Also, called as Kozhikode by the locals, Calicut is a pristine haven replete with tranquil beaches, historical forts and plush green ambience giving a distinct touch of nature to your journey. It is mainly a preferred weekend getaways from Bangalore and Kerala and offers a peaceful retreat for those wanting to be away from the teeming crowds of cities. Having been a spice capital in the ancient times, Calicut is renowned for its spices and you can take your inner chef out to shop for spices, coffee, pepper and coconut. Also, this place got its name from ‘Calico’ which is printed soft cotton and you can buy it in the best markets of Kozhikode. So, if you are looking for the best places to explore here, we have listed the top 5 attractions of Calicut which are a must to discover to soak in the wonderful and friendly ambience of this place.
If you thought Kerala is all about spices and legendary temples, then God’s own country has got some precious surprise for you. Calicut or Kozhikode is one of those places in south India where being a tourist is just not enough. You have to travel to discover this enticing beauty. Located on the Malabar Coast, this city has a much attractive historical background.
The city was a famous trading hub for spices during medieval period. Do you wonder where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed first when he entered India? Yes, it was Calicut. Calicut was the first location which put us on the international sea route for trade of spices and other goods.
The city now attracts tourists from all over the world and its sandy beaches are a famous spot for all nature lovers. Here’s why you should plan a visit to these top four beaches of Calicut: