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Calicut City in Kerala


Fast Facts

It is located in the state of Kerala. Kozhikode International Airport is the principal airport in Calicut. Kozhikode is the nearest railway station.

Did You Know

It is at this city that the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama anchored

Must Do

Shopping, dining, sightseeing tours, visit tourist attractions

Introduction

Calicut, also known as Kozhikode is one of the principle cities of the Indian state of Kerala. It is at this city that the administrative headquarters of the district is located. Apart from being a major tourist destination, it is a major commercial hub of Kerala. It is at this city that the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama anchored. During the British period, Calicut traded in cardamom and black pepper.

Climate of Calicut

Calicut in Kerala experiences a typical tropical climate. The summer months remain hot and humid with heavy rainfall like any other cities of Kerala. You can enjoy pleasant and dry winter in Calicut. The best time to visit Calicut is during the winter season or the spring season when the weather remains pleasant.

Transportation in Calicut

To reach Calicut, you can avail almost all modes of transport. It is connected to all parts of the world by Kozhikode International Airport. It receives daily flight from all parts of the world. Kozhikode railhead is the major station, which receives trains from major cities like Coimbatore, Kochi (Cochin), Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Mangalore, Bombay, Bangalore, New Delhi and Kolkata. Regular buses ply on the roads of Calicut and link other major cities like Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Chennai.

Tourist attractions in Calicut

Being a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of tourist attractions in Kozhikode. The city is full of historical and cultural sites. The scenic beauty also adds to its popularity. Various holiday trips and sightseeing tours are offered by the tourist board as well as private travel agencies. Some of the popular tourist spots are:

  • Mananchira Square
  • Vadakara
  • Beypore
  • Krishna Menon Museum
  • Lalitha Kala Academy
  • Kozhippara waterfalls
  • Art Gallery
  • Dolphin's Point
  • Elathur
  • Jwaharlal Nehru Planetarium
  • Kadalundi
  • Kakkayam
  • Kallai River
  • Kirtads
  • Lion's Park
  • Kozhippara Water falls
  • Tali temple
  • Wayanad Ghats

Hotels in Calicut

Coming to Calicut in Kerala, you will find numerous categories of hotels for the travelers. You can make your choice form the various hotels available in the city. Some of the major hotels in Calicut are Kadavu Resorts, TAJ Residency, Fortune Hotel Calicut, Hotel Span Calicut, Hotel Maharani and Asma Tower Hotel.

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