These backwaters beautifully flaunt its natural beauty, dense greenery and exotic flora and fauna.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Make your trip more exciting by heading towards the astounding destination- Kozhikode. This stunning destination is truly loved for its backwaters. These backwaters beautifully flaunt its natural beauty, dense greenery and exotic flora and fauna. Boating in the backwaters is in itself a surreal experience. The two rivers- Canoli and Kallai river are blessed with these wonderful backwater streams that provide the great opportunity to encounter the picturesque landscape of this town. Head towards the Kozhippara Falls that is located on the borders of Kakkadampoyil on the Malappuram- Calicut district divide in Malappuram district. These waterfalls are famed for swimming, bird watching and for jungle trekking too. The other name of this waterfall is the Kakkadampoyil waterfall.

Another famous waterfall is the Thusharagiri Waterfall that is lying in the Western Ghats of Kozhikode district in Kerala. This fall cascades down as three waterfalls. It is nestled in a small tribal village. Head towards the Thikkoti lighthouse that is believed to be constructed on the remains of a shipwreck. It is truly a major attraction of Kozhikode. Located on a rocky shoreline the place is renowned for the picturesque views that it offers as well as numerous species of nomadic birds too.

Visit Kakkayam that is a dam site. It is located at a distance of just 15kms from the Kakkayam bust stop. One needs to take permission at the forest office at the top from the official authorities before going ahead. One can even witness the Orakkuzhi waterfall that is located just after the dam.

Another famous dam is the Peruvannamuzhi Dam that is located 66kms off Kozhikode. It is indeed a very fabulous place that is surrounded by rich greenery. One can enjoy speed boat and rowboat rides across the Smaraka Thottam- a garden built in the memory of freedom fighters in the region. One can visit the crocodile farm and bird sanctuary that is located close to the dam for wildlife lovers.

Visit Lion’s park that is next to the lighthouse on Kozhikode beach. It is a theme-based amusement park for children popular for its thrilling rides and pretty views of the sunset. Get an opportunity to visit the man-made freshwater pond-Mananchira Square. This pond was built in the 14th century as a bathing pool by the feudal ruler of Kozhikode.

Explore the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary that is spread over a cluster of islands that is surrounded by astounding hillocks. This stunning sanctuary welcomes its visitors with the freshwater of the Kadalundi river. One can spot countless native birds here. It is indeed a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers.

Head towards the Kozhikode beach, famous for its sunsets. It is also known as the Calicut beach that is located on the Malabar coast. This beach is perfect for witnessing the orange sunset in Kozhikode. The beaches- Beypore, Payyanakkal, Marad, Kallayi, Kuttichira, Thekkeppuram, Vellayil, South Beach, Valiyangadi, Kamburam, Putiyappa and Elathurare part of the Kozhikode beach.

Another famous beach is the Kappad or Kappakadavu beach where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed in the year 1498. Enjoy boating, swimming, beach games and various activities here. Head towards the Pazhassiraja Museum that is situated on the East Hill and has been named after the great Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the PadinjareKovilakom of the Kottayam Royal family.

This beautiful museum houses various archaeological remains like- antique bronzes, ancient paintings, and historical umbrella stones. Add Matri Dei Cathedral an old church of Malabar in your Kozhikode tour itinerary. This stunning church is built in the Roman style of architecture. This church holds a 200-year-old Portrait of St. Mary.

Visit the MishkalPalli Mosque that was built around 700 years ago at Kuttichira. It was named after NakhoodaMishkal- an Arab merchant who established this mosque. It is a beautiful mosque that does not have any minarets that makes it most unique.

There are some famous temples here in Kozhikode that need to be visited. Tali temple that is devoted to Lord Shiva is one of the oldest temples in the region. It is famed for its five different religious ceremonies that are performed every year. Another famous temple is the Lokanarkavu temple located in Memunda in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. It is a Hindu temple and is an ancient heritage.

Visit another known temple- Azhakodi Devi Temple located in the heart of Kozhikode city in Thiruthiyadu. It is one of the ancient temples and a renowned Devi temple. Visit the Valayanad temple located in Valayanad near Kozhikode. It is devoted to Goddess Bhagvathy and was built in the 14th century by Zamorins. The temple features its unique architecture. Another famous temple is the Varakkal temple located in the western hill in Kozhikode. It is the 108th and also the last Devi temple built by the Lord Parshuram.

Visit the Indian Business Museum that was inaugurated in the year 2013 by the then HRD Minister- Pallam Raju. It is located in Kozhikode. The main motto of this museum is to safeguard and perpetuate the rich business history of India.

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