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Beypore (10 km south of Kozhikode)

Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar river, Beypore, one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an important trade and maritime centre. Ancient Beypore was much sought after by merchants from Western Asia, for its shipbuilding industry. The boat building yard here, famous for the construction of the Uru (the Arabian trading vessel), boasts a tradition of almost 1500 years


Kappad (16 km from Kozhikode)

This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May 1498. A monument on the beach commemorates this historic event. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea.


Kozhikode Beach

This beach is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers. 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 is adding to its natural beauty .



Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary (25 km from Kozhikode)

The estuary at Kadalundi is a heaven for migratory birds. Terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, whimbrels and other exotic birds flock into this place in November and return home in April.


Kakkayam (45 km from Kozhikode)

This picturesque damsite, teeming with exotic wildlife, offers excellent trekking and rock climbing opportunities. The best time to visit is between November and April.


Tusharagiri (50 km from Kozhikode)

Tusharagiri is located near Vythiri in Wayanad and is famous for its trekking tracks. Trekkers start early morning from the second waterfall and climb uphill through the pristine, dense evergreen forests populated with exotic birds and wildlife to reach Vythiri by evening.



Thikkoti Light House

The 33.5m light house was erected in 1847.The lighthouse which overlooks Velliyamkallu off 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 of migratory birds.




The center of the Kozhikode is marked by Mananchira, a large tank with a park on the north side.




The major center of Kerala's timber industry. The yard is said to be the second largest in the world. Elephants are still widely used for hauling. A steel bridge built by the British is still intact here.



S M Street

Sweet Meat Street is the busiest street in Kozhikode and derives its name from the times when the street was lined with sweetmeat stalls.



Peruvannamuzhi (60 km from Kozhikode)

The Peruvannamuzhi damsite set amid hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The reservoir here provides facilities for speed and row boat cruises during which one can see the Smarakathottam - a garden built in memory of the freedom fighters of the region. Uninhabited islands, the bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place.


Wayanad Ghats

The green ghats enroute to Wayanad has nine hairpin bends, each turn taking one to a higher altitude offering a better view of the picturesque plains below.



Mananchira Maidan

The palace tank of King Mana-Vikrama is an architectural wonder. The musical fountain inside the maidan and the meticulously landscaped lawns surrounded by traditional buildings in the Kerala style, fascinate visitors.



Vellari Mala

Scintillating waterfalls and velvet green landscapes make this an ideal spot for trekking.



Museums and Art Galleries

Pazhassirajah Museum 

Situated 5 km from Kozhikode. Here exhibits of copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins and models of temples and megalithic monuments are seen. The next door to the museum is the Art Gallery and Krishna Museum which has an excellent collection of paintings by Indian artists and wood and ivory carvings. Open from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm, closed on Mondays.



Art Gallery

Art Gallery is near to the museum. It has an excellent collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja RajaVarma.


Krishna Menon Museum

This museum is dedicated to late V K Krishna Menon, the former Defence Minister and national leader of India. His personal belongings and souvenirs are displayed here.



Kirtads (7 km from Kozhikode)

This unique museum houses the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala. A good library with books on Anthropology and Sociology is an added attraction.


Festivals of Kozhikode

The most important festivals of the Kozhikode district are Pooram Festival (March/April), Memunda (March/April), Vadakara (November/December), Kaliatta Mahotasavam (March), and Shivratri (February/March).


Shopping in Kozhikode

S.M. Street is the busiest shopping area in the city of Kozhikode and famous for its innumerable sweetshops. Those willing to see or buy the traditional boats of Kerala should go to Beypore, which is barely half an hour's journey from Kozhikode.



Accommodation in Kozhikode

Standard and budget accommodation options are available in the city of Kozhikode. One can also use the luxurious houseboats floating in the backwaters of Kozhikode. Tree houses around Kozhikode are an unusual attraction for accommodation, but quite popular these days for the tourists wanting something different.



Educational Institutions in Kozhikode




Indian Institute of Management:

One of the six Indian Institutes of Management, IIM Kozhikode's spectacular campus has earned it the epithet "God's Own Campus".


Calicut Medical College:

One of the most prestigious medical institutions in India. The Institution recently made headlines by publishing the Calicut Medical Journal, the premier Open Access Medical Journal in India. Under Calicut Medical College there are two more medical institutes, Government Dental College and Government College of Nursing.


National Institute of Technology (NIT):

One of the most renowned engineering institutions in India. Formerly known as Regional Engineering College (REC) and was affiliated to University of Calicut, it is now a deemed university


Government Engineering College (GEC):

It is one among the prestigious engineering institutions under the department of Technical Education, Kerala. GEC has been rated consistently among the top technical institutes in kerala, with students admitted purely on the basics of merit.


Government Homeopathic Medical College

Government Law College

Government College of Teacher Education

Malabar Christian College:

One of the most renowned co-ed institutions in the city. It is affiliated to University of Calicut and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and offers a variety of degree and post graduate courses in various streams. The college also offers some enrichment courses in personality developement, German translation, copy writing and editing, computers, etc.



Zamorins Guruvayurappan College:

One of the oldest colleges in the country, founded by Zamorins of Calicut in 1877. This co-ed college offers under graduate and post graduate courses in a variety of streams. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut and is accredited by NAAC.



St. Joseph's College, Devagiri:

A prestigious arts and science college, accredited by the NAAC with a grade A. Apart from regular under graduate and post graduate courses in various streams, DOEACC courses, self financing courses (affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala),and ICWAI foundation course are also conducted.

Farook College:

The only College in Calicut University to be recognised as a Center of Excellence by the UGC and accredited at 5 star level by NAAC.

Government Arts and Science College:

The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut and is accredited by the NAAC. This is a co-ed college offering under graduate and post graduate courses in various streams.



Providence Women's College:

The most sought-after women's educational institute in the city, this college is affiliated to the University of Calicut and is accredited by NAAC. The college offers under graduate and post graduate courses in various streams apart from a list of UGC approved add-on and certificate programs.

Sree Narayana Guru College 




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