Kozhikode

Zone: South
Telephone Access Code: +91 495
Altitude: Sea level
Area: 2206 sq. km
Population: 2,879,131(2011 census)

A mighty seaport where Arab, Chinese and East African traders once converged, Kozhikode was previously the most important region of the Malabar Coast. Vasco da Gama landed on its shores in 1498, catapulting the region to global fame. Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, the winds of change have swept over this charming coastal land from time to time. The whiff of history continues to permeate the lanes, bazaars and business hubs of this great port of yesteryears. Lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and hills make Kozhikode a popular destination. Also adding to the legacy of this region is a unique culture and a warm friendly people.

Tourist information centres:     

  • DTPC Manachira, Kozhikode -1 Ph: 2720012 Fax: 2370582,
    Email: info@dtpckozhikode.com Website: www.dtpckozhikode.com
  • Regional Joint Director, Civil Station, Kozhikode Telefax: +91 495 2373862,
    Mobile: 09846486265, Email: ambu@keralatourism.org

Getting there

By road: Well-connected to all the major cities and tourist centres in India. Kozhikode KSRTC Bus Station, Ph: 2390350
By rail: Links to all the major cities and tourist centres in India. Kozhikode Railway Station Ph: 2702606, 2701234
By air: Nearest airport: Karipur (23 km from Kozhikode Town): Daily flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and the Middle East. The Chennai flight also touches Coimbatore and Madurai. Karipur Airport Ph: +91 483 2712762

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