Let's start with Kozhikode (Calicut)
"Calicut is a port for the whole Indian sea,
which God forbid any craft to cross" these words of Athanaseus Nikiten, the Russian traveler way back in the 13th
century echo even today the glory of the historical town that is 'Koyil' (palace)'Kodu' (fortified).
Some facts about Calicut
Kallai, just 2 km south of Calicut city, was once the center
of world's second largest timber trade. Today, though business does take place, it is passing through difficult a phase and
Kallai is just a shadow of its past.
Peace loving people-known for their communal harmony.
One of the few cities in India, where the demolition of Babri masjid did not cause any repercussion
Annual Rainfall -- 254 cm Altitude
-- Sea level
Max. Temperature -- 34 °C Min. Temperature -- 20 °C
The English word CALICO, the wold renowned cotton, was originated
Payyoli, a small village in Calicut is the home town of India's
best ever female athlete
Calicut or Kozhikode is situated in the south
Indian state of Kerala on the southwest coast of the Arabian Sea. The district extends from latitude 11°15' N to 75°49' E.
Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and mesmeric peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east,
this district has all the required ingredients to fascinate a tourist
Click here to watch some beautifull pictures with special effects
Kappad in Calicut is the place where Vasco
da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to India on May 27, 1498. There is a small stone monument at the beach to
commemorate that event.
Planning a trip to Calicut (Kozhikode)?
For many tourists, Calicut (Kozhikode) is known for Kappad where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to
India. Dolphin's Point is a good place to watch dolphins playing in the sea early in the morning. On this beach are also situated
Calicut Town Center, Lions Club, and a lighthouse. Two crumbling piers, more than hundred years old, stand out into sea at
Kozhikode beach.. The beach is easily accessible from the city and provides a good view of the setting sun. The place also
has a Marine Life Aquarium open whole day.
Places of Interest - Picnic Spots
Aquarium - Bird Sanctuary, Kadalundi -
Kalipoika - Kozhikode Beach - Kakkayam Dam
- Lions Park, Beach - Malabar House Boats, Purakkatiri - Mananchira Square -
Crocodile Park, Peruvannamuzhi - Thusharagiri - Velleri Mala - Velliyamkallu, Near Payyoli
||Arts and Science Colleges
|Indian Institute of Management
||Malabar Christian College, Calicut|
|National Insitute of Technology (NIT)
||Farook College, Feroke|
|A W H College of Engineering
||Govt. Arts and Science College, Meenchanda|
|Govt. College of Engineering
||St. Joseph's College, Devagiri|
|Calicut Medical College
||Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College, Pokkunnu|
|Govt. Dental College
||Providence Women's College, Malapparamba|
|Govt. Nursing College
||Sree Narayana Guru College, Chelannur|
|Govt. Homeopathic Medical College
||M. A. M. College, Mukkam|
|Govt. Law College
||Govt. College, Koyilandi|
|Govt. Training College
||Govt. College, Kodencheri|
|Farook Training College
||Govt. College, Mokeri|
||Govt. College, Madappalli|
|Govt. Polytechnic, West Hill
||C.K.G. Memorial Govt. College, Perambra|
|L.B.S. Center for Science and Technology
||M.E.S. Women's College, Calicut|
|Govt. Physical Education College
||Sree Narayana Guru College, Calicut|
|College of Communication and Journalism,|
Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan
Though I was away from this birth place
of mine for many years now, I still hold this place and the memories very dear to my heart. If given a chance I'll give
the first preference to this place to go back and settle down. I love My birth place more than any other place in this
Jawaharlal Nehru once said that Kannur is the Garden of India.
Come to Kannur! Natures bounteous beauty
beckons you ! Kannur is a land with a resonant past. Myths and legends abound. The ships
of Solomon, they say anchored along our coasts to collect timber for building the Temple of the Lord. Kannur
finds mention as NAURA in the Periplus of the Erithrean Sea a Greek work of great antiquity.
Kannur has always been a favourite destination of the intrepid foreign
traveller. Europeans, Chinese and Arabs have visited our coasts. In his book of travels Marco Polo recounts his
visit to the area circa 1250 A.D. Other visitors included Fahian, the Buddhist pilgrim and Ibn Batuta, writer and historian
The term Kannur
is the compound of two words Kannan (Lord Krishna) Ur (Place). This will make it the place of Lord Krishna.
Though I have spent only two years in Kannur, I have found
this place filled with nature's beauty. More about Kannur... Read on.
Area: 2997 Sq. Km. Population: 2,244,819 Altitude:
Parassini Kadavu Temple & Snake Park: Sri. Muthappan Temple
stands on the banks of the Valapattanam River. This pilgrim centre is famous for the Muthappan Theyyam performed every morning
and evening. The DTPC provides pleasure boating on the river near the temple. Accommodation is available nearby. The Snake
Park is the only one of its kind in the state and perhaps, in the whole of India. There are three snakes pits, fifteen glass
cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park. Snake demonstrations conducted every hour draw large
number of visitors.
|Sree Muthappan Temple: At Parassinikadavu
|Fort St. Angelos
St. Angelo's Fort: This massive triangular structure, with a ditch
and strong flanking bastions was built by the first Portuguese Viceroy in 1505. It later become the major military base of
the British in Malabar. the fort is today the main landmark of Kannur
Pythal Mala: This enchanting hill station situated 4,500
ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a six Km trek to the top of the
hills. Pythal Mala is the closest tourist destination from house in Kannur. Its around 10 to 15 kms away.
Dharmadam Island: The small 5 acre island covered with coconut palms
and green bushes is a beautiful sight from the beach. Permission is required to enter this privately owned island
Sree Ramaswami Temple, Thiruvangadi: The temple dedicated
to Sree Rama is one of the most prominent temples in Malabar. The exquisite carvings in the temple are said to have been done
nearly 400 years ago.
Kottiyoor: There is a famous Siva Temple here, on the banks
of the Bavail river. Lakhs of devotees attend the annual 27 day long festival during May - June.
Valapattanam (Ballapattam): The small town on the Valapattanam
river is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. the port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal beach are located nearby.
Western India Plywood Limited, the largest wood-based industry in the country and also one of the biggest of its kind in South
East Asia, is a major industrial concern here.
Ezhimala: The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286
M high). A Naval Academy is being developed here.
Payyambalam Beach: Quiet, secluded, beautiful, this enchanting sandy beach borders Kannur - the land of ageless charms. This beautiful
stretch of sand and surf is the best locale for a relaxed evening. The Payyambalam beach is a popular picnic spot of the local
people and holds much potential for development into a tourist resort.
Mahe: Between Tellicherry and Badagara
is Mahe, a small beautiful trading town on the West Coast established by the French in the 17th century. It is under the administrative
control of the union territory of Pondicherry and several historical hangovers of French influence are evident it is about
9 sq. Kms in area. The feast of St. Theresa's Church in Mahe attracts a large number of devotees. This beautiful church proclaims
the glory of French architecture in Kerala.