Travel Guide - Kozhikode

Kozhikode (Calicut)

Kozhikode is known for its kind-hearted people welcoming their guests with utmost hospitable deeds. You won't find such a friendly and welcoming nature of people anywhere else. Therefore, Kozhikode has a special room in the heart of every traveler. Kozhikode is a perfect blend of rich historical inheritance, culture, and beautiful scenic landscapes. The alluring beaches, clear blue waters of the sea, rich jungles, flourishing bird sanctuary, and ancient temples make Kozhikode more beautiful.


The centuries-old street (Mittayi Theruvu) which sells a variety of local sweets is the popular attraction in Kozhikode. If you have a sweet tooth, the Mittayi Theruvu is a paradise for you. Kozhikode beach is an ideal place to experience tranquillity. It is the main venue for one of the biggest festivals called the Malabar Mahotsavam. The Mananchira Square is a must visit place which features temples, churches, and ancient homes with a clear water pool at the centre. It also has a musical fountain, open stage, and a theatre. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a twitcher's paradise. Don’t forget to try fresh seafood dishes especially Kallumekaya (mussels) on your visit to Kozhikode. Boating, trekking, swimming and dolphin sighting can be enjoyed here in Kozhikode.Plan a trip to Kozhikode and melt in its enchanting beauty.

Tourist Attractions

Lion's Park

Thali Temple


Beypore Beach

Mishkal Mosque

Thusharagiri Fall

Kozhikode Beach

Mananchira Square

Matri Dei Cathedral

Thikkoti Light House

Calicut Planetarium

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Sweet Street (Mithai Theruvu)

Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery

Must Visit Places

  • For history and art enthusiasts, Pazhassi Raja Museum and Art Gallery.
  • For those who are in search of Solitude, Thikkoti Light House.
  • For beach lovers, Kozhikode Beach.
  • A perfect escapade from the bustling streets of Kozhikode, Mananchira Square.
  • Twitcher's dreamland, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.
  • Sweet lovers hub, Sweet Street (Mithai Theruvu).

Travel Tip :

  • Make sure to carry some sort of identity proof with you.
  • Please do carry sunglasses and sunscreen lotions if a beach tour is in your mind.
  • Don't forget to take umbrellas with you during monsoon season.

Things to Do :





Dolphin Sighting

Best time to Visit

Kerala Tourism-weather

September to May is the best time to visit Kozhikode. Summer begins in the months of April and continues till May. Since the heat is mild, the summer season is suitable for sightseeing. July to September is the monsoon season in Kozhikode. Winter (October-March) is pleasant and not too chilling and it offers the best season for sightseeing

Getting There:

By Air :Calicut International Airport is 29.4 Km away.

By Train : Kozhikode Railway Station is 2.1 Km away.

By Road : Kozhikode is well connected to major cities of the country.

What to Shop :

  • The busiest shopping area in Kozhikode, S.M. street.
  • You can buy a variety of Kerala spices from the Wholesale spice market.
  • You can purchase a variety of cotton and handloom fabrics from the Comtrust Store.
  • RP Mall, Focus Mall, Grand Hi street Mall, Emerald Mall & Space Mall are the popular shopping malls in Kozhikode.

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