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Kozhikode Travel Guide

On May 20, 1498, this coastal town took its place on the world map when Vasco Da Gama for the very first time stepped on its shores. The old name Calicut gives birth to the word Calico which is a hand woven cloth.

Kozhikode is popularly known as Calicut. It is famous all over as the land of immaculate beaches, fragrant spice gardens, scenic country sides and generous people. On May 20, 1498, this coastal town took its place on the world map when Vasco Da Gama for the very first time stepped on the shores. The city's old name Calicut gives birth to the word Calico which is a hand woven cloth. During the reign of Zamorin kingdom, the city was the capital of the royal empire. Its generous hills, rippling streams, significant ancient sites, wildlife sanctuaries, charming villages and busy marketplace entice tourists year after year.

The Kozhikode travel guide helps a lot in this regard by providing valuable information. This sea town has an active port with flourishing trade and commercial centre. The best places to get a sight into its history and natural beauty are the Kappad Beach and Beypore Fort. A visit to the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is an awsome experience for the bird watchers. It is a house to more than 100 species of birds. For nature lovers, the Thusharagiri waterfall, which is located at a distance of 50 km from Kozhikode, is a perfect place for a day outing or for picnic. Adventure buffs can also trek this area among spice plantations and thick evergreen forests. The travel guide Kozhikode provides a lot of information regarding this place which is an aid to travelers.

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How to Reach Kozhikode
Kozhikode on the Malabar Coast served as an important centre of trade and commerce in the yesteryear. Kozhikode gained historical importance with the discovery of sea route to India in 1498 by Vasco Da Gama. Surrounded by lush green hills and golden beaches, Kozhikode gained historical importance over time. Attractions like Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls and Kirtads Museum delight travellers. The city enjoys excellent road, rail and air connectivity with rest of India.
 
How to Reach Kozhikode by Air
 
Karipur airport, also known as Calicut International Airport, located around 23 km away from the main Kozikode town serves the coastal city. Daily flights from cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Delhi as well as Middle Eastern countries serve Kozhikode. Passengers can avail local vehicles to travel to Kozhikode city from the airport.
 
How to Reach Kozhikode by Road
 
Kozhikode is well connected to other cities like Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore etc. by road. Though road network is fairly extensive, yet the road trip is quite comfortable. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation as well as a large number of private buses connect Kozhikode to important cities of the south. Day and night bus service is available.
 
How to Reach Kozhikode by Rail
 
Kozhikode has its own railway station. The railway station connects the city to other important Indian destinations like Mumbai, Delhi, Mangalore, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Hyderabad amongst others with a good number of mail and express trains. 

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