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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular tourist attractions in Kozhikode?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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The coastal lands of Kozhikode boast of a rich history and culture that has subsequently been imbibed in the local sites of tourist interest. Let us have a look at what all you can set your sights on.

  • Mananchira Square

    This marvellous piece of architecture is situated at the centre of the city and has been named after the man-made lake Mananchira that lies in its vicinity. Dedicated to the erstwhile ruler of Kozhikode, Manadevan Samoothiri, this monument of ancient architectural heritage boasts of resplendent lawns and musical fountains. The architecture constitutes perfect carvings and designs of the ancient times.
    For those of you who are keen theatre-enthusiasts, there is also an open theatre to occupy you with.
    The site remains open to public from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm

  • Kappad Beach

    The beach is famed because the great explorer Vasco da Gama set his foot in Kozhikode precisely at this beach in 1498. Therefore, it has a unique historical significance which is marked by a beautiful stone etching that honours the great explorer.
    Moreover, on the hillock facing the sea is a beautiful ancient temple that must be definitely visited after you are done with enjoying the flowing wonders of this beach.

  • Kozhikode Beach

    Well, Kozhikode is quite a beach destination. This is another one. This sandy beach is located on the eastern part of the city. The serenity and colour of this beautiful beach are every now and then disturbed by sailing fishermen who are a constantly a subject of curiosity for tourists.
    The view of the sunset from here is simply unparalleled. Families often come here in the evenings, and the nearby ice-cream parlours and the
    thelas will satiate your taste-buds.

  • Regional Science Centre

    For those of you who have a scientific temperament, Kozhikode boasts of rich scientific heritage. The Regional Science Centre consists of a Science Park and a Planetarium. You can find here scientific gadgets, details on latest scientific innovations and much more that will provide you with a lot of information.
    The center also has a beautiful aquarium that houses a number of fishes. For those looking to exercise their mathematical skills, there are a number of puzzles to look forward to.
    Entry timings are between 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, Entry fee is merely INR 5.

Even though the tourist spots in Kozhikode are limited, the ones that are, definitely are worth visiting.

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