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 Kozhikode ( Calicut) - The glory of past grandeur

North of Kerala lies the land, the legendary traveller Marco Polo described in A.D 1320 as "the great province of Malabar".After the 13th century, Kozhikode grew in importance as a port and as the capital of the Samoothiri kings or Zamorins, as they were called by the Portugese. In fact some historians say, Calicut derives it's name from the fortified palace ' koyil kotta ' built by a samoothiri ruler.Calicut has also lent it's name to ' Calico ' - a fine hand woven cloth said to have originated in this place.  


Kozhikode is an important trading centre for timber,tiles and shopping ground for the famous delicacy - kozhikode Halwa. Beypore, 11 km away is a ship buiding centre famous for it's country crafts called 'uru'. Telicherry and Sultan Battery, 98 km away are important trading centres. 


About 15 minutes drive from the city centre is a place called 'Dolphin's Point' where one can see dolphins playing in the sea, early in the morning. The Beach, is about 2 km from the town centre. Located at East Hill, the Pazhassirajah Museum, run by the state Archaeological Department, dispalys ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins and megalithic monuments like dolmunoid cysts and umbrella stones. (Timings- 10.A.M to .P.M, closed on Mondays). Next door to the Museum, the Art Gallery contains paintings of  Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja varma. A commercial centre famous for the ancient Kerala form of martial arts - Kalaripayattu , Badagara, 48 km away from Kozhikode is also the birth place of Tacholi Othenan. whose heroic deeds are immortalised in the ballads of North Malabar. 

City Area - 30.61 sq km 
Temperature (Mean Max. Mean Min) 
Summer :35.0 C - 22.5 deg C 
Winter : 32.0 CC - 22.0 deg C 
Rainfall (Annual) - 254 cm 
Clothing - Tropical 
Season - September to May 

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Kozhikode Airport is at Karipur, 23 km from the city centre. Train and Bus services link Kozhikode to all major towns and cities in India. 


Bangalore -  354 km 
Kannur -  93 km 
Kochi - 224 km 
Guruvayoor - 129 km 
Kanyakumari - 534 m 
Kasargod - 208 km 
Kottakkal - 48 km 
Silent Valley - 138 km 
Thekkady - 356 km 
Thiruvananthapuram - 445 km


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