Kozhikode

Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It was a significant spice trade center and is close to Kappad Beach, where Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed in 1498. The central Kozhikode Beach, overlooked by an old lighthouse, is a popular spot for watching the sunset. Inland, tree-lined Mananchira Square, with its musical fountain, surrounds the massive Mananchira Tank, an artificial pond.

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Arippara Waterfalls
35 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Arippara Waterfalls is a beautiful tourist location at a distance of 35 kms from the centre of Kozhikode.

Arippara Waterfalls is a hidden beauty in this city. The Iruvanji river cascades down (about 10-20 feet) the rocky terrain to form the fascinating waterfall. Though the place is not crowded all the time, it is a great place to witness the beautiful colors that the nature shades. The locality is well maintained by the tourist department and hence, the surroundings are neat and clean. People can also bath here and enjoying the crystal clear water, ofcourse in the safe places. ...

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Azhakodi Devi Temple, Kozikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
History

Azhakodi Devi Temple is one of the prominent temples in Kozhikode.

Situated in the heart of Kozhikode city in Thiruthiyadu, Azhakodi Devi Temple ( also known as Azhakodi Devi Mahashekthram) is one of the most ancient and renowned Devi temples. The presiding deity is 'Bhadrakali' poses in a calm disposition; the other seven maternal incarnations being- brahamani, maheshwari, kowmari, vaishanavi, vaarahi, indarni and chamundi. A Shivalinga is also present in the temple premises and is highly revered. The shrine is the only existing place of worship in Kerala which has two Devis are t...

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Beypore or Beypur is a small and historical littoral town in Kozhikode district. Located at the arms of Chaliyar river and Arabian Sea, Beypore embodies a beautiful beach and one of the oldest port of India. This coastal town is just about 10 kms away from Kozhikode.

In Beypore one can witness the history in every nook and corner of the place. The Beypore beach, which is famous for it's serenity and rustic charm, was once an important business and maritime centre. The beach has world renowned 1500 years old Ship Building Industry which is famous for it's handmade large Arabian vess...

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Beypore Pulimutt
10 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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The Beypore Beach, Pulimutt is about 10 kms away from the Kozhikode city.

Pulimutt is the local name of the 1 km long (0. 62 mi) bridge made of stone stretching into the sea. It is made by piling stones like a pathway to sea. Pulimutt is the major attraction of the Beypore Beach. It is like a rocky pier over the sea that runs for about a km into the sea. The rock pier is modified to a walking path with street lights on both side and several benches to sit. The benches have granite tops for the comfort of the visitors. A walk along this pathway is the best bet for relaxation. The wa...

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Bilathikulam Temple is a popular religious site near the city of Kozhikode. Located in Bilathikulam, It is situated at a distance of mere 3. 6 Km from the Kozhikode district, Kerala. It is renowned for its religious importance, beautiful structure and natural beauty.

Bilathikulam Temple is one of the most famous temples in Kozhikode. It is built in traditional Kerala architectural style and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is especially renowned for its beautiful antique paintings and sculptures. A separate small temple inside the complex houses a small shrine of Lord Ayyappa...

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Calicut Beach Lighthouse
Within Kozhikode city limits
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Calicut Beach Lighthouse is situated on Beach Rd, Vellayil, Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala.

Calicut Beach Lighthouse was constructed in 1907 and the current tower is 15 meters in height and is painted white. Calicut lighthouse is automated and uses an LED flasher apparatus. The old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers that run into the sea, add to the beauty of the beach and retain its old-world charm. The sound of the gushing waves, the mighty Arabian Sea and the clean azure waters, keep alluring tourists from all around. This beach has a prominent place in the history of Cal...

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Calicut University Botanical Garden
22 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Calicut University Botanical Garden, CUBG, is the largest and the most diverse botanical garden among all the university gardens in the country. It spreads over in an area of 45 acres and is home for more than 2500 plant species. in 1985, it got recognized by the International Consortium of Botanical Gardens and Centre for World Conservation Strategy, bringing it to international notice. This garden rich with biodiversity is located in Thenhipalam, at a distance of 22 kms from the Kozhikode City center.

CUBG is considered as one of the most important ex-situ conservation centers fo...

