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Kozhikode

Kozhikode
Once the capital of the powerful zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Kozhikode (Calicut) was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode (Calicut) a popular destination.

Area : 2,206 sq. Km Population : 2,613,683

Access :
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Air : Nearest airport Karipur(23 km from Kozhikode (Calicut) town) with daily flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and the middle east. The Chennai flight also touches Coimbatore and Madurai.

Rail : links to all the major cities and tourist centres in india.

Road : well connected to all the major cities and tourist centres in india.

Places Of Interest in Kozhikode :
Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery : 5 km from Kozhikode, on display here are copies of ancient murals, antique bronzes, old coins, excavated earthenware, models of temples, megalithic monuments like dolmonoid cysts, umbrella stones etc. Adjacent to the museum is the art gallery which exhibits an excellent collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.

Krishna Menon Museum : This museum has an exclusive wing dedicated to the late v.k. krishna menon, renowned statesman. His personal belongings and souvenirs are displayed here.

Kozhikode (Calicut) Beach : This beach is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is the old world charm retained in the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, each more than a hundred years old, that run into the sea. Entertainment facilities such as the lions park for children and the marine water aquarium are added attractions.
Fishermen bring their fishes to the fishmarket at the beach
Velliyamkallu : This massive rock, much dreaded by navigators, was once a vantage point for the marakkars to attack the invanding portuguese. An entire crew of a portuguese ship was killed here. The beautiful natural engravings on the rock are worth exploring.

Thikkoti Lighthouse : The lighthouse which overlooks Velliyamkallu of Moodadi coast was built after a shipwreck, the remains of which can still be seen here. The region around the Velliyamkallu rock is the transit home to migratory birds.

Planetarium : The Kozhikode (Calicut) planetarium at the city's jaffarkhan colony offers extensive insight into the mysteries of the universe the planets and the galaxies.

Excursions :
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Kakkayam (45 km),

Vadakara (48 km),

Tusharagiri (50 km),

Peruvannamuzhi (60 km)


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