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 panchayat town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Mulki was earlier known as Moolikapur. Located on the banks of the Shambhavi River, the town is well-connected to neighbouring regions. The National highway 17 (Now NH 66) passes through the heart of Mulki town. The townsfolk are known for their skilled craft and they mostly thrive on agriculture and fishing.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Mulki. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Adhidhan and Punaroor Tourist Home that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Immaculate Conception Church,Noor Masjid, Shafi Jumma Masjid and Sri Venkataramana Temple are all located within 2kms of the town bus stand.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport which is 22km from Mulki is the nearest airport to this place.
Mulki has its own Railway Station
The MulkiBus Stand has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sugama Tourists, Seabird Tourists and Ideal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.