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Kozhikode or Calicut (Kozhikode), the gateway to Kerala, is a prosperous and thriving destination packed with tourist attractions. Sun kissed beaches, verdant jungles, intoxicating spice gardens, revered temples and a rich historic legacy all characterize Calicut.

Calicut or Kozhikode is historically known for welcoming Vasco da Gama, way back in 1498 AD. Amongst its myriad charms, it has a couple of other attractive crowd pullers like the Dolphin's Point and the Kozhikode Beach. As the name suggests, Dolphin's Point is the place to watch frolicking dolphins. Similarly, the Kozhikode Beach is another terrific spot with its ruined old piers, lighthouse, Lion's Park and Marine Water Aquarium. Much like the many meanings of its name, the town offers many facets. The name derives from the words koyil (palace) and kotta (fort). The city was once surrounded by the fort built by its ruler, the Zamorin, who encouraged trade with the Arabs by giving special concessions. Though the locals called it Kozhikode, for the Arabs it was Kalikat; for the Chinese, Kalifo; and for Europeans, Calicut. The British then immortalised the name by calling the locally produced cloth calico.

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1 Kozhikode Beach

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Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode, Kerala

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Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Thusharigiri Falls, Kozhikode, Kerala, 673001, India


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Originating from Chalippuzha River which diverges into 3 waterfalls, Thusharagiri Waterfalls are certainly a pleasure to visit. The highest waterfall among the three is Thenpara which falls from a height of 246 feet. The winding, narrow roads will take you to this beautiful waterfall and you would be accompanied by serenity and lush greenery throughout your journey. It is not only a nature lover's paradise, you can also try your hands at rock climbing and trekking while you are here and trust us when we say that it is going to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life. You can also pay visit to the nearby wildlife sanctuary and treat yourself to some rare varieties of flora and fauna.

Kuttichira, Kozhikode, Kerala, India Mishkal Masjid, was partially burnt down by the Portuguese in 1510, but is still architecturally striking, and sports a traditional Keralite pagoda-like roof.


673004, India +91-495-2720152 For a budget hotel, you would not expect the interiors to be so chic-stylish with dark wood panellings and intricate wood latticework. Apart from the nice ambience, the place dishes out amazing vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali meals. The Biriyani here is simply too good and a definite must try. The service is usually quick, but if the place is too crowded, you might have to wait a while till you catch the attention of the waiters.

Paragon Restaurant
Near CH Flyover, Kannur Road, Calicut, Kerala 673001, India +91-495-2767020

Thikkoti Light House

Near Velliyamkallu Rock, Calicut, Kerala, India Ranked the top favourite restaurant in Calicut on Tripadvisor, Paragon is one of the must visit places when you are in Calicut. Though it serves a variety of multi-cuisine fares, it is their Malabari dishes that make this places a rocking hit. Most of the time the place is pretty crowded and you might have to wait a while till you get a table. 

Payyoli Beach Theeram

Village Payyoli, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Stretching right by Velliyamkallu, Payyoli beach is the major attraction in the village, that, too, is named Payyoli. This solitary stretch by the sea is well known for the golden gleaming sand that often sees the calm, blue waters of the sea sweeping over. The little, quaint village of Payyoli is thronged by tourists all around the year for its beachside.

Thikkoti Light House is definitely one of the most fascinating monuments steeped in the history of Kozhikode. You would be interested to know that there is quite an interesting history concerning Thikkoti Light House.  According to the legend, the Light House was built on the remains of a shipwreck, which was from a boat that crashed very near the rocky shore.  So, Thikkoti Light House acts like a fearful reminder of that accident. Interestingly, the beach overlooks the Velliyamkallu Rock was very much dreaded by mariners, off Mtoodadi coast. The entire region around the Velliyamkallu Rock is also home to various migratory birds. You would not want to miss a nice picnic with your loved ones at this lighthouse.

Kannur Road +91-4952767020

Behind Fire Station, Convent Crs Rd, South Beach, Calicut Ho, Kozhikode, 673001, India +91-495-2366311

Mr Bakes

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An uninspiring old house, average seating area, sub-standard decor and absence of menu cards- not a very encouraging picture to begin with, but if you are willing to ignore everything else for mind-blowing Muslim Malabari cuisine, trust us when we say, you will not regret a visit to Zains. 


3 5 Places

Hotel Sagar
Mavoor Road, Kozhikode, Kerala,

Mishkal Masjid

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A: Kozhikode Beach B: Thusharagiri Waterfalls C: Payyoli Beach Theeram D: Mishkal Masjid E: Thikkoti Light House

F: Paragon Restaurant G: Zains H: Hotel Sagar I: Paragon J: Mr Bakes