Kozhikode is a district in Kerala State of India. kozhikode city also known as Calicut is the headquarters of this district.Kozhikode district is bordered by the districts of Kannur to the north, Wayanad to the east, and Malappuram to the south.The Arabian Sea lies to the west.The district is divided into three taluks; Vadakara, Koyilandy, and Kozhikode and One Revenue Division, Kozhikode.
Kozhikode District Map
Kozhikode District Facts
|Sex Ratio||1097 Female per 1000Male|
|Official Language||Malayalama, English|
|Density||3,410per Sq Km|
|Taluks||Vadakara, Koyilandy, and Kozhikode|
Brief History of Kozhikode
Kozhikode District was at one time the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce center, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by.Kozhikode developed as an independent kingdom during the 14th century and the ruler of this area was called as the Zamorin.Today, lush green countryside’s, serene beaches, historic sites,wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambiance make Kozhikode a popular destination.During classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, Kozhikode was also known as the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. The district was also a famous cotton-weaving center, gave name to the Calico cloth.
Trade with several kingdoms of Asia, Africa and the middle- east made Kozhikode a popular trading centre.
Kozhikode Geography and Climate
Topographically the district has three distinct regions – the sandy, the rocky highlands formed by the hilly portion of the Western Ghats and lateritic midland. The district has a coastal length of about 80 kms.The coastal plains exhibit more or less flat, narrow terrain with landforms such as beach ridges, sandbars, and backwater marshes.
Climate here in Kozhikode District is very hot season extending from March to May. Rainy season extends from June to September.he average annual rainfall is 3266 mm.
List of Places to visit in Kozhikode
Kozhikode city itself has many temples, the most important of which are the Tali Temple, Thiruvannur Temple, Azhakodi Temple, Sree Valayanad Temple, Varakkal Temple, Bilathikulam Temple, Bhairagi Madam Temple and many more. Some of the Famous tourist spots of Kozhikode district are-
- Tali Temple
- Thiruvannur Temple
- Azhakodi Temple
- Sree Valayanad Temple
- Varakkal Temple
- Bilathikulam Temple
- Bhairagi Madam Temple
- Thusharagiri falls
- Kuttiyadi Dam
- Kappad Beach
- Beypore Port
- Kozhikode beach
- Krishna Mennon Mueseum
- Dolphin’s Point
- Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium
- Pazhassiraja Museum
- S M Street
Transportation in Kozhikode
Road– Kozhikode District have well developed road networks. KSRTC runs regular services to many destinations in the state and to the neighboring states.National Highway 17 connects Calicut to Mumbai via Mangalore, Udupi and Goa to the north and Kochi to the south along the west coast of India. This highway connects the city with the other important towns like, Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Kannur, Thalassery, Mahe, Vadakara, Quilandy, Kottakkal, Kuttipuram, Ponnani, Guruvayur, Chavakkad, Kodungallur, North Paravur and Edapalli. State highways SH 28, SH29, SH54, SH68 passes in the district hence connecting it to almost every district and cities of Kerala, India.
Airways– Calicut International Airport is located about 23 km from the Kozhikode city.There are Regular flights from all the major cities of India.