"CALICUT- GATEWAY OF INDIA TO EUROPEON EXPLORERS" Calicut by kmohandas

Calicut Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 37 photos

KAPPAD BEACH-VASCO-DA-GAMA LANDEDED HERE IN 1498

Calicut (now known as Kozhikode) is an important city on the west coast of India in the north region of state of Kerala. It was a leading trading centre for spices during the medieval period. This place was ruled by the Samoothiry (Zamorin) dynasty. Calicut found a place in World History with the discovery of sea route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama. He landed at Kappad a coastal fishing village near Calict.. This event changed the history of India. Traders from Porugal, Holland, France and England started arriving in India after the discovery of this sea-route .India ultimately became a British colony. India became an independent country in 1947. Calicut was under the Madras Presidency during British rule. Calicut became a part of Kerala State (Malayalam is the main language of Kerala) in 1956 when states of India were formed on linguistic basis.

CALIUT TODAY

In ancient times, Calicut was an important center for trade and commerce, attracting a number of foreign traders’ to nestle within its territories. Today, this city is a thriving and prosperous center in the state of Kerala. With a population of over two million, this is the third largest city in Kerala after Cochin and Trivandrum.
As you travel through the city, you can see palatial houses, huge shopping complexes and restaurants. The real estate prices are very high in this city.

CITY OF BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

The beaches in Calicut are pristine with gleaming white sand and blue-green crystal clear water. An evening stroll on any one of the beaches is really enjoyable. The sunset at the beaches are indeed amazing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:city have wonderful beaches
  • Cons:Hot and humid climate
  • In a nutshell:Ideal for week-end get away trips
  • Last visit to Calicut: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Dec 23, 2009
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  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Nice Calicut photos. Its idea place - beautiful beaches and historical port and town. Have a nice day.

  • septem's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Hi Mohandas! very interesting pages about Calicut and also of your lovely images of the location. Thanks. Juliana

  • markbank's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    thanks for ur virtual postcard,,,really nice,,i appreciated it,,,thanks again

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