Kozhikode, Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode

Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode

Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode

The various tourist attractions in Kozhikode are Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, Krishna Menon museum, Kirtads, Beypore, Kappad, Kozhikode beach, Velliyamkallu, Kakkayam, Vadakara, Peruvannamuzhi, Iringal, Kuttichitra, Tali Temple, Mannur Temple and Varakkal Devi Temple.

Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery

Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery is located about 5 km from Kozhikode. The copies of ancient murals, antique bronzes, old coins, excavated earthenware, models of temples, megalithic monuments like dolmonoid cysts, umbrella stones etc are displayed in this museum. The Art Gallery is located adjacent to the museum and exhibits an excellent collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.

Kirtads, Kozhikode

The Kirtads is the unique museum that houses the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala. A good library with books on Anthropology and Sociology is another attraction of the museum.

Krishna Menon Museum
The Krishna Menon museum has an exclusive wing dedicated to the late VK Krishna Menon, renowned statesman. His personal belongings and souvenirs are displayed here.

Tali Temple
Tali Temple was built in the 14th century by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin. Revathy Pattathanam, the annual cultural and intellectual festival is held in this temple. The Tali Temple is a fine example of the total integration that existed between wood and laterite, which is a remarkable feature of the Kerala style of architecture.


The Kakkayam is the picturesque dam site, teeming with exotic wildlife. This place offers excellent trekking and rock climbing opportunities. The best time to visit this place is between November and April.

Tali Temple, Kozhikode


Velliyamkallu, Kozhikode

Velliyamkallu is the massive rock, much dreaded by navigators. It was once a vantage point for the Marakkars to attack the invading Portuguese. An entire crew of a Portuguese ship was killed here. The beautiful natural engravings on the rock are the best exploring place here. Payyoli is the beautiful stretch of golden sands with shallow waters that border Velliyamkallu. The Thikkoti lighthouse which overlooks Veliyamkallu off Moodadi coast was built after a shipwreck, the remains of which can still be seen here.

Beypore is located at the mouth of the Chaliyar River. Beypore was one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala and an important trade and maritime centre. The ancient Beypore was visited by the merchants from Western Asia, for its shipbuilding industry. The boat  building yard here is famous for the construction of the Uru (the Arabian trading vessel), that was built almost 1500 years back.


Vadakara is the birth place of Thacholi Othenan, the legendary hero of the Vadakkanpattu (ballads of North Malabar). Vadakara has a great martial tradition and was a flourishing trade and commerce centre in ancient times. Thacholi Manikkoth, the Kalari where Thacholi Othenan practiced his martial feats and spent long days in deep meditation before every poythu (duel), is a worth visiting place in Vadakara.

Vadakara, Kozhikode

Peruvannamuzhi, Kozhikode

The Peruvannamuzhi, a beautiful picnic spot is set amidst hills. The reservoir here provides facilities for speed and row boat cruises during which one can see the Smarakathottam, a garden built in memory of the freedom fighters of the region. Uninhabited islands, the bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm also adds to the charm of the place.


Iringal is the birth place of Kunjali Marakkar, who commanded the Zamorin’s fleet and held the Portuguese vessels at bay for a long period. This birth place is located on the southern bank of the Moorad River and preserved by the Department of Archaeology.


Kappad is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels. There is a monument on the beach that reflects about this historic event. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.

Kozhikode Beach

The Kozhikode beach is the perfect place for the sunset viewers. The old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, each more than hundred years old, that runs into the sea add charm to the natural beauty of this beach. Entertainment facilities such as the Lions Park for children and the marine water aquarium are the other attractions in this beach.


CVN Kalari Centre

Kalaripayattu, the martial art of Kerala is performed here. Special demonstrations can be arranged on request. Closed on Sundays.

Kozhikode Beach

The Beautiful beach has an old light house and two crumbling piers. It is a fine sunset point. The lions Park and the Marine Water Aquarium provides entertainment facilities on the beach.

Manachira Square (Maidan)

The historic maidan has been converted into an arcadia with beautiful trees and plants, artificial hills, sculptures, an open air theatre and a musical fountain.

Tali Temple

The 14th century shrine was built by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin, within his palace complex. It is a fine example of Kerala architecture.


The stone inscriptions found in the Muccunti Mosque at Kuttichitra reveals an interesting aspect in the history of the Zamorins of Kozhikode and their patronage of Islam in Kerala. The architecture of this mosque and other old mosques bears great resemblance to the typical Hindu temple complex with pillars, ventilators and huge tanks, as well as decorative features such as stylized floral carvings and geometric designs.

Mannur Temple 

Mannur Temple was built like the Siva Temple at Tiruvannur. This exquisitely carved laterite structure is more than two centuries old. It is believed that Sree Parashuraman begin his Siva Linga pratistha at Tiruvannaur and completes it here every noon. The noon pujas here are considered very special. The annual Sivaratri festival is celebrated in a big way.

Varakkal Devi Temple

The Varakkal Devi Temple is considered to be the 108th and the last Devi temple built by Sree Parasurama, the legendary founder of Kerala. It is believed that Parasurama ploughed this area in order to make the goddess appear. The Vavu Bali is the main festival in the temple where thousands of people gather here to perform the ancestral activities. On this day, the sea can be seen as surprisingly calm as if facilitating the religious observances.

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