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Kozhikode



Indian tourist place Kozhikode is also known as Calicut. The other name of the city is Kumarakom, though mostly people recognized the place with Calicut name. Kozhikode is the Malabar shore of Kerala. Earlier the town was used for trading in southern India. Sea route to Kozhikode from Eruope nations was discovered by famous explorer Vasco Da Gama. He was the first captain who discovered the direct route from European country to India. In world history he found the Calicut city of India and suggested other countries to link India through same way. The Kozhikode town was regarded newest city on earth.

Visiting Calicut will explore the town with lush flora, rivers, wildlife, hills and worship places. Travelers can enjoy this wonderful place with greenery every where. The top beach Kappakkadavu is most attractive spot of town. This beach is listed in history as Vasco Da Gama come to this beach first and created a History.

Kerala is all time favorite destinations especially for foreign voyagers. The backwaters are unique feature which is not possible anywhere else in the whole world. These backwaters are successful ecological unit of India having countless canals, lakes, deltas and estuaries with 44 rivers. These rivers are drained in Arabian Sea. Countless tourist spots such as Pazhassiraja Museum, Pookot Lake, Thusharagiri waterfalls, Thali Temple, Bird Sanctuary, Dolphin’s Point, Lion’s Park and Lighthouse are some other best tourist spots of Calicut.  

Some rivers of south India such as Murad River, Mahe River, Kallai River, Korapuzha River and Chaliyar River passes from the town. Its road network is best and state government is having frequent buses from various parts of the nation.

Few stunning attraction spots of Calicut are discussed below:
Art Gallery: the first location in Kozhikode is Art gallery established only for paintings and painters. The gallery is inside the Pazhassirajah Museum which is one more tourist place.

Beypore: the smallest village of Calicut is Beypore. This next tourist spot is also recognized as Vaypura. Beypore is having historical values so voyagers must visit the location.

Krishna Menon Museum: next location is Menon museum made Indian culture rich and completely heritage. The spot is named in honor of the great Indian Sri V. Krishna Menon. His personal gifted belongings are present in the museum.

Mananchira Square: another spot is Mananchira Square which is the man-made lake situated near the central part of city. The square is named after Manadevan Samoothiri who was the ruler of Kozhikode Empire.

Pazhassiraja Museum: new location is museum situated at 5 kms distance from Kozhikode. Museum is positioned on East Hill area of the city. Like other spots this museum is also named after a famous personality Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma. He was from the Kottayam royal family of Padinjare Kovilakom

Thikkoti Light House: the most interesting historical place of Calicut is Thikkoti light house.

Backwaters: Calicut draws attention of voyagers with untouched and unexplored backwaters. Kerala is world famous for backwater spots and Calicut is one of them. Kettuvallom is location where travelers can enjoy the customary house boat.

Elathur: the village Elathur is surrounded by Arabian Sea in west direction and river Korapuzha in north direction. The distance of Elathur town is 10 kms from Kozhikode City. Here travelers can view historic Canoly Canal which is named after the R.Canoly, the collector of British East India Company.

Kappad Beach: the beaches of Kerala makes it world tourist destination. Kappad Beach is historical beach which was explored by great explorer Vasco Da Gama. He put the first step of his journey in Kappad Beach.

Some other destinations like Kadalundi, Tali Temple, and Sweet Street (also known as Mithai Theravu) are available in Calicut where voyagers can spend their valuable time.

Attain to Calicut:
By Rail: the railway station of Kozhikode is properly linked to major cities of India such as New DelhiHyderabadMumbaiBangalore and Chennai.

By Air: The KIA (Karipur International Airport) or CIA (Calicut International airport) is only 23 kms away from Kozhikode city. Domestic flights are also available frequently to reach Calicut. Flights from Karipur airport are linked to mostly big cities of India and other nations.

By Road: Kerala State transport is well-known for its services. The buses from Kerala and Karnataka state are allowing voyagers to reach the spot easily. Luxuries buses are available from BangaloreMangaloreChennai and Trivandrum

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