Kozhikode or Calicut, is a city in the territory of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast. Calicut is the biggest urban territory in the state and 192nd biggest urban zone in the world. The city lies around 275 kilometers 171 mi west of Bangalore. Amid established vestige and the Middle Ages, Kozhikode was named the "City of Spices" for its part as the real exchanging purpose of eastern spices. It was the capital of a free kingdom controlled by the Samoothiris Zamorins in the Middle Ages and later of the past Malabar District under British run the show.
Middle Easterner vendors exchanged with the locale as ahead of schedule as seventh century, and Portuguese wayfarer Vasco da Gama arrived at Kozhikode on 20 May 1498, consequently opening an exchange course amongst Europe and Malabar. A Portuguese processing plant and fortress was in place in Kozhikode for brief period 1511– 1525, until the Fall of Calicut. The English arrived in 1615 developing an exchanging post in 1665, trailed by the French 1698 and the Dutch 1752. In 1765, Mysore caught Kozhikode as a major aspect of its control of the Malabar Coast. Kozhikode, once a celebrated cotton-weaving focus, gave its name to the Calico material