Kozhikode is a beautiful city located in the state of Kerala near the Malabar Coast. This place is also known as Calicut and has played a very important role in the Indian history. Being an important point for eastern spice trade during the Middle Ages,it was fondly called the â€śCity of Spicesâ€ť. Today it stands out as one of the most visited tourist spots because of its portrayal of gorgeous nature along with outstanding human creation. Recently in 2012, the place was tagged asâ€śCity of Sculpturesâ€ť as various sculptures are located in the city. You can find serene beaches, lush green nature, wildlife sanctuaries and a number of historical sites. It is a perfect place to have a tour with your friends and your family, as you are sure to enjoy a lot.The city is well connected to other parts of the country by rail, road and airways.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KOZHIKODE TUSHARAGIRI WATERFALLS As the name suggests, land and water have struck an extraordinary kinship at Thusharagiri The plantation destination that abounds in rubber, areca nut, pepper, ginger and Spices, is also a trekkers delight. BEYPORE Beypore is located in Kozhikode at the mouth of the Chaliyar River. Historically, it has a special place as being one of the prominent ports and fishing harbour , and was also an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travellers and later the Europeans.The shipbuilding yard at Beypore port is famous for its traditional construction of the Uru or the Arabian trading vessel. This tradition of shipbuilding is nearly 1,500 years old, and the craftsmanship of the workers here is exceptional Nearby attractions in Beypore include the fishing harbour, hardly a kilometer from the shipbuilding yard and Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is about 7 km from Beypore.
Today only a little stone monument is left at the Kappad beach to speak of its great historic importance. On the rocks nearby is a temple believed to be 800 years old.To the tourist, this little seafaring town is a haven. The best route to Kappad is along the backwaters, Unspoilt and uncrowded, the picturesque backwaters of Kozhikode offer a bewitching experience. A ride down the backwaters through the Korappuzha river brings you to the beach. Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 21 km Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 10 km