum and Kochi passes through Calicut

Calicut is situated near National Highway and connected to different major cities in India

Nearby destinations for tour operators/travel agents

1. Wayanad (85 km away)
2. Kochi ( 183 km away)
3. Bandipur National Park (116 km away)
4. Malampuzha ( 137 km away)
5. Ooty ( 156 km away)

Some hotels in Kozhikode for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Westway Hotel http://westwayhotel.com/
Keys Hotel, Malabar Gate http://www.hotelmalabargate.com/
Hotel Paramount Tower http://www.paramounttower.in/
Hotel Calicut Gate http://www.hotelcalicutgate.com/
Hotel Marina Residency http://www.marinaresidency.com/


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