Kozhikode BeachThe Kozhikode Beach, the place that witnessed Vasco Da Gama land in India in his search, has various historic sites that stand witness to the importance of this beach in history as a key center for shipping and trading.
The natural beauty and the charming ambience of the beach, relaxes you from within, making it a favorite tourist spot.
History of Kozhikode BeachKozhikode, known to be the most important part of the Malabars in the past, was the capital when the place was ruled by the almighty Zamorins, making this place an indispensible center for trade and commerce.
The Lighthouse and the Piers – More than a century old, the lighthouse and the piers that stand at the center of the sea, are an important landmark of the beach as a prominent ancient center for shipping and trading.
The Sunset and The Lions Park – While the beach gives a chance to view the beautiful sunsets for the couples and the adults, the children can enjoy at the Lions Park and The Marine Water Aquarium.
Being a theme park, the Lions Park provides complete entertainment for the children and parents, alike. The aquarium is open from 8 am in the morning till 8 pm at night.
Activities at Kozhikode Beach
You are at the right place if you love sea food. While enjoying the sunset, you can munch on the seafood available there, kallumekaya (mussels), being the most popular.
Good if you love dolphins. A walk on the beach at early sunrise, will give you a chance to see the dolphins playing at the Dolphins point.
How to Reach Kozhikode BeachNearest railway station: Kozhikode Railway Station which is about 3 kms. From the railway station, head in the north from the railway station 4th platform road towards the old railway overbridge. When you reach the tea store and the milma booth, turn left onto the Big Bazaar. When you pass by the Taj Agencies on the right, take a right onto the Beach road. Once you pass the park on the left, you will the beach on the left.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport which is about 29 km distant. From the airport, move in the west on the International Terminal road, and then turn right onto the Calicut Airport road. When you pass by the Indian Coffee House on the left, continue moving on the Kozhikode-Ferokh-Palakkad highway. When you pass by the HP Petrol Pump on the right, take the third exit at the Ramanattukara-Bypass circle. On the partial toll road, go through the first roundabout, and then turn left onto the Mavoor road.
Then again, go through the first roundabout; as you pass the Union Bank of India, take left at Dealer of Office Equipments Video Conference Photocopiers DGS&D onto the Edapally-Panvel highway. When you pass by the Ashoka Hospital on the left, turn right at G-Tec junction onto the CH Flyover. You will find the G-Tec on the left, then turn slight right onto the CH flyover, continue onto the Red Cross road. When you pass the Beach Hospital on the right, turn right onto the Beach road, pass by the park on the left, and you find the beach on your left.
Local transport in the form of auto-rickshaws, buses, and cabs, are easily available at affordable rates.
Best Time to VisitThe beach is open for all without having time constraints, most favorable time being the period from September To May.
Where to StayHaving tourism at its heart, the city has many hotels to suit anyone and everyone. Below is the partial list of hotels nearest to the beach.
Taluk Road, Puthiyara
Kozhikkode, Kerala 673004
Tariff: 1100 INR onwards
Ph: (+91) 495 2723101
Hotel De Grand Malabar
Opp. Moffusil Bus Stand
Rajaji Road, Kozhikode
Tariff: 1800 INR onwards
Ph: (+91) 495 2725587