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.
Kuttippuram, a town in Kerala’s Malappuram district, lies on the banks of River Bharathapuzha. The Edapally-Panvel Highway and Tirur-Kuttippuram Road passes through this town. This town is well connected by roadways and railways. Kuttippuram is situated on the border of Malappuram and Palakkad. There are numerous tourist attractions around Kuttippuram worth visiting such as temples, churches, mosques and beaches.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kuttippuram. Valanchery, which is about 8 km away from Kuttippuram, offers budget hotels. These hotels are Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.954), Hotel KR Residency (Tariff – Rs.423) and Royal Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.452).
The language spoken in Kuttippuram is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kuttippuram are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kuttippuram has many tourist attractions in and around the town. Some of these places are Nilayoram Park and Mallur Shiva Parvathi Temple and Mini Pampa, a kilometer away from the town, Ponnani Harbor (18 km), Padinharekara Azhimukham Beach (23 km) and Ponnani Juma Masjid (19 km) away from Kuttippuram.
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, being 49 km away from Kuttippuram.
Kuttippuram Railway Station is situated within 220-m from the main town center and connects Shoranur and Kozhikode.
Kuttippuram is well connected by state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Kallada Travels and Shama Sardar Travels that run comfortable Volvo buses from Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore to Kuttippuram. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.