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Kozhikode or Calicut (Kozhikode) (Kozhikode), the gateway to Kerala, is a prosperous and thriving destination packed with tourist attractions. Sun kissed beaches, verdant jungles, intoxicating spice gardens, revered temples and a rich historic legacy all characterize Calicut (Kozhikode).
Calicut (Kozhikode) or Kozhikode is historically known for welcoming Vasco da Gama, way back in 1498 AD. Amongst its myriad charms, it has a couple of other attractive crowd pullers like the Dolphin's Point and the Kozhikode Beach. As the name suggests, Dolphin's Point is the place to watch frolicking dolphins. Similarly, the Kozhikode Beach is another terrific spot with its ruined old piers, lighthouse, Lion's Park and Marine Water Aquarium.

Much like the many meanings of its name, the town offers many facets. The name derives from the words koyil (palace) and kotta (fort). The city was once surrounded by the fort built by its ruler, the Zamorin, who encouraged trade with the Arabs by giving special concessions. Though the locals called it Kozhikode, for the Arabs it was Kalikat; for the Chinese, Kalifo; and for Europeans, Calicut (Kozhikode). The British then immortalised the name by calling the locally produced cloth ‘calico’.
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"wonderful city"
reviewed on Sep 22 2015
Calicut is a great city with national and international standards.The city has all the major outlets such as IT parks,malls,3 star and 5 star hotels, high class film theatres and all other things for a great enjoyment. With mono rail project yet to arrive in the city it will be considered as a major city of India.Remember calicut was nominated for smart city privilege along with Kochi from Kerala, unfortunately calicut was not accepted
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