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Canolli Canal, Kozikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
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Canolli Canal, also spelled as Canolly or Canoly Canal, is a part of West coast canal network of Kerala and runs through Kozhikode. It is named after the then collector of Malabar, Henry Valentine Conolly, in the year 1848. The canal was constructed for inland water transport during British rule.

The Canolli Canal is 11. 4 km long and connects Korapuzha river in the north to the Kallai River in the south and there by opens up further connectivity from Beypore ( a port) to Badagara. The width of the canal varies between 6 to 20 metres and the water depth ranges from 0. 5 to 2 met...

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Deepanjali Lamp Museum, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
History

Deepanjali Lamp Museum situated in Kozhikode, is one of its kind in the entire country.

At the Deepanjali Lamp Museum, one can find lamps from across the world, from different civilisations and empires, from different centuries. The place is a feast for eyes and leaves one mesmerised as one goes through the lamps on display. From the simple stone and granite lamps to the much vibrantly coloured and intricately designed lams from Ottoman Empire, the museum houses a very wide range of lamps. The Empires which ruled Indian subcontinent through different ages can be revisited here. The...

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Elathur is a village is Chelannur Block in Kozhikode District of Keral, India. It is located 11 kms towards north for Kozhikode City.

The village is close to Arabian Sea at the west which is the reason for continuous humid climate here. Marine mussels are abundant in this part of the sea. The Korapuzha river (Elathur River) surrounds the village at the north. The Elathur River is considered to be the boundary between the North Malabar and the South Malabar. The place is a paradise for seafood lovers as you will be served with some of the best seafood, fresh-water fishes and todd...

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Indian Business Museum, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
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The Indian Business Museum is located in the IIM Main Entrance Road, Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala.

The Indian Business Museum was created by IIM-Kozhikode. The museum covers a sprawling area over a vast 23000 square feet. The museum is housed in IIM-K's library and was planned with the objective of inspiring aspiring young entrepreneurs in the country. The museum houses memoirs from major business houses such as the Tata Group, Godrej, Reliance, Infosys and RBI. It also has huge pictorial displays of Indian history from the pre-Independence era to post-Independence liberalisat...

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Janaki Forest
52 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Janaki Forest one of the prominent tourist attraction in Kerala. It is located at a distance of 52 kms from Kozhikode.

The untamed beauty of wilderness is very appealing and pleasing for all. Kerala is renowned for its share of wild beauty. Calicut, one of the major region of Kerala is an apt representative of this wild nature. The Janaki Forest is a very famous destination here. Also known as Janakikad, this natural reserve is the best place to retreat into a verdant landscape. As the summer heat beats you down, get back to nature, to relax. Janaki Forest lies under the jurisdicti...

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Juma Masjid, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
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Juma Masjid is one of the oldest masjids in Kozhikode. It is in Kuttichira which is within the city limits. The masjid was built in the 14th century by an Arab merchant named Nakhooda Mishkal hence the masjid is also called as Mishkal masjid.

Mishkal masjid was built with Kerala architecture also includes few Arabic elements inside. The masjid is four-storeyed and has 18 doors around the base structure which helps in good ventilation and lighting. The entire masjid is made from timber and stone walls. The construction of the masjid resembles a temple with no minarets or cupolas which...

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Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
19 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary in the Malappuram district of Kerala spreads over a cluster of islands where the Arabian Sea and Kadalundi Puzha river converge. It is named after this river and which originates from the Western Ghats and flows through the Silent Valley into Calicut. It is at a distance of 19 kms from Kozhikode city centre.

The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary offers a glimpse of rare avian species such as seagulls, terns, sandpipers, sand plovers, red and greenshanks, turnstones and so on. A paradise, tailor made for bird lovers and even nature, this beautiful sanctuary s...

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Kakkayam Dam
62 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Kakkayam Dam is one of the prominent tourist attraction near Kozhikode. It is located at a distance of 62 kms from the city.

Kakkayam is a stunning dam site in Kozhikode that is famous for its trekking trails and boating options. This lesser known spot gives one the opportunity to explore some exquisite trails that are sprinkled around the area. Boating rides here give one an exclusive view of the dam area along with a bunch of small waterfalls and dense forests. It is the perfect place to have a quiet secluded picnic with your loved ones. There is a forest office at top of the dam...

