Kozhikode (Calicut), the most important region of Malabar in yesteryears, was the capital of the powerful Zamorins and also a prominent trade and commerce center.
Kozhikode District found a place in the World History with the discovery of Sea Route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama. Vasco Da Gama landed at the Kappad sea shore with three vessels and 170 men. A monument is constucted here to commemorate the historical landing.
Kozhikode city continues to be a centre of flourishing domestic and international trade. Its contribution to all round development of the district in trade, commerce and economic development over the years is spectacular. Kozhikode city is the marketing centre for commodities like pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc., produced in Kozhikode and the neighbouring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur.
Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district with the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make Kozhikode a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience to fascinate a visitor
What To See
Museums- Pazhassirajah,Krishna Menon Waterfalls-Thusharagiri
Religious stuctures-Jama-at-palli,Tali Temple
Sanctuary - Kadalundi Bird Sanctury etc.
:-The Second Mecca of football lovers
-The land of Kalaripayyattu
Best Time To Visit
:September To May
:Sandy coastal belt, the rocky highlands,lateritic midland
:Kannur district in North, Wayanad, district in East, Malappuram district in South, Arabian Sea on West.
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