Calicut (Kozhikode) Kerala

Discover Calicut (Kozhikode)

Calicut is located in southern India between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, has drawn visitors since antiquity. It is also known by its Indian name Kozhikode.

Phoenicians, Arabs, and Chinese were all drawn to its coasts by the spice trade. Vasco da Gama paved the path for the Dutch, French, and eventually the English when he landed on its shores in 1498. Calicut was renowned as the ‘City of Spices’ because it was a significant commercial hub for eastern spices.

Things to do in Calicut

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Calicut include:

  • Join the locals to watch the sunset on Calicut beach
  • Visit Kadaludi bird sanctuary, home to hundreds of native birds and 60 types of migratory birds
  • Choose souvenirs from spices, handloom fabrics, local handicraft products carved in rosewood and buffalo horn, coir products and miniature snake boats.

The best way to see Calicut

If you would like to visit Calicut, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.