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Kamburam Beach
6 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Kamburam Beach is a famous white sand beach which comes as an extension to the Kozhikode beach. Comparatively less crowded than the Kozhikode beach, Kamburam beach offers more of a serene and soothing sea experience. It is located 6 kms away from Kozhikode City. A well-maintained road, known as Beach Road connects the city with the beach.

Kamburam has been one of the beaches that the Government of Kerala chose for the Beach Beautification Project. This place has been enjoying its good time from then on. Now, Kamburam is one of the well-visited beaches in the whole district. It has ...

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Kappad Beach, Kozhikode
17.4 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Kappad or Kappakadavu is a beach near Kozhikode, Kerla. The breezy scenic beach is located approximately 17. 4 kms (27 min) from the citycentre of Kozhikode.

Kappad beach was discovered by the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama during the 15th century when he arrived with 170 men and three vessels. His expedition gave the Europeans a sea route to the wealthy and flourishing Malabar Coast popularly known as the Spice route. The beach has a stone pillar with the inscription "Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498". Thus the beach stands as a historic landmark as thi...

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KIRTADS Museum, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
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The Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) is situated on Golf Link road, Vrindavan Colony, Kozhikode.

KIRTADS is purely a governmental organization under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development ministry and functions as a separate Directorate. Its main objective is to carry out research that helps to promote development among the Scheduled Communities in Kerala. This Ethnological Museum was established in 1973. Its initial objective was to collect a wide range of items of material culture from the Trib...

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Kozhikode Beach
Within Kozhikode city limits
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One of most picturesque spots in the city, is the Kozhikode beach also called the Calicut Beach on the western side of town, situated on the Malabar Coast. It's accessible through 4 over bridges in the city. A beach is always the perfect place for people seeking the calm and quiet of nature, for those in search of serenity. It was even the center of the city about a 100 years ago. The beach is a long one at a 28 km stretch incorporating other beaches such as Beypore, Vellayil and Kamburam beach to name a few.

Four rounded viewpoints, shelters to protect visitors from sun and rai...

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Kozhippara Falls
50 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Kozhippara falls are one of the prominent tourist attraction near Kozhikode. It is located around 50 kms from the city.

Easily accessible by roads, Kozhippara Falls are situated on the borders of Kakkadampoyil on the Malappuram-Calicut District divide. Providing a stunning sight, these falls are best known for its friendliness to swimmers and trekkers. Kozhippara houses a beautiful river in the heart of the jungle, lined with coconut palms and lush green trees and which is why its easy to spot exotic birds and water animals here, unusual to spot elsewhere.

Set in the lu...

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Krishna Menon Museum and the Art Gallery adjacent to it was built in 1975 in the honorable memory of the renowned former defense minister of India, V. K. Krishna Menon. The art gallery exhibits some world-class paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma. It is situated in East Hill, at a distance of only 7 kms from Kozhikode city.

V. K. Krishna Menon, one of the finest politicians the state of Kerala has ever produced, has contributed a lot for the development of the country. He was described as the second most powerful man in India by Time magazine. The museum has a section ...

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Lalitha Kala Academy Hall, Calicut
Within Kozhikode city limits
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Lalitha Kala Academy Hall is a very famous art gallery in Kozhikode, Kerala and is a perfect destination for exploring cultural heritage. The Academy Hall is within the city limits of just a distance of 1. 5 kilometers from Kozhikode city center.

The Lalitha Kala Academy Hall has a mini gallery, which conducts literary discussions, video and art exhibitions by different communities, societies and individuals in the similar interest. The gallery was established in 2012 and falls under the parent organization i. e. Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy in Thrissur which aims in conserving pain...

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Lions Park, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
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The Lions Park, also known as Calicut's Beach Garden is situated in Vellayil, Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala.

Lions Park is a children themed park having a backdrop of beautiful lighthouse beach offering the views of calm and peaceful shoreline and a warm ambience that welcomes the people from all parts of the country. The park is designed keeping in mind the needs of the children and is equipped with various thrilling rides, food corners, swimming pool etc. to make visitors feel comfortable.

