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Tourism in Kozhikode

Kozhikode Tourism

Explore the city of Kozhikode blessed with pristine beaches and stunning landscapes

Tourism in Kozhikode

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Best time to visit
Oct - Mar
Ideal Duration
6-7 Days
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On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for friends
  • Nature

About Kozhikode Attractions

A serene little coastal city in Kerala, Kozhikode, also referred to as Calicut, is a popular tourist destination of the state. Although not very popular among regular tourists, it is well on its way to becoming one of the most sought after places to visit in Kerala thanks to its sublime beauty and rich culture and heritage. Kozhikode tourism is all about sun-kissed beaches, family picnics, heritage monuments, delicious seafood, scenic parks, twisting pathways and much much more.

This Kozhikode travel guide is the ideal way to gain knowledge about the destination before reaching there. From historic monuments to shopping destinations, from party hubs to religious spots, from local cuisine to high-end restaurants, from serene beaches to fragrant spice gardens, from wildlife sanctuaries and national parks to view points that offer the best view of a sunset, all that a traveler needs to know about Kozhikode is part of this Kozhikode travel guide.

Talking about tourism in Kozhikode can’t be done without a talk about the spices available here. Kozhikode used to be known as the “City of Spices” in the Middle Ages, thanks to the acres and acres of fragrant forests and gardens of spices. An important spice trade center, Kozhikode soon became a household name. To this day it is said to be one of the best places to visit for purchasing spices.

There are plenty of places to visit in Kozhikode, including the much acclaimed Kozhikode beach, which houses numerous seafood shacks, small shops selling knick knacks, an aquarium as well as a sizable playground for children. It is a favorite destination among those looking to spend some quality time with their family or friends. Another favorite beach for families in Kozhikode is Beypore Beach, where visitors can also enjoy a few beach games. The Mananchira Reservoir is another great place to spend a couple of hours in quiet contemplation.

When talking about Kozhikode, can Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary be far behind? It is the ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds, fishes, and crustaceans among others. It is actually built on several small islands, with a slew of connecting lagoons and deltas making it an accessible and fun place to visit.

All in all, Kozhikode tourism is a good way to bond with the beauty of nature in Kerala, as well as enjoy some lip-smacking delicacies, visit a few temples, soak up the sun on a few beaches, and partake of a relaxing holiday.

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Focus Mall In Kozhikode

Being the first shopping mall of its kind in the entire region of Kerala, the Focus Mall in Kozhikode is meant to beguile you for splurging like crazy. Diligently designed and equipped with all the futuristic facilities, this mall is meant to revolutionize the experience of shopping in the district of Calicut. Owing to its ...

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Sarovaram Bio Park In Kozhikode

Sarovaram or the Sarovaram Bio Park is located in Kozhikode city of Kerala, India. It is an eco-friendly development which is located next to Canoly Canal near Kottooli. The Bio Park project was undertaken with an aim to create an eco-friendly theme park. The complete ecosystem of the Sarovaram Bio Park consists of mangrove...

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This unique sanctuary is located in Kozhikode in Kerala. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is not only appealing to the eyes but also to the camera since it is home to endless migratory and avian species. The area of this bird sanctuary covers bewitching islands and hills. This place is a mecca for al...

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Travel To Kozhikode

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By Air

Located at a distance of 23 km is the nearest airport to Kozhikode which is called Calicut International Airport. If you are traveling from far away cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc then prefer traveling by air to Kozhikode as it is very time consuming to travel by train or road. Chennai to Kozhikode can also be reached by flight like IndiGo and it takes around 1 hour 55 minutes for the entire journey. There are only two direct flights between Delhi and Kozhikode in a week which is AirIndia and other connecting flights are available on Delhi to Kozhikode route which are SpiceJet, IndiGo and AirIndia. After reaching the airport, one can take a local taxi to enter the main city which is 23 km from the airport.

By Train

Kozhikode is very well connected with other cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore etc. From superfast to normal trains are available on this route. Delhi to Kozhikode train distance is approximately 2390 and it takes around 38 hours to reach. Trains that ron on this route are Mngla Lksdp Express, Trivndrm Rajdhani , and H Nizamuddin Tvc Superfast Express. Train journey is reasonable but it is time consuming and is recommended to those who have enough time for their vacation. Hyderabad to Kozhikode train distance is approx. 926 km and it takes around 23 hours to reach Kozhikode.

