Kozhikode Travel (Calicut)
Once the capital of the powerful zamorins and a prominent trade and
commerce centre, Kozhikode (Calicut) was the most important region
of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene
beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique
culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode (Calicut) a popular
Area - 2,206 sq. Km
Population - 2,613,683
Air - Nearest Airport Karipur(23 km from Kozhikode
(Calicut) town) with daily flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and
the middle east. The Chennai flight also touches Coimbatore and Madurai.
Rail - Links to all the major cities and tourist centres
Road - Well connected to all the major cities and
tourist centres in india.
Places to visit :
Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery - 5 km from
Kozhikode, on display here are copies of ancient murals, antique bronzes,
old coins, excavated earthenware, models of temples, megalithic monuments
like dolmonoid cysts, umbrella stones etc. Adjacent to the museum
is the art gallery which exhibits an excellent collection of paintings
of Raja Ravi Varma.
Krishna Menon Museum - This museum has an exclusive
wing dedicated to the late v.k. krishna menon, renowned statesman.
His personal belongings and souvenirs are displayed here.
Kozhikode (Calicut) Beach - This beach is a favourite haunt of sunset
viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is the old world charm retained
in the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, each more than
a hundred years old, that run into the sea. Entertainment facilities
such as the lions park for children and the marine water aquarium
are added attractions.
Velliyamkallu - This massive rock, much dreaded by navigators, was
once a vantage point for the marakkars to attack the invanding portuguese.
An entire crew of a portuguese ship was killed here. The beautiful
natural engravings on the rock are worth exploring.
Thikkoti Lighthouse - The lighthouse which overlooks
Velliyamkallu of Moodadi coast was built after a shipwreck, the remains
of which can still be seen here. The region around the Velliyamkallu
rock is the transit home to migratory birds.
Planetarium - The Kozhikode (Calicut) planetarium
at the city's jaffarkhan colony offers extensive insight into the
mysteries of the universe the planets and the galaxies.
» Kakkayam - 45 km
» Vadakara - 48 km
» Tusharagiri - 50 km
» Peruvannamuzhi - 60 km
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