Kozhikode is a district of Kerala state, located on the southwest coast of India.
Kozhikode, once known as Calicut, is the district headquarters. Kozhikode district
shares its borders with the districts of Kannur to the north, Wayanad to the east,
and Malappuram to the south.To the west of Kozhikode lies the Arabian Sea. In 2001
the district was divided into four taluks: Kozhikode, Vadakara, Koyilandy and Thamarassery;
but, by the 2011 census there have been twelve block panchayats: Balusseri, Chelannur,
Koduvally, Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam, Kunnummal, Melday, Panthalayani, Perambra,
Thodannur, Thuneri, and Vadakara.
Kozhikode has various temples and mosques in the district that contain sculptures and inscriptions which are of considerable interest to the students of art. Kozhikode city itself has many temples, the most important of which are the Tali Temple, Thiruvannur Temple, Azhakodi Temple, Sree Valayanad Temple, Varakkal Temple, Bilathikulam Temple, Bhairagi Madam Temple, the Lokanarkavu Temple in Memunda near Vadakara, The Sidda Samajam in Memunda, Sree Muthappan Payamkuty Mala, in Memunda, Sandbanks Vatakara. There is an art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum located at East Hill in Kozhikode. Lalitha Kala Academy also has an art gallery adjacent to the Kozhikode town hall. The Indian Business Museum is also located in Kozhikode. There is a planetarium, situated in the heart of the city near Jaffer Khan Colony. Kozhikode Beach and Mananchira Square and the recently developed Sarovaram park are other popular gathering spots.
TOURIST SPOTS IN KOZHIKODE
Kadalundi:- The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is 19 km from Kozhikode and is spread
over a cluster of islands and is surrounded by hillocks, where the River Kadalundi
flows into the Arabian Sea.
Krishna Menon Museum:- The Krishna Menon Museum, established in 1975, was
to honour the former Indian leader, V. K. Krishna Menon. It is situated in East
Hill, about 5 km from the city centre.
Kappad Beach:- The fact that it was the place where Vasco da Gama, the famous
world explorer first set his foot, makes the Kappad beach very popular.
Pazhassiraja Museum:- The art gallery and museum named after Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the royal family of Kottayam is situated in East Hill, about 5 km from the Kozhikhode town.Read More