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About Kozhikode

Altitude : 5m above sea level

Tourist Season : October to March

Clothing : Cotton Clothes

Temperature : Min. 20 c - Max. 35 c

Location: Latitude : 10 00' N Longitude : 76 25' E

Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode

Kozhikode (Calicut), the most important region of Malabar in yesteryears. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanutaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode a popular destination. Kozhikode or Calicut as it is popularly known, is a land of pristine beaches, aromatic spice gardens, picturesque country sides & warm people.

The name Calicut, has its origins from the hand woven cloth called Calico. A land of serene beaches, ancient monuments, lush green countrysides, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience, Kozhikode is a much sought after destination. Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by.

The historical importance About Kozhikode is that it was the traditional capital of

Northern Kerala under the Samuthiri rule. Calicut, the most important city of Malabar region of Kerala, was a leading trading centre for spices on the West Coast of India during the medieval period.

This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old. The Kappad Beach Resort is one of the leading centres for Ayurvedic health holidays in Kerala (16 km from Kozhikode)

The economy of Kozhikode mainly depends upon agriculture and fisheries. The timber industry is also very powerful in Kozhikode. Kozhikode is a main centre for export of coffee, tea and coconut.

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