Velliyamkallu, a rocky island that was much dreaded by navigators, was once a vantage point for the Marakkars to attack the invading Portuguese. The entire crew of a Portuguese ship was killed here. When the Portuguese conquered the land, they resorted to throwing troublemakers off the rocks into the sea, and hence it came to be known as Sacrifice Rock. The beautiful natural engravings on the rock are worth exploring. A one-hour boat ride from the Kolavi beach will take visitors to Velliyamkallu in Kozhikode district. Velliyamkallu is located about 36 km from Kozhikode Town.
Nearest railway station: Vadakara, about 9 km
Nearest airport: Kannur International Airport, about 60 km | Calicut International Airport, about 70 km
Latitude: 11.672411, Longitude: 75.550804