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Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese.
Vasco da Gama had set his foot on the remote beach of Kappad in Kozhikode in 1498 and 'Discovered India' and established trade routes with the west. Kozhikode city continues to be a centre of flourishing domestic and international trade. Its contribution to all round development of the district in trade, commerce and economic development over the years is spectacular. Kozhikode city is the marketing centre for commodities like pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemongrass oil etc., produced in Kozhikode and the neighbouring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur. Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district with the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make Kozhikode a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience to fascinate a visitor.
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Kozhikode in its own right is a bustling city. However, the landscape surrounding it is nothing short of mesmerising. The city has multiple beaches which tend to get really crowded during peak seasons. It's also filled with a ton of historical sites complemented usually by restaurants serving tasty local cuisine. Calicut is a gem of a city and a must visit of anyone visiting the Malabar region.
Great cuisine. Pleasant weather throughout the year.
Highly congested. Transport system is not very efficient .
Kozhikode is ideal for people looking to experience a complete holiday package of shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.