The largest city of Kerala, Calicut is currently known as Kozhikode. Founded in the year 1948 by Vasco Da Gama, it lies on the south west coast of Arabian Sea. Largely popular for its alluring charm and picturesque views, Calicut is indeed one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Kerala.
If you read through the history of Calicut, you’ll know that the place has been under the rule of several dynasties. It has always been an opulent trading town and is an erstwhile capital of the daunting Zamorin dynasty. Another significant fact about Calicut is that its name comes from Calico which is a hand woven cloth.
Calicut indeed has innumerable things to attract tourists from across the world. From nature lovers to adventure seekers, kids to the elderly, the city brings forth a myriad of things for all. The best time to make a visit to Calicut is during the months of September to March. During this time, the weather is largely pleasant and several adventure tour packages can be availed to keep you engaged and entertained. For tourists, Calicut is mainly like a hopping off point for Wayanad or for a long exploration over the Ghats leading you to Bangalore or Mysore.