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It was on Kozhikode’s shores that Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese first set foot on the subcontinent. The City of Spices is more than just your gateway to the state and hides quite a few surprises within its environs. Spend some time in this seaside destination to discover its many charms.

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Sample Itineraries

Full day Itinerary

Spend the morning outdoors, wander along Mananchira Square, pick up the signature Calicut halwa, visit Kappad Beach and end your day with a trip to the museum.

Half day Itinerary 1

Watch local and migratory birds, float down the backwaters and munch on local snacks.

Half day Itinerary 2

Start your day with a kalaripayattu class, then reward yourself with a sweet treat or two, and end the day with legendary art.

The Calicut International Airport is located 30km away in Karipur. It serves the international sector, connecting the city to the Gulf countries, and has good connections to major Indian metros too.

The Kozhikode Railway Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just a kilometre away from Mananchira Square. The station has a good network of routes to other parts of Kerala and the rest of the country.

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has frequent buses to destinations across Kerala and Karnataka like Bangalore, Wayanad, and Kochi. Both government-run and private buses depart from and arrive at the KSRTC Bus Stand. Tickets can be bought at the bus stops or be booked online.

Kozhikode is connected to the rest of Kerala and the rest of the country via various national highways. National Highway 766 connects the city with cities in Kerala as well as neighbouring Karnataka. Road conditions may be subject to seasonal wear and tear.