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Kozhikode- A Colonial City of Trade and Tourism

An Introduction to the City

Kozhikode also known as Calicut has been ranked as the 2nd best city to live in the country.  The city is adorned with hillocks, parks, beautiful beaches, sanctuaries, serene lakes, churches, beautiful temples, rivers, sculptures, wildlife and lots more. It is a prominent trade center in Kerala. Kozhikode’s land is marshy and that is why the city is known as ‘Chullikkad’ meaning ‘shrubby jungle’.

Kozhikode is known as the ‘Center of Malabar’, the land of festivals and spices. It attracts traders from all over the world for spices, coconut, cashews, and fruits. Kozhikode attained a position of supremacy in trade of spices (especially pepper) since the 13th century.


Kozhikode is a historical town with a hoary past. The political history of Kozhikode is a story of ill-conceived and treacherous conspiracies hatched by the Western powers.Kozhikode was the first place in India where Vasco-De-Gama landed.

The history of the city as an administration begins in January 1957 when the states of Indian union were reorganized on the basis of linguistic in November 1956. However the Malabar district was found to be too unwieldy for administrative purposes and consequently, the government of the state ordered the formation of 3 districts. On 1st January 1956, Kozhikode came into existence consisting of 5 talukas- Koyilandy, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Tirur, and Ernad. The district now consists of 1 revenue division, 3 talukas, 12 blocks, 77 panchayats, and 117 villages.

Geographical Location of Kozhikode

Kozhikode is located at a very low elevation of 29 feet (9 meters), all the way along the western coast. The geographical coordinates of the city is 11.25o north latitude and 75.77o east longitude. The city is just 255 miles (410 kilometers) north to Thiruvananthapuram. The Sahyadri Mountains is to the east of the city and Lakshadweep Sea is to the left. Korapuzha river is 40 kilometers long and runs through the city.

Climate of the City

Kozhikode experiences tropical monsoon climate. The average rainfall is 3266 mm. The main months of South-West monsoons are from June to September whereas October and November is the month of North-East monsoon. The weather gets clement from December until the end of February with crispy air and clear skies. March, April, and May remains hottest. Some monsoon shower hits the city in April.

Demographics, People, and Culture of Kozhikode

Population of the city as per 2011 census is 3,086,293 of which  1,470,942 are male  and 1,615,351 are females.

The average literacy rate of Kozhikode district is 96.53 %. Male average literacy rate is 97.71 % whereas the female average literacy rate is 95.47 %.

Kozhikode is very rich in culture and heritage. Main festivals celebrated in the city are Malabar Mahotsavam, Jalotsavam, and Malabar Pepper Fest.


Kozhikode is the very important commercial city of Kerala. A large number of people are indulged in animal husbandry and agricultural practices. Major industries present around Kozhikode include fishing and dairy development.

Kozhikode has become one of the largest non-leather footwear manufacturing hubs in India. The city has two Cyber Parks to promote the investment in IT and ITES. 

Transport System in Kozhikode

Transportation in the city is best-in-class. You can reach this city by rail, road, air, and sea. Within the city, you’ll find local buses, taxis, auto rickshaws, rentals cars etc.Some national and state highways connect the district with other major cities and neighboring states. These are:


Karipur Airport or Calicut International Airport is about 28 kilometers from the main city center. Flights to the Middle East and to other Indian cities are operated from here.


Calicut railway station has links to all the major cities, destinations and tourist centers in India.


Kozhikode is well connected by roads with all major cities in India. KSRTC Bus Stand Kozhikode is the biggest bus stand in Kerala. It is a major shopping complex in the city as well.


Kozhikode is one of those few cities that can be reached by water. Ferry services are quite popular in the city and connect several locations. The Kerala State Water Transport Department provides the facilities for the operation of ferries for tourists and passengers. The coastal and foreign trade is open in Beypore, Badagara, and Kozhikode ports.

Kozhikode and Sports

Kozhikode is known as the 2nd Mecca of football in India after Kolkata. Other popular sports in the city are cricket, volleyball, basketball, and badminton. Many international football matches were hosted by EMS Stadium in the past. Famous footballers like Muhamad Najeeb, K.P. Sethu Madhavan, M Prasannan, Sudheer, Premnath and Olympian footballer, T. Abdul Rahman are from Kozhikode.

PT Usha, the greatest Indian sprinter hails from Kozhikode. Other sports personalities include Premnath Phillips, Jimmy George, and Tom Joseph.  

For the promotion of sports in the country with the main focus on football, the Sports and Education Promotion Trust (SEPT) was established in 2004. The trust has set up 50 football nurseries in 13 districts of Kerala including Kozhikode.

Some famous stadiums and grounds in Kozhikode are -

  1. EMS Corporation Stadium
  2. Kozhikode Corporation Stadium
  3. Calicut Medical College Stadium
  4. Puthiyappa Stadium

Prominent Marketplaces in Kozhikode

Once in Kozhikode, you would definitely want to get something to remind of this beautiful city. ‘SM Street’ is renowned for its colorful and delicious halwa. Another all-time favorite is Kozhikode’s banana chips.

