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Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala

Calicut (Kozhikode) street

With its busy shopping outlets, restaurants and museums, this thriving metropolis had humble beginnings as the ‘City of Spices’ as a spice trading route in the Middle Ages. If shopping isn’t your bag, Calicut and Kappad beaches are both ideal for a sunset stroll.

Calicut Shopping

Be sure to leave room in your suitcase for a trip to Mittai Theruvu (Sweetmeat Street) where you can buy everything and anything from cosmetics and saris to sweetmeats. There are also a variety of restaurants and some of the largest shopping malls in Kerala.


Every year the Tyagaraja Aradhana Trust holds a five-day music festival in honour of Tyagaraja, a renown composer of Carnatic music. Music is performed from morning until late in the event by professional artistes and music students.

Discover Calicut (Kozhikode)

The Grand Tour of Southern India and Treasures of Malabar Coast are perfect tours for visiting Calicut. Alternatively, why not create your own unique trip? Get in touch for more details.