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Kozhikode City

Kozhikode City Tour

Country: India
Location: Southwest part of India
Altitude: 1 m
Population: 2,030,519
Language: Malayalam, English
Known for: Coastal-cum Historical city
Nearby Island: Mysore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Ooty

Historically very important because of having a port city, Kozhikode is one of the major cities of the state Kerala. It is located on the western coast of south India along the Arabian Sea. It is very significant trade centre of India. However, the port is largely popular for its spices trade. Interestingly, this is the reason that the city is also popular as 'City of Spices."

Further, earlier the city was known with the name of 'Calicut' and it was first explored by the Portuguese traveller Vasco da Gama in the year 1498. After this date, city has developed as port city and started trading with the European and other Arabian countries.

It is interesting to share that the word Kozhikode has been most likely derived from 'koyil' and 'kota;' the meaning of the word is "fortified palace." Further, the city has large area of marshy land; therefore, sometimes, it is also called as 'Chullikkad,' which means 'shrubby jungle.' The economy of city largely runs upon the spices trade, boat-building yard, and timber industry.

Kozhikode Tourism
By virtue of having wonderful landscapes, the tourism industry is also popular in the city. There are dozens of tourists' attractions in the city such as centaury old temples, Churches, historical monuments, blistering beaches, and various other scenic landscapes.

The major tourists' attractions are:
Tali Siva Temple
Thiruvannur Siva Temple
Panniyankara Bhagavati Temple
Mishkal Mosque
Sarovaram Biopark
Veliyangadi (big bazaar)
Kozhikode Beach
Regional Science Centre and Planetarium
Kappad Beach
Thusharagiri Falls
S.M. Street

How to Reach??
By Road: City is well connected with dense road network. There are numbers of National Highway and State Highway that connect it with most of the neighbouring cities and towns including Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Ooty, Chennai, etc.
By Rail: Kozhikode is well connected by rail with all major cities and towns of India including Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Palakkad, Kannur, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
By Air: Located at the distance of about 26 km Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport that not only makes available only domestic flights but also you can catch here international flights.

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