Also known as Kohikode, Calicut is rich with cultural and historical attractions that offer a testimony to the past. Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time in Kappad and that is why this location holds an extreme importance and there is a small stone monument at the beach to commemorate that event. You can also visit the Pazhassirajah Museum which is located on the East Hill and exhibits mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, and megalithic structures for historic interest. There are two crumbling piers which are more than hundred years old, and still stand at Kozhikode beach and are of much interest to the visitors who wish to see something historic in the city. The most beautiful of the historic attractions here is Mananchira, which was the palace tank of King Mana Vikrama. Today, it has been converted into a traditional architectural splendor with carpeted green grass, flanked by stunning buildings. You can relax here and enjoy the rhythms of its musical fountain.
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The Kappad Beach is a rock-studded beach which is among the famous beaches in Kerela. It also is historically significant as it is mentioned in history and geography texts as the gateway to Malabar Coast. However, more importantly, it served as the landing place for Vasco da Gama and his troop of 170 men.
In memory of that historic day, only a smal...
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Beypore Beach, South of Kozhikode Centre, Kozhikode, Kerala, 673304, IndiaSouth of Kozhikode Centre, Kozhikode, India
Beypore beach is a famous destination for tourists and historians. The beach is situated close to the mouth of the river Chaliyar around 10 kilometers away from Kozhikode in Kerala. Historically, Beypore was an important trade port and maritime center. In fact, the port was busy as it was then at the center of trade and transactions of the Arabian ...
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Tali Temple, Markazudaawa, Palayam, Kozhikode, Kerala 673002, India
05:00 am - 09:00 pm
The Tali Temple is among the famous tourist attractions in Kozhikode and is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year. The temple was constructed in the 14th century by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin, within the grounds of his palace complex. Annually, the temple complex bustles with activity as it also serves as the venue of Revathy Patt...
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Convent Road, Mananchira, Kozhikode, Kerala 673032
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Mother of God Church is located close to Beach Road and is more popularly and locally known as Valiyapally. The church is strategically located near the Beach Road making it an oft visited attraction. The church serves as the main center of worship for the Roman Catholic congregation in Malabar.
The history of the church dates back to 1513, whi...
The Stone Memorial for Vasco de Gama stands tall in honor of the Portugese explorer who landed on Indian soil in 1498 at Kappad Beach along with 170 Portugese sailors.
The inscription on the stone memorial reads: "Vasco DA Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498." He is deserving of such an honor as his expeditions paved the way for a sea r...