Kozhikode Watersports & Outdoor Adventure

Kozhikode as an adventure destination was once the capital of the powerful Zamorin Dynasty. Its historical importance also stems from the fact that it was in the port here that Vaso-da-Gama landed in 1498. Once a prominent trade and commerce centre of British Malabar, Kozhikode in Kerala today greets visitors with its ancient monuments, lush green country sides, serene beaches, historic sites, rivers, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience that make it a much sought after destination.Besides, Kozhikode charms visitors as an adventure spot.On a trip to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala, one can witness the first hand the making of Uru (the Arabian trading vessel).

Picturesque Locations

The district also prides itself (Kallai) on being the Worlds second timber trading center. The many museums and galleries, house wide collection of tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala, ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, souvenirs and models of monuments await the adventure enthusiasts in Kozhikode. Travellers will love Kakkayam, Thusharagiri and Vellari Mala all with their picturesque locations and thriving wildlife which are ideal adventure spots for picnicking as well as trekking. The adventurous visitor in Kozhikode will also enjoy the bird sanctuaries, the waterfalls and the village ambience of this beautiful district.

A well-built network of roads connects Kozhikode (Calicut) to other parts of Kerala, surrounding states, and rest of India. The city has three bus stands with Kerala State Road Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) intercity and inter-state buses operating frequently. Services of taxis and auto rickshaws can also be availed to travel within the state.
The nearest airport to Kozhikode is Calicut International Airport, situated about 22 km from the city at Karipur, Malapuram District, and about 28 km from Kozhikode Railway Station. Also known as the Karipur International Airport, it is the 7th busiest airport in terms of international traffic and 12th busiest in the country in terms of overall passenger traffic. Major airlines include Air India, Air India Express, Jet Lite, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, and many international airlines that operate on a daily basis.
Railway Station:
Kozhikode has its own railway station and is connected to important cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Coimbatore, Chennai to the south and Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata to the north.

Tourist Place to Visit in Kozhikode District, Kerala

Vellarimala is a mountain range in Kerala, India, spread across Thiruvambady Panchayat in Kozhikode district…