Some of the Famous Markets of Kozhikode

  1. S M Street
  2. Beypore Market
  3. Spice Market
  4. Wholesale Market of Court Road
  5. Vilangakunnu Village for Coffee
  6. SM Cross Road Market
  7. Colour Bar
  8. Ladies Park
  9. Town Hall Road

Shopping Malls in the City

  1. Focus Mall
  2. Landhsip Mall
  3. Emerald Mall
  4. City Mall
  5. Max Mall
  6. Ravi Pillai Mall
  7. Mall of Joy
  8. Hi-Lite Mall
  9. Lulu Mall
  10. Gokulam Galleria
  11. Marina Mall
  12. Blue Diamond Mall
  13. Sky Tower Shopping Mall

Places of Tourist Interest in Kozhikode

Kozhikode is heaven for the tourists. It is one of the cities that attract the most number of visitors every year. The city has marvelous heritage on display including beautiful temples, mosques, palaces, museums etc.

The famous tourist places to visit in Kozhikode are mentioned here:

  1. Backwaters
  2. Kappad Beach
  3. Kozhikode Beach
  4. Thikkoti Light House
  5. Beypore Beach
  6. Art Gallery
  7. Kadalundi Art Sanctuary
  8. Elathur
  9. Conolly Canal
  10. Kozhippara Falls
  11. Thusharagiri Falls
  12. Vellari Mala
  13. Peruvannamuzhi Dam
  14. Payyoli
  15. Kakkayam
  16. Krishna Menon Museum
  17. Pazhassiraja Museum
  18. Lion’s Park
  19. Manachira Square
  20. Tali Temple
  21. Juma Masjid
  22. Mishkal Palli Mosque
  23. Muchundi Palli
  24. Matri Dei Cathedral
  25. Kalipoyika
  26. Sandbanks

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities in Kozhikode

Kozhikode offers top class healthcare facilities. The city has several supers specialty and multispecialty hospitals.

List of Hospitals

  1. Alphonsa Hospital
  2. A M Hospital
  3. Asha Hospital
  4. Ashoka Hospital
  5. Baby Memorial Hospital
  6. Ceeyam Hospital
  7. Chest Hospital
  8. Dr. Jamals Heleema Mailanch Hospital
  9. Emjay Hospital
  10. Fathima Hospital
  11. Holy Cross Hospital
  12. Iqra International Hospital and Research
  13. K M C T Hospital
  14. Lisa Hospital
  15. Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Center
  16. Naduvannur Metro Hospital
  17. Mother Mary Hospital Thamarassery
  18. M P C Hospital
  19. Nalanda Hospital
  20. Nalanda Hospital 2
  21. Nandi Speciality Hospital
  22. National Hospital
  23. Red Crescent Hospital
  24. Sarada Hospital
  25. St. Joseph's Hospital
  26. TMH Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
  27. Valley View Hospital
  28. Visakha Institute Of Medical Science
  29. Eye Care Hospital
  30. Malabar Eye Hospital
  31. St. George Eye Hospital
  32. Vasan Eye Care
  33. Comtrust Charitable Trust Eye Hospital
  34. Metro International Cardiac Centre
  35. KHIRC, KMCT Heart Institute & Research Centre
  36. Malabar Hospital and Urology Centre
  37. Ahammed Kutty Haji Memorial N. C. Hospital
  38. National Hospital
  39. Malabar Institute of Medical Science
  40. Baby Memorial Hospital
  41. Holy Cross Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
  42. Calicut Hospital and Nursing Home
  43. Nirmala Hospital and Nursing College
  44. Ayurvedic Hospital

Education in Kozhikode

Kozhikode has premium educational institutes that offer world class education.

List of Top Schools in Kozhikode

  1. Chinmaya Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School
  2. IndiaSpring Valley School
  3. IndiaSirajul Huda English Medium School
  4. St Meeras Public School
  5. Vadi Husna Public School
  6. Veda Vyasa Vidyalayam
  7. Al Haramain English School
  8. Al-Irshad Central School
  9. Alphonsa Eng Medium School Kozhikode
  10. Amrita Vidyalayam Amritamayi Nagar
  11. Amrita Vidyalayam Peruvathur
  12. Amrita Vidyalayam Vatakara Puthur
  13. Apex Public School
  14. Bee Line Public School
  15. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School

List of Top Colleges in Kozhikode

  1. IIM (Indian Institute of Management)
  2. University of Calicut
  3. NIT (National Institute of Technology)
  4. NIRDESH (National Institute of Research and Development in Defence Shipping)
  5. IISR (Indian Institute of Spices Research)
  6. NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology)
  7. FDDI (Footwear Design and Development Institute)
  8. ZSI's (Zoological Survey of India)
  9. National Institute of Communicable Diseases
  10. Kerala School of Mathematics
  11. St. Joseph’s College
  12. K.M.C.T College of Engineering
  13. Farook Institute of Management Studies (FIMS)
  14. Department of Commerce & Management Studies University of Calicut
  15. Medical College, Kozhikode
  16. National College of Pharmacy

Employment Opportunities in Kozhikode

Kozhikode is home to some notable private and government sector units. such as

Some of the prominent private and governments organizations are mentioned here:

Public Sector Units in Kozhikode

  1. Steel Complex, Cheruvannur
  2. Govt. Wood Workshop, Puthiyara
  3. Kerala State Industrial Enterprises Limited (KSIE)
  4. SAIL-SCL Kerala Limited
  5. Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation

Private Sector Units in Kozhikode

  2. RUNBOOK India Development Center
  3. IPSR Solutions Ltd.
  4. Mentor Performance Rating Pvt. Ltd
  5. Acodez IT Solutions
  6. M 2 H
  8. Vishwausa
  9. Bititude
  10. VIZRU
  11. Beacon Infotech
  12. ICT Academy of Kerala
  13. Kerala Startup Mission
  14. Diligenz
  15. Fortis IT
  16. ACODEZ
  17. Esynergy Software Technologies

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