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Tourist hot spots in Kozhikode


This beautiful beach has Dolphin point, old sea bridge in ruins, park etc., 2 km from city. The ancient Deva matha Church is nearby.

Mananchira square

Located at the town centre is the main park cum resting place. Open from 2 pm to 9pm. A large water reservoir is nearby.

SM Street

Popularly known as 'Mithai theruvu' is the city's main trade centre. There is a statue of SK Pottakkad. SM street is near the railway station.

Tali Shiva temple

Ancient temple of the city connected to Samuthiri Royal family. It is near Palayam bus stand.

Miscal palli

This ancient masjid in the Kerala style of architecture is located near the Big Bazaar at Kuttichira.


Popular with tourists, located near New Bus stand at Jaffar Khan Colony. A small science & Technology museum is also there.


It was an ancient world's main timber trading centre, 3 km from city.


Famous for the tile factories and the high chimneys. Excavations in the ruined fort has proven connections with Tipu Sulthan.


Port and the sea bridge (pulimuttu) are popular with tourists. It is 11 km from the city. Chaliyam lighthouse is near by.

Krishna Menon Museum & Art Gallery

Krishna Menon was Ex-Defence Minister of India. His personal belongings, awards, momentoes etc are displayed here. The Art Gallery has paintings of famous painters like Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.

The Kappad Beach

It was here Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator, landed on 27 May 1498, a landing commemorated by a small stone monument at the beach. He was the first European to reach India. The beach is a long stretch of golden sand fringed by fronds of swaying coconut palms and lush greenery as far as the eyes can see. The tranquil sea on this secluded beach creates a pensive mood. Two rocky promontories, lying between far away jotting out into the sea, have created a beautiful bay of calm waters. There is also an ancient temple on the hillock facing the sea. The shimmering waters and the exquisite scenery all around with the native fishing crafts sailing by provides the experience of a life time. It is 16 km from City.

Thusharagiri falls

Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha river. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray which gives the name, ‘Thuzharagiri’. Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara that falls 75 m below. There is three falls one above the other and the third falls is one km away in the forest.

It is a cascade of three waterfalls are located 9.5 km from Adivaram, which is on the Kozhikode-Kalpetta NH 212. Entry Rs 10, up to 5 pm. There is bus from Thamarassery to the falls. This scenic place is good for trekking.


This pristine spot endowed with the beauty of nature is in the hilly reaches of Kozhikode district. This place is ideal for relaxing and trekking (3 hour trek, one way). The Kanjirapuzha, a tributary of the Chaliyar river, flowing along the rocky terrain forms attractive waterfalls here and there. To reach, travel from Thamarassery to Anakkampoyil by bus.


It an ancient martial artform of Kerala. Vadakara is the place to see Kalaripayattu. The Lokanarkavu temple is 5 km from Vadakara at Ayancherry.


Near Payyoli beach accessible by boat in Jan to March. In the olden times Kunjali Maraikar used this rocks as his centre to protect the area.

Thamarassery ghat

The 9 hair pin curves on the forested ghat road in NH 212 takes one from Adivaram to Lakkidi (12 km), the entry to Wayanad district. The top has great views of the plains.


This scenic place has a Hydro electric station. The Banasura peak near by is popular with trekkers. 78 km from City.


Crocodile - bird centre, waterfalls, boating, small islands and a dam. Near Kuttyadi, 60 km from City.

Kakkayam dam

60 km from City, popular with trekkers.


It is a part of Union Territory of Pondicherry, located near Kannur border. Famous for St. Teresa's church.

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