Calicut is the land of discovery of India, treaded by Vasco da Gama. Calicut is named after Calico – the “ fine cotton handloom “ , that originated here. The Arabs , Chinese , Dutch came for its brilliant spices .This ancient city with its royal peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east calls for you.
The city is also the hub for ayurvedic rejuvenation or treatments.Witness the artistic flair of Raja Ravi Varma at Pazhassirajah Museum which also houses ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, and megalithic structures.
Unleash the curious child in you at the Science Planetarium at Jaffarkhan Colony which has a planetarium ,Science Center and an interesting array of games, puzzles, and scientific gizmos.Behold the traditional architectural splendor of Mananchira Palace shrouded in green grass and surrounded by ethnic buildings.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a must for bird watchers.Terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers, whimbrels, and other migratory birds flock the place from the month of November and returns only by the end of April. The ideal season to visit is from December to April in the early hours of the day. Also visit Velleri Mala, a beautiful hill approprite for trek.
Two crumbling piers, more than hundred years old, greet you at Kozhikode beach. Enjoy the peppy sound of Dolphines at the Dolphine point in morning.Buy the indegenious specialty, Urus, a traditional seafaring vessels manufactured in the traditional way at Beypore.
Take home souvenirs like Handloom fabrics, local handicraft products carved in rosewood and buffalo horn, coir products and miniature snake boats.Gorge on delicious Kozhikode halwa and banana chips .