People ideally spend 1 to 2 hours at Lions Park enjoying the serenity of th...

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Lokanarkavu Temple, Kerala
51 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Lokanarkavu Temple is in Memunda 4 km from Vatakara, in Kozhikode (Calicut) District, North Malabar region of Kerala state of south India. It is located at a distance of 51 kms from Kozhikode city.

Lokanarkavu is a short form of Lokamalayarkavu which means lokam (world) made of mala (mountain), aaru (river) and kavu (grove). The temple is a complex of three temples of godess Durga,Shiva and Vishnu. The temple is frequently referred in the ballads of north kerala as the legendery hero Thacholi Othenan was a devotee of this godess.

According to the legends, the Lokanarkav...

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Known for its excellent fresh water collections in India, Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences is located in Kozhikode, Kerala State. It is located in the peripheral area of the Kozhikode, at a distance of around 8. 5 kms from city center. It is a significant location, which is ideal for in-situ conservation for aquatic and wetlands plants and moreover is known for its specialty in the field of botanical research.

Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute of Plant Sciences visions for the conservation of aquatic and lower plant groups of Western Ghats with a susta...

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Mananchira square is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Calicut. Its scenic surroundings, peaceful ambience makes it the top destination in any tourists' list.

It houses in artificial stream, musical stage, open air theatre and is wrapped around the Mananchira tank. The pond gets its name from Manan or Mana Vikraman (the last Zamorin Ruler), who built it as a bathing pool in the 14 century. the pond spans an area of about a kilometre and derives its name from the Samoothiri Kingdom known as Manadevan. In the 19th Century the municipal corporation decreed that the po...

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Mannur Temple, Kozhikode
16 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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The Mannur Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a 200 year old temple, situated around 16 kms from Kozhikode. The presiding deity of the temple, Lord Shiva is depicted in an angry form. The temple's structure is sculpted along the lines of the Shiva Temple built in Tiruvannur.

Lord Shiva is a prominent deity in Indian Mythology. Also known as the Destroyer of the evil, Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Brahma forms the Holy Trinity of Hindu Mythology. Lord Shiva is depicted in a variety of forms. At times he is shown as a yogi in his ascetic form living atop Mount Kailash and at o...

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Matri Dei Cathedral, Kozhikode
Within Kozhikode city limits
Architecture

The Matri Dei Cathedral, also known as the Mother of God Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Malabar. Locally, it is called the Devamatha Palli. The church houses a 200-year-old portrait of St. Mary. Located near the beach, the Matri Dei Cathedral is as much a place of worship as a structure of wonder. The carvings on the doors are worth mentioning. The church also houses enormous statues of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Matri dei (Mother of God) cathedral in Kozhikode (Calicut), built by Vasco Da Gama, four centuries ago and still stands as an architectural master piece in Gothic...

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Mavoor Wetlands
20 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Mavoor Wetlands are around 20 kms from the city of Kozhikode as well as Calicut city. They came into existence due to raw material mining for brick industry.

The Mavoor Wetlands seems like a pond on either sides of the road, making the picture all the more worth seeing. The greenish water logged fields with a dash of pink on both the sides gives a mesmerizing feel. Even if it's a village, transportation from and to the Mavoor Wetlands is available very easily. Though the place is not recognized as a tourist destination so far, it has all the qualities to be one.

A to...

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Mishkal Mosque, built in the 14th century, takes its name from its builder Nakhuda Mithqal who was a merchant from Yemen and had trade relations with Malabar. It is situated in Kuttichira, within the city limits. Instead of the Saracenic architecture which is usually employed for the constructions of mosques in the state, Mishkal mosque follows an architecture that is more of a temple. It is a structure that conveys the harmony and secular culture that this city had shown for centuries.

Even though all the Islamic mosque rituals are carried out in Mishkal Masjid also, it is more a ...

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Narasimha and Parthasaradhi Temples are one of the most famous tourist attractions near the city of Kozhikode. Located in Thiruvangoor, It is situated at a distance of 16 Kms from the Kozhikode city. This place is renowned for its divine atmosphere and natural beauty.

