The name 'Kozhikode' translates to fortified palace (koyil means palace and kudu means fortified) and today it is considered a veritable bastion of Kerala's ancient trade relations, culture and cuisine. The reference is said to have come from the fort built by the former rulers of the place, the legendary Zamorins of Calicut. Today its terrain of coastal belts, laterite midlands and rocky highlands is considered a wonderful vantage point to observe and understand the past and future of God's Own Country.
|Sights and places in Kozhikode town|
|Other centres of worship in and around Kozhikode town|
|Sights around Kozhikode|