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About Kozikhode

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Temples & Religious Places

1. Thali Temple
Address: Bridgestone Apartments, Samooham Road, Palayam, Kozhikode, Kerala 673002
Phone: 0495 270 3610

It is a wonderful temple built in typical Kerala style. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.

Thalikkunu Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temples of Malabar. This temple has been attacked many times. Currently the Temple is under His Highness Zamorin of Calicut. Thali, Thiruvannur, Varackal, Puthur, Govindapuram etc. are other important temples in the town of Kozhikode as well as those nearby were completely destroyed as a result of Tipu’s military operations.

2. Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple
Address: Beypore Rd, Meenchanda, Kozhikode, Kerala 673018
Phone: 0495 232 5695

This great Temple of Lord Krishna was constructed none other than the great King of Zamorin who was the ruler of Kozhikode during 1400-1500. Here there is a pond is which is about 4-5 acres. People feed and offer the Prasadam and foods to the fishes in the Pond.

3. Varakkal Devi Temple
Varakkal Devi Temple is one of the famous Devi temples in Kozhikode Dt of Kerala. The main deity of the temple is Durga Devi (Bhagawathy). The temple also has sub deities of Ganapati, Dakshinamoorthy and Sree Ayyappan.

The temple is located on a hilltop near to West Hill, Kozhikode near west hill railway station.

4. Sree Kanteshwara Temple
Address: Sreekandeswara Building, SK Temple Rd, Stadium Road, Mavoor Rd, Tazhekkod, Kozhikode, Kerala 673004
Phone: 0495 272 2681

From the ancient time, thousands of years back, a great temple famous for it’s royal heritage in keeping the customs and divine rituals, existed here. The temple was very prosperous and well supported by a cultured human race , famous ascetics , ‘yatheeswaras’, royal families,and many politically, economically and socially prominent personalities. May be this led Sreenarayana Guru,with his clairvoyance, to choose this land to construct the temple.

5. Azhakodi Devi Temple
Address: Azhakodi Nagar, Thiruthiyad, Kozhikode, Kerala 673004
Phone: 0495 277 1370

The temple and the Kalayana Mandapom (Azhakodi Devi Mandiram) are administered by the Malabar Devaswom Board.The most ancient and historically renowned temple “Azhakodi Devi Mahashekthram”, has its deity in the form of “Bhadrakali” in a calm disposition. The temple consists of seven maternal incarnation-brahamani, maheshwari, kowmari, vaishanavi, vaarahi, indarni and chamundi. A sivalinga is also present.


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Crops

Cash Crops like coconut, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, areca nut, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon etc. and food crops paddy tapioca etc. gives the agricultural sector of Kerala a distinct flavour. The agro climatic conditions in Kerala suite the cultivation of a variety of seasonal and perennial crops

Offices & Industries

Cyberpark, is a Government of Kerala organisation planned to build, operate and manage IT parks for the promotion and development of investment in IT and ITES industries in Malabar region of Kerala and will be the third IT hub in the state of Kerala.The two IT park will create a total 100,000(100000) direct job opportunities.

It is in the process of setting up IT parks at Kozhikode, at the SEZs approved at Kannur and Kasargod. Its first project is the development of Cyberpark hub in Kozhikode with its spokes at Kannur and Kazargode IT parks. Other planned projects include the Birla IT park (at Mavoor) and Malaysian satellite city (at Kinaloor) where KINFRA has plans to set up a 400-acre (1.6 km2) industrial park.

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Schools

1. Al Haramain English School
Address: PO EDAKKAD, Kunduparamba Road, Puthiyangadi, Kozhikode, Kerala 673005
Phone: 0495 239 0111

2. Little Daffodils School
Address: West Hill, Kozhikode, Kerala 673005
Phone: 0495 238 0230

3. Silver Hills Higher Secondary School
Address: Kozhikode District, Marikkunnu, Kerala 673012
Phone: 0495 237 0615

4. St. Joseph’s Anglo-Indian Girls’ Higher Secondary School
Address: Convent Road, Kozhikode, Kerala 673032
Phone: 0495 236 6932

5.Sree Gokulam Public School
Address: Kommeri Bypass Road, Govindapur, Kozhikode, Kerala
Phone: 0495 274 4088


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Colleges

Colleges-
1. Government Arts & Science College, Kozhikode
Address: Calicut Rd, Meenchanda, District Kozhikode, Kozhikode, Kerala 673018
Phone: 0495 232 0694

2. Providence Women’s College
Address: Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala 673009
Phone: 0495 237 1696

3. Malabar Christian College
Address: Malabar Christian College, Kannur Rd, Vellayil, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001, MCC Cross Rd, Kozhikode, Kerala 673004
Phone: 0495 276 5679

4. Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College
Address: GA College PO.,, Guruvayurappan College Rd, Pokkunnu, Kozhikode, Kerala 673014
Phone: 0495 233 1516

5. AWH Special College
Address: Payyanakkal, Near Kallai Railway Station, Kozhikode, Kerala 673003
Phone: 0495 232 3526


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Festivals

1. Attukal Pongala
Attukal Pongala is the largest annual gathering of women in the world for a religious purpose. Women devotees take over footpaths, courtyards and empty spaces within an eight-km radius of the temple on Pongala day.

