Calicut is a place full of vibrance and life, enriched with a well deep rooted history and culture of its own. It marked a prominent place in the world history and became widely known post discovery of a sea route to India in 1948 by the Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama. His historical landing at the Kappad sea shore with three vessels and 170 men has been commemorated with a monument.
People from different states and countries flock into Calicut, as it's one amongst most fast paced developing business and tourism metro. Calicut, a prominent trade and commerce center in the Malabar region, was once the ruling capital of the powerful Zamorins and continues to be a centre of flourishing domestic and international trade. Calicut is also a well renowned educational destination with the presence of Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology, Calicut University, etc.
Its contribution to the all round development of the district in trade, commerce and economic development over the years is spectacular. Calicut city is the marketing centre luring the traders for commodities like pepper, coconut, tea, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc., produced in Kozhikode and the neighboring districts of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur. To add on, Calicut owns a wide variety of mouth watering Malabari delicacies to itself. To name a few Calicut Halva, Banana Chips and Biriyani is something that no taste buds would ever want to miss.
Basking in the picturesque riviera of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district with the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make Kozhikode a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience to fascinate and entice a visitor.