Kozhikode, previously known as Calicut, is an important and scenic town in North Kerala. Be at the Kozhikode backwaters to explore the un-spoilt greens, to hear the chirping of the water birds, and take a boat cruise to discover a spectacular water world. You can sail along the Kallai River and Canoli canal or languor on the Kozhikode beaches.
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins, a prominent trade and commerce center and the land of the Malabar Mahotsavam, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in earlier days. Today, this district is a much sought after destination with ancient monuments, lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, and an exceptional culture.
Tourist spots You can see exotic bird species in their natural habitat at the Kadalundi bird sanctuary or the ancient lighthouse, or visit the Pookot fresh water Lake at the Kozhikode backwaters. Be enthralled by the purity that springs from the stunning Kappad beach , or at Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam.