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 in the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu, Nagoreis renowned for the NagoreDargah, a revered place of all faiths.A five centuries old Islamic shrine, NagoreDargah attracts millions of pilgrims irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Situated along the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Nagore also houses the centuries old Hindu shrine that is maintained by the fishermen.
Budget Hotels in Nagore
There are a good number of hotels in Nagore. Tourists visiting the place can stay at T.T.D.C. Hotel (tariff –Rs. 400 onwards) and Hanifa Lodge (tariff –Rs. 300 onwards).
Tamil is the local language here.
Events in Nagore
The popular Kandhuriis a 14 day annual event celebrated during the urs (death anniversary) of the saint. The festival season in Nagore occurs during the month of May.
Places to See in Nagore
The NagoreDargah in the heart of town and the Seeralamman temple (1km) are places to visit here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Thanjavur (82kms)
Nagorehas its own railway station
NagoreBus Stop runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like JRS Travels and MJT Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.