2. Onam
The weeklong celebration comes to an end with a massive cultural procession from Kowdiar palace to East Fort. Around 100 floats participate every year along with beautifully caparisoned elephants and traditional art forms. It’s one thing you don’t want to miss.

3. Malabar Mohotsav
Celebrated by the tourism department, it is the largest fest in the area. It is a five day event with events that representthe arts and music of the area.
Mahavishnu Festival: A huge procession with percussion music and elephants is the attraction of this festival. Many cultural events happen too

4. Kathakali festival
It is a classical dance festival in Calicut. Although not an annual festival, it is on its verge of becoming a regular event in the calendar – so including it in your vacation planner shouldn’t be hard.

5. Christmas
Christmas is the other festival of this part of the country and Trivandrum wears a colorful look during this time of the year.


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Places Around

1. Indian Business Museum
The Indian Business Museum is located in the city of Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala, India. It was open in 2013 and is dedicated to showcasing the rich traditions of Indian Business. The museum intends to collect, consolidate, and conserve the rich business history of India.

The museum also seeks to inspire and ignite business entrepreneurship among the youth.

2. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary lies in the Malappuram District of the state of Kerala in India. It spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea.
Over a hundred species of native birds have been recorded in the sanctuary, including about 60 species of migratory birds which visit seasonally; these include terns, gulls, herons, sandpipers and cormorants. Notable species are whimbrels and brahminy kites. The sanctuary is well known for a wide variety of fish, mussels and crabs.

3. Kozhikode Beach
Kozhikode Beach is a beach on the western side of Kozhikode, situated on the Malabar Coast of India. The beach is accessible through four road overbridges in the city. The beach has paved stones and illumination. There is one Lions Park for the children and an acquarium. Kozhikode beach has always been a prominent place for conducting public meetings. The beach road was renamed ‘Gandhi Road’ in 1934 after Gandhi visited Calicut in 1934.

4. Mishkal Mosque
The mosque, one of the oldest in Malabar, is an important cultural, historical and architectural monument in Kerala.

The mosque was built by a rich Arab merchant, Nakhooda Mishkal, in the 14th century. It is named “Mishkal Mosque” after him.


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Transportation
Rail

The history of railways in Malabar dates back to 1861 when the first tracks were laid between Tirur and Beypore. Kozhikode railway station is the only A1 railway station in Palakkad railway division and it is situated in the Shoranur-Mangalore section.

Today, Kozhikode is well connected by rail to cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kollam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Katpadi, Vellore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kannur, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

Thiruvananthapuram Central is the major railway station serving the city. It falls under the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and is the headquarter of the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division.

Air

Calicut International Airport is 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the city at Karipur . Regular domestic services are operated to major Indian cities. There are frequent international flights to the Middle eastern air hubs like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Salalah, Muscat, Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha and to domestic hubs Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Major Roads

SH 28 is the Kerala section of highway connecting Kozhikode and Gudalur near Ooty. The highway is 103.6 kilometres (64.4 mi) long. It passes through important towns like Manjeri and Nilambur.
SH 29 passes through the city. It connects NH 212, Malabar Christian College, civil station, Kunnamangalam and also Padanilam, Thamarassery, Chellot, Chitragiri and Road to Gudallor from Kerala border.
SH 54 is connecting city and Kalpetta. The highway is 99.0 kilometres (61.5 mi) long. The highway passes through Pavangad, Kozhikode, Ulliyeri, Perambra, Poozhithodu, Peruvannamuzhi and Padinjarethara. SH 68 starts from Kappad and ends in Adivaram. The highway is 68.11 kilometres (42.32 mi) long.
SH 34 starts from Koyilandy and ends in Edavanna. The highway is 44.0 km long.


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Facts

1. Vasco da Gama landed in Calicut on 20 May 1498 .
2. Calicut airports international terminal is ever busy with the people coming and going to middle east all the time. Migration to Gulf for jobs started way back in 1970 during gulf boom and it still continues. And gulf remittance is still one of the source of income in Calicut.
3. Kozhikode is also going to be the first city in Kerala to have a mono rail transporting system.

Rail will cover from Meenchanda to Ramanattukara with a distance of 23 km.The total cost of the project will be Inr 33.09 crore.
4. The KSRTC bus terminal which is under construction is the biggest bus terminal in Kerala and it is situated in the heart of Calicut. The main building consists of two towers with spaces for offices, restaurants and shops. Having a whopping 30,000 square metre of commercial space. It is a 12 storey building .
5. Dr. Verghese Kurein was the person who played an outstanding role in the development of Amul and he is from Calicut. He was known as the ‘Father of the white revolution’ in India.

6. One of the most famous and historically important temple in Calicut with Durga devi as Deity. It is believed to built 1500 years before. Lokanarkavu Temple or Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple is situated at Memunda, about 5 km from Vadakara (or Badagara) in Kozhikode district of Kerala.Historical character Thacholi Othenan was true follower of Loknarkavil Amma.


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Important Contact Nos.

Police Control Room- 100
Fire Brigade- 101
Ambulance- 102

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