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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Kozhikode?

Shikha Gautam DEC 10 2012
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The history of a place always has something fascinating about itself, doesn't it? It works as the cornerstone for the culture that is going to arise from it through a period of time. If you always look for the historical and cultural significance of a place while visiting it, then you must read this brief introduction on Kozhikode.
Located along the Malabar Coast in the state of Kerala, Calicut is now better known as Kozhikode. It has been seen as the 'City of Spices' ever since the ancient times, when it traded in spices like black pepper with the Chinese, Jews and Arabs.

During the middle ages, the city used to be the capital of the independent empire of the Zamorins. The phenomenal Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is said to have set foot on this land in May, 1498. The city hosted the conquest of the Britishers in 1615. The influx of the French and the Dutch is said to have followed in the later part of the 15th century. The name of the city also inspired the name of the famous English textile, Calico.
It has aptly inherited its commercial past and much of economy here is business-oriented in the present times. The economy of the city depends also on the export of local labour to the Middle East nations. Malayalam is the mother-tongue of this region and folk songs and dance add to its cultural richness.

The abundant bazaars, beaches and the wildlife resources seem to have been the face of this city since many years now. The population is warm and simple-minded.
Traverse through the terrains of this coastal city and experience the cultural and historical colours that the city exhibits.You can also know more about the culture and history with various other things to do in Kozhikode.

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