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Place of Tourist interest in Kozhikode or Calicut

Art Gallery

The art gallery, situated next to Parasuriah Raja Museum, contains paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.

Beach

2 km from Calicut town is a long stretch of tree lined sand, popular with the local people, because of the light house, two piers and the facility for sea bath.

Banasura Peak

Over looking Kuttiadi; 1.758 meter high Banasura Peak, named after the giant demon Banasura.

Beypore

10kms from Calicut, is a small Coastal town, Beypore, a ship building centre and famous for the Country craft called "Urde". Vykom Basheer, the famous writer, chose Beypore as his abode and became the Beypore Sultan.

Chaliyam

As island formed by the Beypore and Kadalundi rivers was formerely the railway terminus. The Feroke bridge extending the railway to Calicut, reduced the importance of Chaliyam. Cheruvannoor- is an industrial area.

Dolphins Point

Dolphins playing in the Sea can be seen in the early hours.

Feroke

Is an important title Industry Centre Ghat Section- 44 kms from Calicut, the boundary of Wayanad district, is 14 kms long with nine hairpin curves amidst hills and forests.

Kadalundi

Thousands of migratory birds from all over the world gather here during the season, from Nevember.

Kallai

6km., from Calicut, Kallai was and is the nerve point of Calicut's timber trade.

Kappad

Vascoda Gama landed one the Kappad beach on 27th May 1498. This is commemorated by small stone monument at the beach.

Krishhna Menon Museum

The late leader V.K. Krishna Menon is honored here by exhibiting his personal belongs and souvenirs.

Kuttiadi

29 kms from Vadakara, Kuttiadi was the Head Quarters of the Kottayam Raja. Fortifies Palace is located in a hill.

Manachira Maidan- Is the heart of the City with the town hall, public library, Common Trust Office, one of Calicut's oldest building, the large pond and the park, is beautiful planned for rest and recreation.

Mavoor

Is famous on account of the Rayon Factory. The City's water supply is from this area.

Nadappuram

18 kms north east of Vadakara, Nadappuram, is second only to Ponnani for its Islamic culture. Parasuriab Museum -The Museum all East Hill, 5 kms from the City, run by the State Archogical Department displays ancient mutual paintings, antique bronzes, and old coins as well as models of temples and megalithic monuments.

Science Centre and Planetarium

Located near Mavoor Road, this complex consists of a planetarium, scientific museum and science park. Thusharagiri- 48 km from the City with its water falls, and streams amidst the Hilly area, is a tourist centre.

Vadakara

48 kms from Calicut, is Badagara or Vadakara, a commercial centre for marital art, "Kalarippayattu". Stories about Kadathanattu Rajas, Kolatheri Rajas, Thamaraserry Rajas and other warriors are still popular. Warriors like Thacholi, Manikath, Othena Kurup, are heroes of the people. There is a fort built by Kadathanattu Raja at Vadakara. Remnants of another fort built by Kunjahali Marakar, a Muslim rebel leader who fought the British, is part of history. Vadakara is also the birth place of Cherussery Namboodiripad, the great poet.

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