This charming town on the Malabar Coast was the capital of powerful Zamorins. Its natural beauty and prosperity attracted travellers from all over the world. Chinese were the first to establish commercial contract with Kozhikode. It attained a position of pre-eminence in the trade of pepper and other spices and was referred as India’s emporium international trade.
Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery
It has copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, megalithic monuments etc. The art gallery has paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Raja Raja Varama and other eminent painters.
Krishna Menon Museum
It is dedicated to V.K. Krishna Menon, a great statesman. His personal belongings are displayed here.
The beautiful beach has an old light house and two crumbling piers. There is also a Lions Park and the Marine Water Aquarium. Other attractions are CVN Kalari Centre, Tali Temple, Mananchira Square etc.
Kozhikode Tourism Information
Vasco –da – Gama, the Portuguese sailor well known for discovering the sea-route to India, first landed here with his three vessels and 170 men on 27th May 1498. A monument on the beach commemorates the historic landing. Another attraction is the 800 years old temple o a hillock facing the deep sea.
Kozhikode Distance Guide