By Road

Kozhikode has good road network and is connected with cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Ooty etc. The entire road journey from Ooty to Kozhikode is very scenic and pleasant and it takes around 5.5 hours to reach Kozhikode from Ooty. If you want to travel by bus then both private and government buses from Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi etc are available. Bangalore to Kozhikode bus journey is comfortable and takes around 8 to 9 hours for the entire journey. Hyderabad to Kozhikode can also be reached by bus in 16.5 hours as the total distance is around 933 km.

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    Janarrdhanan's 3 days trip to Kozhikode

    Hi sir/madam, This is to inform you that we around 10people have vist Kerala under your travels from dec 4 - dec 6. The 1st two was awesome with your plans even hotel is good than we expected... But on 3rd day we planned to visit padamnathan temple , thiruvandram zoo, Lulu mall....but we didn't g
    et a traveller till afternoon 1:30 After 1:45 traveller came and just leave us in Thiruvananthapuram central station The 3rd day plan is totally wasted and we didn't cover even one places... We paid for total 3days trip 53000,since you didn't cover the 3rd day places we are expecting some certain amount as refund 4500-5000 Thanks, Janarrdhanan
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    Hansa Prithiani

    Pune

    Hansa's 6 days trip to Kozhikode

    Service was good, driver was also cooperative, hotels were amazing. Overall nice trip.
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    Indrajeet's 7 days trip to Kozhikode

    I had overall a good experience with travel triangle. All the services were upto the mark. Sahil was helpful during whole travel whenever any help was needed. Driver provided was also professional. I had overall a good experience with travel triangle. All the services were upto the mark. Sahil w
    as helpful during whole travel whenever any help was needed. Driver provided was also professional.
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    Geetesh Shetty

    Mumbai

    Geetesh's 5 days trip to Kozhikode

    I would like to give 5 Star
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    Prosenjit Banerjee

    Surat

    Prosenjit's 7 days trip to Kozhikode

    We have an excellent trip through Namaskaram Travels. The Hotels at Alleppey & Varkala are awesome. Hotel Rooms at Kovalam are also decent but after staying at Varkala - hotel, Kovalam's one is very ordinary. Although the staffs are awesome and helped us a lot at kovalam. Location of Kovalam's hotel
    is very nice and exact on the beach. Our agent Vineet also responded well and also inquired about our tour in between as well. with 2 Kids and a senior citizen, Me & My spouse have enjoyed a lot.
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    Gwalior

    Shrinath's 5 days trip to Kozhikode

    Everything was perfect. I can give details if u guys are planning to make a blog on it
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    Hyderabad

    Sravani's 5 days trip to Kozhikode

    Driver and his support was good but vehical is old
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    Chennai

    Shriram's 7 days trip to Kozhikode

    Nitin from post card did a great job of organizing this trip. Flexibility was there while the planning. Prompt response when ever possible and was proactice in reaching out to me ahead of the other slow coach vendors.
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    K Vittappa Bhagvath

    Bengaluru

    K's 6 days trip to Kozhikode

    Hotel could be given with AC.Also dinner would have been given with the package. As a whole tour was good.Munnar stay you could have arranged at Munnar only. Boat House stay and food provided was too good.
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    Chennai

    Hari's 3 days trip to Kozhikode

    Its was very good trip organized by travel triangle for myself to be remembered forever.

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    Which are the most famous beaches in Kozhikode?

    The most famous beaches in Kozhikode are Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, and Beypore Beach.

    What to buy from Kozhikode?

    The best things to buy from Kozhikode are Kozhikodan halwa, rosewood, handloom textiles, miniature snake boats, buffalo horn carvings, and local handicrafts.

    Which are the famous temples in Kozhikode?

    The famous temples in Kozhikode are Thiruvannur Siva Temple, Tali Temple, Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple, Shri Durgambika Temple, Tms Smarak Mandir, Bhagawati Temple, Ayeekod Temple, and Azhakodi Devi Temple.

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