Kozhikode Circuit

The Emerald Green Backwaters

Heritage Culture Beach Streets Explore Experience Walks

Kozhikode or often called as Calicut is a historic town in the Malabar Coast. It is rightly called as the City of Spices as Kozhikode was the centre of Spice Trade in North Kerala. The ports of Beypore and Kozhikode are the busiest parts of Kozhikode with trading and cargo ships coming to import and export the treasures of the city. Spice trade of the ports of Kozhikode and nearby dates back to over thousands of years in history!

  • Tourists must abide to the rules and regulations of the administration of the town.
  • Public places must not the littered.
  • It is suggested not to travel in the night due to limited transportation

  • Kozhikode Town can be accessed from anywhere in Kerala or India.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kozhikode
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (25 k.m)

  • Visit to the Museums and town squares
  • Sightseeing and Boat Cruise at Kappad
  • Kozhikode Beach visit
  • Walks and Sightseeing along the streets of Kozhikode
  • Experience activities like Kalari, Handloom and Sweets Making
  • SM Street Visit in Kozhikode

Is the Kozhikode town suitable for sightseeing on foot?

Yes, the Kozhikode town circuit has lots of things to see. These places happen to be situated close to each other in a few kilometre distances.

How can tourists arrange for cab drivers and local story tellers or guides?

Tourists can visit the DTPC Tourist Information Centre in Kozhikode.

Are the Taxis and Auto Rickshaws in Kozhikode reliable?

Yes, the rickshaws and taxis are reliable. But it is cheaper to travel in public transport.

How many days are ideal for a complete sightseeing in Kozhikode circuit?

It will take a minimum of 1 day to cover the experiences in Kozhikode town and nearby.

  • Language Spoken: Malayalam, English.
  • Local Guides and Story Tellers available on request.

Detail Description

Located in the heartland of the Arabian Sea in Malabar Coast, Kozhikode or Calicut is a port city with a history of centuries attached with it. The exact origin of the name Kozhikode is uncertain. According to many sources, the name Kozhikode is derived from Koyil-kota (fort), meaning fortified palace. The name also got corrupted into Kolikod, or its anglicised version Calicut.


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Kozhikode is an enchanting town that attracts tourists and make them to keep on visiting the place. It is abundant with history, culture, tradition and of course delicious local delicacies! Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and mesmeric peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district has all the required ingredients to fascinate a tourist.


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