Calicut is located in northern Kerala and is a traveler’s dream destination. Full of historical significance and rich in cultural heritage and monuments, modern-day Calicut is a bustling business hub too. The Kappad beach nearby is where the famous traveler Vasco De Gama first landed on this city’s shores in 1498 and changed its history forever. He helped in not only making this a popular spice trading hub with other nations but also opened Calicut to the world.
This coastal city is teeming with tourism spots that not include historical monuments but also areas of great natural beauty. Here’s a look at some of the best places to visit in Calicut:
Located in the heart of the city are a massive manmade water tank surrounded by ancient homes, temples, churches, a musical fountain and an open stage and theatre where regular shows are conducted.
Pazhassi Raja Museum and Art Gallery
History-lovers can indulge in the ancient displays here depicting various monuments, coin collections and mural paintings.
Located near the Manachira Square is the Thali temple renowned for being the oldest temple in Calicut and is one of the star tourist attractions in Calicut.
Believed to have been constructed on the site of a shipwreck along a rocky shoreline, this lighthouse offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and its glorious sunsets.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
This refers to the numerous green islets formed as the Kadalundi River drains out into the sea. The area is teaming with local and migratory birds and forms a mesmerizing birder’s paradise.
This is a busy fishing harbor as well as a popular ship-building port. Don’t miss out on the chance to go for a cruise on the unique ‘uru’ shipping vessels.
Located in the heart of the city, this 4-storied mosque is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful pillars, Italian flooring and a square water tank, reminiscent of Hindu temples.
Mother of God Cathedral
Built-in 1513, this is a popular pilgrimage site that portrays Roman architecture and offers a peaceful break.
The Kozhippara waterfalls, the Thusharagiri waterfalls and the Vellarimala waterfalls are among the best waterfalls here, providing nature-lovers an opportunity to commune with Mother Nature at her best.
A serene village surrounded by lakes and rivers, it offers seafood lovers a variety of delicious delicacies and peaceful sceneries.
Aside from these, there are numerous other tourist spots too. Stay over at the prestigious The Raviz Calicut while you enjoy all that Calicut has to offer!