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Kozhikode, popularly known as Calicut is considered as the most important area of Malabar in yester years, a prominent trade and commerce center and also was the capital of the powerful Zamorins. Kozhikode District was the first region to explore the 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 memorial was also built here to memorialize the historical landing, which still exists.

The land of perfect beaches with pungent spice gardens, pictorial country sides and with all the Kozhikode also hosts warm people. The city can be traced from 27th May, 1948 when the coastal town of Kozhikode rose to fame with the feet of Vasco Da Gama happened to fall on its shores. Thereafter, its magnificent hills, splashing streams, remarkable sites, wildlife sanctuaries, picturesque villages & busy bazaars began to lure tourists, year after year.  Kozhikode travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Kozhikode tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Kozhikode
Location: Southern India
Altitude: 1 m
Language: English, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Bhagavathi Temple and Aruvikkara Dam
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Kozhikode
Some of the best places to visit in Kozhikode are Kappad Beach, Beypore Fort, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thusharagiri waterfall with other nearby lakes and beaches. A trip to the palace tank of King Mana Vikrama called Mananchira can be exciting one displaying its traditional architecture. The palace tank has a musical fountain and is encircled with greenery and ethnic buildings.

Climate of Kozhikode
The city has its ends in seas and also has a tropical kind of climate and vegetation, rendering it to have a moderate climate. The summers here are pleasant with temperature ranging from 15 to 20 degree c and the winters are mild. The best time to vist the place is in the months of October till March.

How to reach Kozhikode

Kozhikode by Air: The nearest airport is Calicut Airport, at karipur, just 23 km from the city.

Kozhikode by Rail: The city has its own rail head which is linked to the major cities of the country.

Kozhikode by Road: The city has a well developed network of roadway service.

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