Places to Visit in Kozhikode

Kozhikode is a beautiful city located in the state of Kerala near the Malabar Coast. This place is also known as Calicut and has played a very important role in the Indian history. Being an important point for eastern spice trade during the Middle Ages, it was fondly called the "City of Spices". Today it stands out as one of the most visited tourist spots because of its portrayal of gorgeous nature along with outstanding human creation. Recently in 2012, the place was tagged as "City of Sculptures" as various sculptures are located in the city.

You can find serene beaches, lush green nature, wildlife sanctuaries and a number of historical sites. It is a perfect place to have a tour with your friends and your family, as you are sure to enjoy a lot. The city is well connected to other parts of the country by rail, road and airways.

Places to See in Kozhikode

Thikkoti Light House

This Thikkoti light house has its own significance and has a history attached to it. This monument is said to be built on the remains of a shipwreck from a boat which was found to be trashed at the rocky sea shore. The monument is extremely beautiful and very well constructed and reminds the people of the accident that took place here years ago.


Beyore is a small village located in the district of Kozhikode. Earlier this place was known by the name of Vaypura by the natives; it was also named after the very famous Tipu Sultan as "Sultan Pattanam". The village is very peaceful, serene and pure in terms of the environment and has a historical past as the village was one of the historic ports where trading initiated between Asia and the Middle East. The small village is also known for constructing wooden ships.

Kappad Beach

Think of walking on the same beach where the famous explorer Vasco De Gama set foot to enter India for the first time? Well, if you really want to experience the thrill, the Kappad Beach located in Kozhikode is your destination.

This beach is not only beautiful but is also serene. It is a peaceful and clean place where you will simply love to be. Also, besides the long stretch beach, you can also view a temple situated in a rock which is about 800 years old. You are sure to fall in love with this beach. The locals call this rock-studded beach as Kappakkadavu and this beach is the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Travelers can reach the beach by backwaters through the River Korappuzha.

Kozhikode Beach

Do you like to spend time around such a beach which has the smell of the ancient era? Then this time set your compass to the direction of Kozhikode Beach. This place has played an important role as one of the most important trading ports in Indian history.

This beach is quite famous among tourists from all over the world. Not only for its historical importance but for its natural beauty and serenity that attracts travelers more than anything else. It is a perfect place if you are looking forward to spending some time away from the busy hustle-bustle of the city. It is a favorite spot for viewing the spectacular sunset. Also, there is an old lighthouse and two old crumbling piers, each more than a century old. Moreover, you can spend your time at the Lions Park and the Marine Water Aquarium.


Vellari Mala is a beautiful place. The whole area is covered with lush green landscapes and provides a picturesque view. It is an ideal place for trekking, as the place provides lots of routes for trekking. As one of the most visited places, Kozhikode is an ideal picnic spot to visit, relax and enjoy with your families or friends.

Payyoli Beach

Imagine a long walk on a beach which is serene, quiet and beautiful. Imagine a beach which is fringed by the lush green coconut trees. Imagine a beach which is secluded from the crowd and helps you in spending some peaceful moments. Well, if you like the idea then packs your bags to make your trip to the Payyoli Beach, located at a distance of 40 km from Kozikode.

Besides being beautiful, this beach also allows you to indulge yourself in a number of fun water sports. Also, there is a big rock in the middle of the sea, which enhances the spectacular view of the beach.

Tali Temple

The Tali Temple was built in the 14th century by Swami Thirumulpad. This temple is one of the greatest attractions of Calicut. It is made with a remarkable combination of laterite along with wood. Also, the rich evidence of the Keralean architecture makes this temple more amazing.

This temple is famous not only because of its architecture but due to its annual festival as well. Each year the festival celebrated here consists of various intellectual as well as cultural events. It is known as the Revathy Pattathanamand it is the annual festival of the temple.

Tusharagiri Falls

If you want to explore natural beauty and indulge in adventure, this is the place to be. The Tusharagiri Falls has been one of the most sought after tourist spots among travellers across the world. This fall is situated in the state of Calicut in India and has a beautiful surrounding.

The fall itself is a beauty, but this place also has something more to offer to the visitors. One can easily enjoy trekking in this place. You can also indulge yourself in rafting. Also, there are sanctuaries which you just can't afford to miss.

Tourist Destinations Near Kozhikode

Following are the places around the city of Kozhikode that one can visit:

Peruvannamuzhi Dam

The Dam is located around 50 km from the city of Kozhikode. It is well connected by buses from the city of Kozhikode. The beautiful scenic view of the dam provides an ideal picnic spot. The reservoir offers speed boat & row boat rides and an amazing view of the 'Smaraka Thottam' - a garden built in the memory of freedom fighters. There is also a crocodile farm & a bird sanctuary which can be visited here.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

This place is very close to nature and is situated around 20 km from the city of Kozhikode. Several numbers of birds dwell in this sanctuary; some of them are migratory while others are permanent inhabitants of this place. The sanctuary is like a heaven for bird watchers. In the month of April one could find maximum number of birds here. Buses are frequently available to visit here from the Kozhikode.

Malabar House Boats

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Last Updated on : December 19, 2013