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Calicut


Location
135 km from Guruvayur
Temperature
39 c Summer/ 14 c Winter
Latitude : 11.255400    Longitude : 75.781212

Language : Malayalam,English,Tamil
Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom, and later of the erstwhile Malabar District.

Beypore Beach
Beypore Beach - Famous for ancient ship-building industry
Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar River in Kozhikode district, Beypore, one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an important trade and maritime centre. Ancient Beypore was much sought after by merchants from Western Asia, for its ship building industry. The boat building yard here is famous for the construction of the Uru, the traditional Arabian trading vessel. The Beypore Beach has a bridge built nearly 2 kms into the sea. It is actually made up of huge stones piled together for nearly 2 kms making a pathway into the sea.
Dolphin's Point
Dolphin's Point
Dolphin's Point is the place where one can see dolphins playing in the sea of an early morning. The long tree-lined beach, about 2 km away, is popular with the local people because of the Lions Club Park, the lighthouse, and two piers - and of course, the opportunity to soak in the evening breeze. This beautiful beach is located around 2 kilometers from the city center.
Ettumanoor Temple
Ettumanoor Temple - Lord Shiva Temple
This legendary Hindu Temple has the famous statue of the Nataraja. Lord Shiva is shown in a dancing pose in which, he is standing on one foot, crushing a demon symbolizing ignorance and evil. A circle of fire surrounds him, which symbolizes the ever-changing universe. The carvings and architecture is splendid and is definitely worth a visit.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi bird sanctuary, 19 kms from Kozhikode is home to more than a hundred varieties of native birds and over 60 species of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. The sanctuary is also known for a wide variety of Fish, Mussels and Crabs.The sanctuary, which is spread over a cluster of islands, covers an area of 3 kms in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks. A hillock, which is 200 m above sea level, provides a splendid view of the river mouth and the sea.
Kappad Beach
Kappad Beach
Kappad beach, 16 km from Kozhikode, stranded on the shore of history with the landing of Vasco Da Gama on 27th of May, 1498. Even after 500 years of the epoch-making mooring of the maverick navigator, Kappad remains calm, as if cataclysmic changes had just scrubbed around this spot. The beach, strewn with country fishing boats, is still in pristine beauty.
Krishna menon Museum
Krishna menon Museum
The Krishna Menon Museum is dedicated to the famous Indian leader, V.K. Krishna Menon. His personal belongings and souvenir presented to him by great national leaders and friends have been preserved over here. Krishna Menon was a great orator and was the spokesperson for India in the General Assembly of the UN.
Pazhassiraja Museum
Pazhassiraja Museum - Collection of mural paintings, antique bronzes, ancient coins
The museum is managed by the State Archaeology Department and has on display mural paintings, antique bronzes, ancient coins, models of temples, umbrella stones, dolmenoid cists (quadrangular burial chambers with capstones), and similar megalithic monuments. The art gallery has the oil paintings and other works of Raja Ravi Varma.
Thali Temple
Thali Temple
The Kozhikkode Thali temple is an ancient one, dating back to the days of the Zamorin rule. The term Thali refers to a Shiva temple; however, the temple complex also houses a shrine to Krishna. Legend has it that Parasurama, associated with several temples in Kerala, worshipped Shiva here. Several legends associated with feudal rivalry, curses and relief from curses are associated with this temple. In its glorious days, this temple celebrated the Revathi Pattattaanam festival for seven days in the malayala month of Tulaa where learning and scholarship was celebrated with feasting and awards. The Zamorin is also asociated with the pomp and splendor of the now extinct Mahamakam festival at Tirunavayi.
Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Snuggled cosily in the Western Ghats, are the gurgling waterfalls of Thusharagiri. Meaning the snow capped mountains; Thushargiri exhibits a unique kinship between the land and water. The three waterfalls on the backdrop of the Western Ghats provide an exhilarating and spellbinding sight to the visitor. It is 60 km from Calicut.
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