Tourist Attractions

Kozhikode Beach : The beach at Kozhikode is not yet overdeveloped. It remains a popular retreat for local people. There are two sea piers, almost 125 years old extending well into the sea. There are some nearby parks like the Lions club, and children’s park. It is possible to watch fishermen with their small rowing boats entering the sea, fighting the waves and returning with their daily catch of fish.

SM Street :SM Street is a buzzling shopping and commercial center at the heart of Kozhikode. The name of this historic street is an acronym for Sweet Meat Street, a name given by European traders because of shops selling Kozhikodan halwa which they called as Sweet Meat .

Mananchira Square:Mananchira is at the heart of the city and many institutions like the Town Hall and the Public Library are situated around it. One of Kozhikode's oldest institutions, the Commonwealth Trust's office, is located here. The large pond and park are well-known landmarks. Once the main courtyard of the Zamorin Rulers palace, Mananchira Square has been developed into a beautiful park. Temples, mosques and churches surround the square along with numerous traditional Kerala houses and a large water reservoir.

Beypore :Beypore is a port city situated 10 km south of Calicut at the mouth of Chaliyar river. Beypore is famous for its ancient shipbuilding industry, which constructed uru, the traditional trading vessels of Arabs. The place was formerly known as Vaypura and Vadaparappanad. Tippu Sultan named the town “Sultan Pattanam”. It is one of the important ports of Kerala and naturally, an important trading centre. It is a major fishing harbour of Kerala. There are two man-made extensions to the sea to facilitate easy access for fishing boats. The 2 km breakwater made of stone is another attraction.

Kappad Beach On 27 May 1498, Vasco Da Gama landed in Kappad Beach (also known as Kappakkadavu) with three vessels and 170 men. Sixteen km north of Kozhikode by Kannur road, a small road from Tiruvangoor leads to this beach of historical importance. A monument is here to commemorate the historical landing. An ancient temple on a hillock, facing the deep sea, is an added attraction.

Other places of interest

1 Art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum at East Hill in Kozhikode

2 Lalitha Kala Academy: An art gallery adjacent to the Kozhikode town hall

3 Kakkayam: Location of a dam site, and a hydroelectric power station. Also famous for trekking.

4 Mishkal Mosque, a historic Mosque built 650 years ago.

5 Lokanarkavu Temple, a Temple dedicated to goddess Durga, is situated at  Memunda. The temple is 4 km from vadakara. It is often assotiated with the martial artform Kalaripayattu.

6 Thusharagiri: A waterfall situated about 55 km from Calicut Railway Station

7 Peruvannamuzhi: Location of a dam. There are boat services, a bird sanctuary, and a crocodile sanctuary.

8 Planetarium


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