Kozhikode (known as Calicut) is a major tourist destination in kerala. This is the historical place in where the Portuguese navigator discovering the sea routes to India landed in 1498. Kozhikode has historical significance as it witnessed first European colonial invasions. The port of Kozhikode is a trade centre for two millenniums. Marco Polo pen downed in 1320 this area as the Great Province of Malabar.
Kerala tours include visit to Kozhikode, the home of historic sites, traditional building structures and museums. Besides exploring the historical sites one can have fun at the beach destinations on his Kozhikode Kerala tour.
Kozhikode is also famous for its ayurveda treatments; the main Ayurveda Medical Hospital is located at Kottakkal in Kozhikode. Tour packages to Kerala also includes ayurveda tourism to its ayurveda centers.
Season Timing :
The climate of Kozhikode is hot and humid throughout the year. Summer season starts from March and continues till May. The best period to visit Kozhikode is after the monsoon period from October to March.
How to Reach :
Kozhikode has its own Calicut Airport that is located at a distance of 29 kilometers from the city. This airport operates air service to Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and the Middle East. One can also reach from Kochi International Airport.
Kozhikode is well-linked to major cities in Kerala and the neighboring states like Mangalore, Chennai, Bangalore, and Coimbatore by road network of national highways.
Being the major railhead of southern railway Kozhikode railway station has rail service to the neighboring cities of kerala as well as to the major cities in the country.