North Kerala’s largest city, Calicut or Kozhikode was once upon a time a prosperous trading town which has now transformed into a sought-after tourist destination. The Kozhikode Beach is situated near the town of Kozhikode and is known for its old world charm and natural beauty. The beach also houses a lighthouse, Marine Water Aquarium and Lions Park which are the reasons behind it witnessing a huge number of tourists everyday.
Some of the other interesting tourist places in Calicut include the Kappad Beach, the Beypore Fort, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Krishna Menon, Pazhassirajah, The Tali Temple and Jama-at-palli. Apart from the various historical landmarks and monuments, Calicut is also close to the magnanimous Wayanad hills, where visitors can enjoy trekking and also spot wild animals in their natural habitats. The city is also a neighbor to the Western Ghats of Mysore and Bangalore thus offering one with a plenitude of weekend getaways.