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.
Kanhangad is a city and municipality in the district of Kasargod, in Kerala. It is located at 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasargod. Kanhangad is surrounded by Nileshwar and Taliparamba Taluk, in the east by Payyannur Taluk and west by Kasargod Taluk. The Arabian Sea is in close proximity to this city. Nearby villages include Hosdurg (1 km), Kovalpalli (2 km), Badariya Nagar (2 km), Kadappuram (2 km) and Kushal Nagar (2 km).
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels to stay include Hotel Landmark Vinayaka (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Bekal International (Tariff - Rs. 200 to Rs. 1495).
The local language in Kanhangad is Malayalam and Tulu. Other languages include Konkani, Tamil, Kannada and Beary.
Navrathri in September/October, KarthiPunav in November and Rath sapthami in February are the major festivals celebrated in Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana temple of Kanhangad.
Places of Interest
Places to visit include Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple, Hosdurg fort (1 km from Kanhangad), Bekal fort, Coorg, Ranipuram, Bekal (16 km), Swami Nithyananda Ashram (28 km), Cheruthazham (34 km), Ranipuram (37 km) and Talacauvery (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore located at 85 km from Kanhangad.
Kanhangad Rail Way Station (2 km) and Nileshwar Rail Way Station (7 km) are the nearest railway stations.
The NH 66 forms the road network from Talapady district connecting the major towns of Kasargod-Bekal-Kanhangad. Some of the best travel operators are Sugama Tourist, Kallada Travels and Safar Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.