30.61 Sq Km
Trip Highlights :
Ideal time to visit :
September - May
Malayalam, English and Hindi
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Overlooking the southwest coast of India lies Kozhikode or Calicut, the
erstwhile capital of the illustrious Zamorins. Described as the great
province of Malabar by the legendary traveller Marco Polo, Kozhikode
is situated on the northern part of Kerala.
Places of Attraction in Calicut
Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery (5 km from Kozhikode)
The Pazhassirajah Museum is situated at East Hill. On display here are
copies of ancient murals, antique bronzes, old coins, excavated earthenware,
models of temples, megalithic monuments like dolmonoid cysts, umbrella
stones etc. Adjacent to the museum is the Art Gallery which exhibits an
excellent collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.The
Museum has a substantial number of paintings by other artists too.
Badagara 48 km from Kozhikode, is a centre of martial arts. Numerous
temples, churches and mosques abound in the area of Badagara. Notable are
the Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple, the Jama-at Mosque and the Catholic
This temple is believed to be around 1500 years old. It is situated 5km
away from Badagara. Three rock-cut caves are located very close to the
temple. There is a wealth of elegant murals and carvings.
The Tali Temple is a fine example of the total integration that can exist
between wood and laterite, which is a remarkable feature of the Kerala style
Krishna Menon Museum
The museum was built in honour of one of Indias greatest political
leaders, V.K Krishna Menon. Displayed in the museum are his personal
belongings and numerous souvenirs.
Beach and Dolphins Point
Situated 2km from the town centre, the tranquil beauty of the Kozhikode
Beach is an oasis in the midst of the humdrum of a busy city. From the
vantage of the Dolphins Point one can enjoy the playful antics of
dolphins frolicking in the sea.
A new addition to the many attractions of Kozhikode, Mananchira Maidan or
Square is located right at the heart of the city. The concept of a modern
city has been captured in a smaller scale. An arcadia lavishly decorated
with trees and plants, artificial hills, sculptures, an open-air theatre and
a musical fountain have replaced the historic maidan, or square.
beach is a favorite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is
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.
Entertainment facilities such as the Lions Park for children and the marine
water aquarium are added attractions.
Climate and Best time to Visit
The weather is overall pleasant in Kozhikode. Summers in Kozhikode are
pleasant with temperature rising up to 33ºC plus. The winters are also
pleasant with average temperature being around 23ºC. The best time to
visit Kozhikode is around the year. Although to enjoy the beauty of nature
along with good climate the best time would be between the months of
September to March.
Kozhikode Air/Rail/Road Links
Kozhikode has an airport at Karipur.
Kozhikode is served by a handful of coastal
expresses and several passenger trains.
A well-built network of roads connects
Kozhikode to the other parts of the state.