Kozhikode is a historic land in Kerala famous for its trade relations and spices. It is renowned for its multi-religious and multi-ethnic culture since the early medieval period. Many relics proclaim the historic importance of the land. Kozhikode is also famous for its exotic beaches. Kappad beach, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed in 1498, is a great place because of the natural charm and historical significance. This event effectively opened up a trade route between India and Europe.
Pazhassiraja museum portrays the life and story of the great ruler Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma and that of the land with the many archeological remains such as old paintings, antique bronzes, and so on. The famous Mananchira square, Mittayi Theruvu, Thikkotti lighthouse, Mishkkal mosque, Lokanarkavu temple, Muchundi Palli, and so on are great attractions in the land. Nature lovers can have a great time in exceptional places like the Sarovaram bio park, Peruvannamuzhi dam, Mananchira Lake, and the banks of the beautiful Kallai river. Thus a tour to Kerala will not be complete without a visit to the fabulous land of Kozhikode.