Know About splendid and eventful tour of Ancient Historic City Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala

Kozhikode is famous coastal city from God’s own land Kerala. The Kappad sea shore where Vasco Da Gama was landed [1498] is very close to this historic Malabar region city.┬áSince the ancient times Kozhikode city is known as the domestic and international trade center. Over the years city has not only kept this fame but also developed as one of spectacular travel destination of south India.

Pepper, Coconut, Coffee, Rubber, Lemon grass oil etc. are the few products which dominates Calicut market and trade. This ancient historic city, being the capital of powerful Zamorins, was the home of Calico [soft printed cotton] and from this got name Kalicut or Calicut as one may spell.

Present name Kozhikode is originated from Malayalam word Koyil Kotta meaning fortified land. V. K. Krishna Menon & P.T. Usha are on the list of personalities glorified the city of Kozhikode. Native people have an unmatched love for the sports especially football.

Kozhikode is a travel destination of lush green countryside, Historic monument sites and calm clean picturesque exotic beaches.


Vital Tourist Information : Kozhikode - Calicut

Location : Kozhikode or Calicut is located in Malabar coastal region in northern Kerala.


Near By City : Kozhicode


State : Kerala [India]


Famous as / For : The Second Mecca of football lovers - Spices trading


Weather & Climate : Kozhikode has a tropical humid climate with very hot summer [April - May] and cool and pleasant chilly winter.


Temperature : Through out year average temperature of city remain in range of from Max. 390 C to Min. 140 C.


Best Time to Visit : October - March is the ideal time for visiting Kozhikode.


Spoken Languages : Malayalam - English - Hindi


Dining / Food Facility : Most of city restaurants are multi cuisine eating hangouts but instead of going with regular food habit Kozhikode is the place to try local Malabari cuisine, beach side stalls offer a variety of sea food and off course Chilled beer is there to digest all this and make you more hungry. Crispy Banana chips and Kozhikodan Halwa containing dry fruits and prepared in pure coconut oil are the signatory snacks of the city.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir : Kozhikode is known for calico cotton printing and most of visitors are looking forward for shopping these products. Many visitors of city are visible in purchasing sweets, spices, cloths, electronics, handloom fabric, buffalo horn carvings, coir products and miniature snake boats as the souvenir of their trip to Kozhikode. Preserved fish also seen dominantly in the shopping bags of tourists.


Travel Tips : Kozhikode have showers in mid October and November due to North-East Monsoon so be aware of it.


Tourist Spots/Attraction : Tourist Spots : Begur Wildlife Sanctuary - Beypore Beach - Kozhikode Beach - K V Menon falls - Mahe Beach
Religious Places : Jama-at-palli - Tali Temple


How To Reach Kozhikode - Calicut Kerala [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode have railway station of own and there is good number of passenger trains for reaching here but number of express trains is limited one.


Road Travel / Bus Route : Kozhikode have good road links with other cities of the state, regular bus service is available for getting here.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Karipur airport is the air terminus for the domestic flights leading to city.