Narasimha and Parthasaradhi Temples are a rare sight of two temples of deities Lord Narasimha and Lord Parthasaradhi, commonly known as Lord Krishna, located in the same compound. According to Hindu religion and faith, both Lord Narasimha and Lord Parthasaradhi are reincarnations of Lord Vishnu; the temple is regarded...

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The Niram Kaitha Kotta Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, who is believed to born out of the union between Lord Shiva and the mythical enchantress Mohini. This temple is among the most important Dharma Sastha temples of Malabar region and an infamous pilgrimage center. Located at the foot of the hill, its surrounding is lush with forests and greenery all around. Niram Kaitha Kotta Temple is situated at Vallikunnu North, Kadalundi Nagaram, Malappuram, which is about 20 Kms from Kozhikode.

Niram Kaitha Kotta Temple is established in the Vallikunnu Grama Panchayat at the extreme nor...

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Parsi Fire Temple is a famous religious site near the city of Kozhikode. The temple is renowned for its uniqueness and religious importance.

Parsi Fire Temple is the only Parsi temple in the state of Kerala. The temple is over 200 years old and it remains as the serving place of one last Parsi family in Kozhikode- the Marshalls. But when it was being built in the 18th Century, over 300 Parsi families lived in this city - migrated from cities like Bombay and Gujarat to contribute to the vibrant trade of the region. The temple is built in typical Kerala style architecture while follo...

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Payyoli Beach
40 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Payyoli beach is one of the prominent tourist attraction in Kozhikode. It is about 40 kms from the Kozhikode city center.

The long stretch of golden sand shifting silently under the feet and the palm trees dotting the beach can be captivating and inviting. The beach is kept well maintained and clean. The beach is full of activity in the early morning hours and in the evenings. Walking along the beaches during sunrise and sunset is a pleasant experience for all. Located on the North Malabar Coast of Kozhikode district in the South Indian state of Kerala, this exquisite beach spot ha...

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Pazhassi Raja Museum
Within Kozhikode city limits
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A veritable treasure trove for historians and connoisseurs of art, the Pazhassi Raja Museum is located in Kozhikode. It is at a distance of 5 km (13 min) from the city centre.

The museum pays tribute to Pazhassi Raja, a king who was once one of the most feared leaders by the British. Pazhassi Raja is also credited with introducing guerrilla warfare in the hills of Wayanad to resist the increasingly intolerable British colonialism. He also led the famous Pazhassi Revolt. The museum details the whole life of the king and a tomb is constructed next to it as homage to the local hero. ...

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Peruvannamuzhi Dam
60 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Peruvannamuzhi Dam is the a famous tourist attraction of Peruvannamuzhi or Peruvannamoozhy village which is located amidst the hills at a distance of 60 kms from Kozhikode.

Peruvannamuzhi Dam is a Kuttiyadi Irrigation Project Dam with facilities for boating and nature reserves. This dam provides water supply to the nearby places like Kozhikode, Kannur, Quilandy, Vadakara and Malapuram. It is not only the dam but the greenery and the picturesque look of the nature which attracts more tourists each day to this place. It gives them immense opportunities to travel around dense jungl...

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Ponmeri Shiva Temple
53 kms from Kozhikode city limits
Architecture

Ponmeri Shiva Temple is a revered Hindu temple situated in Vatakara,Kozhikode. The temple is about 53 kms away from the Kozhikode. Ponmeri temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. However the temple has the edifice which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, who is rarely worshipped at temples.

Ponmeri Shiva temple is known for its rich and fascinating history. The temple is believed to be established by Namboodiri, an ardent Shiva worshipper. The legend has it that he felt a divine presence at the temple and installed a small sanctum of Lord Shiva in linga form. The temple became very famous and b...

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Regional science center and Planetarium, RSCP, Kozhikode has been helping the visitors in the dissemination of science and the wonders of the universe through active participation and interactions from 1997. It is the one and only unit in Kerala of National Council of Science Museums which comes under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. Situated in the heart of the city itself, an average of four lakh people visit this place in a year.

Regional Science Centre serves the sole purpose of the propagation of science. It helps the visitor to understand the most complex o...

