Kozhikode will always have a special place in the history of Kerala as it is here that Vasco-da-Gama first landed and the legendarySpice Route came into existence. This region still has a historic charm to it. Kozhikode Beach is the personification of the numerous characteristics that make Kozhikode so unique.
People flock in large numbers to view the sunset from the beach. One gets a fresh supply of seafood in the shacks that surround the place. Kallumekaya (mussels) is a local favourite. A walk to Dolphins Point at dawn ensures a meeting with playful dolphins. You are also greeted by a majestic lighthouse and two piers opening into the sea. Both have been here for over a hundred years. Children flock to Lions Park and the nearby marine water aquarium which is open on all days from 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs.
Located in Kozhikode in the north of Kerala, Kadavu Resort provides a panoramic view of lush greenery and backwaters, with all modern amenities for a leisurely stay.
The 5-star hotel and resort also features an Ayurveda centre for rejuvenation programmes. Its unique and languorous backdrop makes it an idea gateway, a tranquil spot away from it all.
Kadavu is set in a sprawling 10 – acre coconut grove among swaying coconut palms, by the banks of the breathtaking Chaliyar River.
Other resorts here include Kappad Beach Resort,Hill Side Nature Resort, Hill View Valley Nature Resort, Vasco Da gama Beach Resort,Malabar Palace and many more.
Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district with the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make Kozhikode a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience to fascinate a visitor.
Kozhikode District found a place in the World History with the discovery of Sea Route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama. Vasco Da Gama landed at the Kappad sea shore with three vessels and 170 men. A monument is constucted here to commemorate the historical landing.
Kozhikode city continues to be a centre of flourishing domestic and international trade. Its contribution to all round development of the district in trade, commerce and economic development over the years is spectacular. Kozhikode city is the marketing centre for commodities like pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc., produced in Kozhikode and the neighbouring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur.
September to May is the recommended best time to visit, but all 365 days the city is bubbling with activities.
What to see
Beaches-Kozhikode, Beypore Museums- Pazhassirajah,Krishna Menon Waterfalls-Thusharagiri Religious stuctures-Jama-at-palli,Tali Temple Sanctuary – Kadalundi Bird Sanctury etc.