Previously known as Calicut, Kozhikode is an important and scenic town in North Kerala. Kozhikode backwaters give you the opportunity 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. This district is a much sought after destination with ancient monuments, lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, and exceptional culture.
Best time to visit Kozhikode Backwaters
To enjoy the best weather in Kozhikode, visit during the months between October and March. This is the time when the temperature starts to drop and offers an extremely pleasant experience of backwater cruising in Kozhikode.
How to reach Kozhikode Backwaters
Calicut international airport is the closest airport to Kozhikode. There are several flights that run between Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, and more to Kozhikode. You can take buses from navy places like Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Coimbatore. Else, take a train to Kozhikode railway station from Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and others.
Some of the best places to visit near Kozhikode backwaters for a fun time are -
- Kappad Beach
- Dolphin Point
- Payyoli Beach