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Sargaalaya Kerala Arts and Crafts Village
43.5 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Sargaalaya- Kerala Arts and Crafts Village are one of the major tourist attractions near the city of Kozhikode. Located in Iringal, It is situated at a distance of 43. 5 Kms from the Kozhikode city in Kerala. It is renowned for its craft stores and authentic Keralan arts.

Sargaalaya-Kerala Arts and Crafts Village is located on the shores of the Moorad River and is spread over a sprawling area of 20-acres. Sargaalaya is an initiative of Department of Tourism of Government of Kerala and was established on 19th February 2011 at a cost of 15 crore Rupees. The village houses a total of...

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Sarovaram Bio Park is an eco-friendly park located in Kozhikode. It is at a distance of 3. 5 km (8 minutes) from the city centre.

The Sarovaram Bio Park was started with the aim of the conservation of mangrove forests and wetlands. Over 200 acres of protected land, waiting to be explored by anyone seeking a change in their daily routine for a nominal fee awaits you here. A government undertaking, the Park has been constructed in traditional Kerala style, having an eco-friendly theme in order to promote tourism thereby conserving the area creating a win-win situation. The region pr...

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A popular hub to gorge on delicacies, Sweet Street, also known by the names of S. M. Street (Sweet Meat Street) or Mithai Theravu, is one of the busiest area to shop in Kozhikode. It is the heart of the city famous for chocolates and candies from which it got its name.

The Sweet Street is one narrow street which remains busy and crowded by locals as well as tourists all the time. The best authentic Kozhikode halwa can be purchased only in this sweet market of Kozhikode. Along with the sweets, other items are also available for purchase here. The place has a historic importance w...

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Sri Kanteswara Temple is a renowned tourist place near the city of Kozhikode. Located on SK Temple Road, It is situated at a distance of mere 0. 5 km from Kozhikode city center. This Hindu Temple is renowned for its religious importance and beautiful structure.

Sri Kanteswara Temple is placed in the heart of the city of Kozhikode and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The temple was established by the great spiritual leader Sri Narayana Guru in the year of 1910. This century-old temple is dedicated to the Hindu god of destruction, Lord Shiva. Along with Lord Shiva, the idol...

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The St. Mary's church is situated near Manorama Jn, Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala. Kozhikode town which is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.

The St. Mary's church was built in 1680 when those who lived in the fort needed a place of worship. On March 25, 1678, work on the church began under Governor Streynsham Master. As it was Our Lady's Day, the church was named St. Mary's Church. It is said to have been built with voluntary contributions from the English who inhabited the fort. There is a tomb in the cemetery near to the church dates bac...

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44/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)

One of the oldest temples in Kozikode (Calicut), the Tali Shiva Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva and was built by Swami Thirumulpad, Zamorin of Calicut.

Built in the 14th century it is believed that the Lingam in the sanctum of the temple was installed towards the end of Dwapara Yuga by Sri Parasurama (the person who is believed to be the creator of Kerala by retrieving the land by throwing his powerful axe from the top of Sahyadri). The posture in the sanctum is that of the Umamaheswara. The temple is the venue of Revathi pattathanam, the annual cultur...

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45/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)
Thikkoti Light House
34 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Thikkoti Light House or Nandhi Light House, local names for Kaladur Point Light House, is an ancient and historic lighthouse on the seas shore is Arabian Sea at a distance of 34 kms from the city of Kozhikode.

According to the stories, the Thikkoti Light House was built on the remnants of a shipwreck that was crashed close to the coast. Hence, the lighthouse is a reminder of the terrifying mishap that occurred on rocky shore of Payyoli beach. The area around the Velliyamkallu Rock near the lighthouse is also an abode to nomadic birds like sea gull, heron, etc. The area around th...

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46/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)
Thiruvambadi, Kozhikode
35 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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The hilly town of Thiruvambadi is located around 35 kms from Kozhikode, on the banks of Iruvanjippuzha, a tributary of Chaliyar. With mountains, waterfalls and valleys surrounding the town, get ready to be mesmerised at Thiruvambadi.

The town's early history categorises it as a forest area stretching from Neeleshwaram to Wayanad Ghat. With the fall of Pazhassi Raja in 1805, the area came under East India Company. To ease the hassles of administration, the area was included under Kozhikode Taluk. The forest land of Thirumvambadi was given to Manniledathu Tharavadu whereas the remain...

