Kozhikode (formerly Calicut) was the most important region of Malabar in ancient times and it had been a seat of dramatic history, political conspiracy and flourishing trade. Kozhikode town is the headquarters of Kozhikode District and a major tourist destination in Kerala. The main tourist attractions in Kozhikode comprise a lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a soothing environ.
Bound by the Arabian Sea on the west and Kannur and Wayanad on the north and east respectively, Kozhikode is a must-visit place on any Kerala tour, and the numerous tourist attractions in Kozhikode will surely captivate you no ends during your enchanting trip.
Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery
Located 5 km from Kozhikode, this museum is a major tourist attraction in Kozhikode and it displays ancient murals, antique bronzes, old coins, excavated earthenware, models of temples and megalithic monuments. There is an art gallery beside the museum where you will find on display a wide collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.
Krishna Menon Museum
Famous for displaying the personal belongings and souvenirs of renowned statesman - the late v.k. krishna menon, this museum is worth visit on Kozhikode Tour.
Kozhikode (Calicut) Beach
This spectacular beach offers glorious views of the setting sun and the scenic beauty of the locale is complemented by the old world charm emanating through the old lighthouse and the hundred year old piers that run into the sea.
It is a massive rock which had once served as a vantage point for the 'marakkars' to attack the Portuguese invaders. The beautiful natural engravings on the rock add to the overall charm of this tourist attraction in Kozhikode.
Overlooking the Velliyamkallu of Moodadi Coast, this lighthouse was built after a shipwreck, the remains of which still lie here. The surroundings are home to various migratory birds.
The Kozhikode Planetarium is located at Jaffar Khan Colony within the city, and it presents educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky.
Located at just a few kilometers from the city center, the Dolphin's Point is a popular tourist attraction where you can watch dolphins playing in the sea.
Pookot Lake lies amidst the picturesque Western Ghats in Wayanad, and it is at around a 3-hour's drive from Kozhikode.
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