Calicut, popularly known as Kozhikode is a town in the Malabar Coast of Kerala. During the medieval period, it was the spice trading centre on the west coast of India. With the discovery of the sea route from Europe to India by Vasco Da Gama, Calicut found a place in the History of the World. It is regarded as the youngest city on earth as the History of this city dates back to thousands of years even before the Christian era started. This city formed a part of the Chera Empire during the Sangam age of Ancient Indian History. But we do not find any information of the city from the Sangam age till the 9th Century AD when the second Chera Rule started in the city. The Cheras also known as the Perumals ruled this city till 1122 AD after which the city was divided into independent districts. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to know about the beautiful and historic city of Calicut.
The city has lush vegetation, wildlife, rivers, hills and places of worship making this place a wonderful destination for the tourists. The Kappakkadavu Beach is one of the most attractive beaches and is regarded as a historic beach where Vasco Da Gama sailed in and created a new History. The backwaters of Kerala are a unique feature of this state and are found no where in the world. The backwaters of Kerela are a self supporting eco-system and are a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of forty four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Other attractions in this city include the Pookot Lake, Pazhassiraja Museum, Thusharagiri waterfalls, Bird Sanctuary, Thali Temple, Dolphin�s Point, Lighthouse, and Lion�s Park.
The district covers a total area of about 3061 square km and has a tropical climate with 100% literacy level. Some of the rivers that pass through this city include the Mahe River, Murad River, Korapuzha River, Kallai River, and the Chaliyar River. The city has a very good road network with transportation system operated by Kerala State road transport Corporation and other Private transport operators. Other modes of transportation are auto rickshaw, taxis and ordinary and luxury buses. Moreover, the city connected by daily trains and flights from major cities in India. The Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest railhead in the city and the Kozhikode Airport at Karipur is the nearest airport.
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