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47/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)
Thusharagiri Waterfalls
50 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Tucked in the picturesque Western Ghats, lying around 50 kms away from Kozhikode, one can find the beautifully cascading Thusharagiri waterfalls. The waterfalls comprises of Erattumukku, Mazhavil Chattom and Thumbithullum Para. These three waterfalls are located a few metres from each other. Creating a picture straight out of a portrait, the waters gushing from a height, with lush greenery around, the visions encapsulates visitors mind.

The name Thusharagiri translates to snow covered mountains. The source of these 'snowy spray' waterfalls can be traced to Chalippuzha River which e...

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48/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Uru Shipyard is a popular tourist destination near the city of Kozhikode. Located in Beypore, it is situated at a distance of 12 Kms from Kozhikode city, Kerala. It is an offbeat tourist site, renowned for its authentic hand-built wooden ships.

Uru Shipyard has been in demand for over 1500 years and was popularized by the majestic Uru ships. The Uru or the Fat Boat is arguably the largest handicraft in the world with the size going up as high as 200 feet and as much as 1500 tons. The Uru is a wooden sailing vessel that has been cruising on the Arabian Sea long before the Europeans ...

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49/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Valayanad Devi Temple is situated in Valayanad near Kozhikode in North Kerala, India. It is situated about 6 kms from Kozhikode city.

Valayanad Devi Temple is built in the traditional Dravidian style of architecture. The temple faces towards north and has four gopurams. The Devi temple has its own distinct identity and is different in several respects from other Devi temples in India. It is one of the Saktheya temples where pujas are performed in accordance with practice of Ruruji worship. The presiding deity of this temple is the goddess from Kashmir, known as Chandika, also calle...

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50/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)
Varakkal Beach
Within Kozhikode city limits
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Cool breeze, peacefulness and tranquillity best describe the Varakkal beach near Kozhikode. The beach is located at a distance of 5. 4 km (11 minutes) from the city centre.

Crowd free and clean, Varakkal beach features as one of the best in the country. A huge arch like structure made of stones welcomes the tourists towards the entrance. The beach is home to many marvellously sculpted rocks. The rocks are built on top of one another in the form of many figures like a car, face among others. The entire beach is filled with small hut like coves where people can take rest under the sh...

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51/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)

The Varakkal Devi Temple is located on a hilltop near to West Hill, Kozhikode near west hill railway station.

Varakkal Devi Temple in Kozhikode is considered to be the 108th and the last Devi temple built by Sree Parasurama, the legendary founder of Kerala. It is believed that Parasurama ploughed this area in order to make Devi (the goddess) appear. The main deity of the temple is Durga Devi (Bhagawathy). The temple also has sub deities of Ganapati, Dakshinamoorthy and Sree Ayyappan. For Ayyappan there is a shrine outside the premises of Durga Devi temple. The main festival of the te...

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Vellarimala
54 kms from Kozhikode city limits
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Vellarimala is a mountain range in Kerala also known as Camel's Hump Mountains, which is a part of Western Ghats and it spreads across Thiruvambady Panchayat in Kozhikode district and Meppadi Panchayat in Wayanad district. It is about 54 kms from Kozhikode city.

Vellarimala is a renowned tourist destination in Kozhikode. It is well known for trekking as the view from this mountain is breathtaking. The mountains are surrounded by dense forest and have splendid flora and fauna similar to that of the neighbouring Nilgiri Hills. One can hear the roaring waterfalls, natures music being su...

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53/53 Places to Visit in Kozhikode (Calicut)

VMK Botanical Garden is located 20 kms east of Kozhikode on the Kozhikode-Wayanad state highway. It is situated in Madavoor Panchayat of the Kozhikode District in the state of Kerala.

Spread over two acres of wooded land, VMK Botanical Garden is a private botanical garden owned by V Mohammed Koya. The garden has 250 varieties of plants and these include various types of bamboo, palms, medicinal plants, ficus, sandalwood, olive, chestnut tree, Kadamba tree (Antheocephalus Indicus) and cinchona. Researchers, teachers, students, environmentalists etc. find the garden enormously informat...

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