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Kozhikode Tourist Attractions

The third largest city in Kerala, Kozhikode holds one of the richest past and one of the most colorful present in this part of the country. Kozhikode, formerly called Calicut, was once the capital of the erstwhile Malabar District. Kozhikode is the city where the great Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama set foot in the year 1498 and hence it remains a landmark city in India. Tour to Kozhikode is one of the most interesting parts of any Kerala Tour. Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce center, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the bygone days. The mysterious shore of Malabar was known as a land of tradition and hospitality.
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Knowing Kozhikode and all the aspects of this South India Tour would surely help you explore this destination best. Take a quick look at the various attractions that are the hi-points of Kerala South India Tour. The Kozhikode city, known as the second Mecca of football lovers (first being kolkata) has a floodlight stadium constructed by the Municipal corporation. Near to this, stands an indoor stadium of the District sports Council. This is the place famous fro various things and these various attractions

Sightseeing attraction in Kozhikode

Kozhikode Beach : This yet to be explored sea beach can just be your dream destination in your India Tour. A great place to view the beautiful sun set this place is also known for its century old sea piers which extends well inside the sea. Other attractions here are watching the local fishermen at work and a pleasant evening stroll on the beach.

Kappad Beach : This is the place where Vasco Da Gama first set his foot in the continent in the year 1498. This place is locally known as Kappadadavu and is full of rocks. To mark the historic moment of Vasco da Gama's landing, a small stone monument is built here. The protruding sprawling rock into the sea, 800 year old Ancient temple and Kappad beach resort is an interesting place to visit.
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Mananchira Square : A must visit destination in Kozhikode this complex is built in what used to be the historic Maithan. It consists of beautiful plantations, hills, sculptures and of course a stunning musical fountain. This place is named after the Mananchira pond, which is situated in the center of the city.

Other places to visit are Sree Valayanad Devi Temple, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thusharagiri (a beautiful waterfall) and Purakkattiri which is famous for the houseboats among others.

Accommodation in Kozhikode

Kozhikode, being one of the widely visited South India destinations offers accommodation for travelers with all budgets and preferences. You can choose among the luxurious resorts such as the Taj and the Fortune if pure luxury is what you are looking for. The budget travelers also get to choose from numerous hotels, which offer the best of comfort for reasonable rates.

Quick Facts about Kozhikode

Climate : Tropical

STD Code : 0495

Best Time To Visit : September To May

Language spoken : Malayalam, English

Nearest Airport : Kozhikode International Airport also known as Karipur Airport

Nearest Railway Station : Calicut Railway Station

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