Calicut, now known as Kozhikode is the largest settlement in the North Kerala. Having been the epicentre of trade for many centuries it was also the capital of the Zamorin dynasty. The place is famous for being the arrival point of Vasco Da Gama on the Indian Subcontinent. The place has witnessed Portuguese and Dutch presence after the Arab traders and the influence on the local landscape and culture is omnipresent. The place had a port which rivalled Cochin and was one of the biggest of its period. Even to this day, the city is well connected with Middle East cities through direct flights while also being connected through flights with all major metro cities in India.
The culture of the city is diverse and the people are a friendly bunch. The place sees influence from all the religions. The best tour packages in Calicut are for the art lovers with its famous folk songs called Vadakkan Pattukal. It is home to other dance forms such as Koothu, Kathakali, Ottanthullal and kaikottikali. A visit can be planned at the time of the famous temple festival of Theyyam Manikkoh.
The beaches at Calicut are quite an attraction for the tourists. The two beaches include the Kozhikode beach and the Kappad beach. Other sightseeing tour packages in Calicut include the Art Gallery, Kirtads Museum, Krishna Menon Museum & Gallery, Planetarium and the Sarovaram Bio Park. For the travellers with more religious inclinations, the city has a handful of places to visit around namely Thali Temple, Shiva Temple, Jain Derasar, Mishkal Masjid and the Gotheeswaram Beach Temple. The place is also a very good destination for people interested in wooden crafts. The very tasty Malabar Biryani served with tenderly cooked mutton and flaky rice added with the delicacies like Kozhikodan Halwa and Karutha Halwa are a delightful treat to the taste buds.
Popular Calicut Tour Packages
|Romantic Kerala||6D/5N||₹ 0||4.0 star|
|Sightseeing in Kozhikode: the Land of Samuthiris in Kerala||3D/2N||₹ 7400||4.0 star|
|Kerala-Beach, Backwater & Hill Station Tour||7D/6N||₹ 0||4.0 star|
|Calicut Boat Tour||7H||₹ 0||4.0 star|