Calicut which is also known as Kozhikode is the third largest city that belongs to the state of Kerala. It is situated on the Malabar Coast. The city is also being referred as "City of Sculptures" for there are many ancient architectural sculptures seen in different parts of this city. According to history, this city was once a powerful trading centre for Arabs, Chinese and East African traders during the 12 century. Even Vasco da Gama has landed in the shores in 1498 to carry out trade.
Budget Hotels in Calicut
There are good budget hotels in Pollachi . Some of them are Paramount Tower (Tariff – Rs.1000), Alakapuri Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Asma Tower (Tariff – Rs.1700) and King Fort Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1500).
The official language of Calicut is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Calicut
Some of the famous festivals and events in Calicut include Utsavam or Annual Festival (March) and Bajanotsavam (August) .
Places to See in Calicut
There are several places of tourist attraction in Calicut. Some of the places include Kappad Beach ( 16 kms from Calicut) Tali Temple ( 20kms from bus stand), Kozhikode Beach (6kms from bus standi), Aliyar Dam, ( 10 kms from Pollachi) and Kozhikode planetarium (5 kms from bus stand).
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is situated at at Karipur in Malappuram. It is about 26 kms away from the city.
Calicut has railway station of its own. There are trains to major cities like Kochi, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kannur, Mangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. vijayawada, vishakaptnam, Hyderabad.
There are KSRTC buses that provide regular bus services to many destinations. The city has three major bus stands. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Kallada Travels, Parveen Travels and Paulo Travels. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.
A town and a municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, Kalpetta lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212). Surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains the town is located at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. Kalpetta is connected to Kozhikode and Mysore by NH212; while State Highways connect the town with Ooty in Tamilnadu and Madikeri in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Kalpetta. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at the Issacs Hotel Regency (Tariff -Rs. 1791) and KTDC Pepper Grove Rs. (Tariff - 1715)
Onam, Vishu, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Chembra Peak (7.2 kms), Lakkidi View Point (5kms) Banasura Hill and Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall –22kms) are places to see in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Calicut (100kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Kozhikode (72kms)
The Parakkal Bus Stop, Kalpetta New Bus stand, HIMUP Bus Stop, Edappetty Bus Stop, Kalpetta Old Bus Stand, By Pass Junction Bus Stop and Madiyoor Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a number of private bus operators like Kalpaka Travels, SKS Bus, SKS Travels, Kallada Travels, Cauvery Travels and SMPK Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.