There are a number of places to see near Kozhikode. Not only in Calicut, but also around the city, there are many such places that are definitely worth a visit. Tourists should go on excursions from Calicut to view things that they wouldn’t get to see on a normal tour around the place. Excursions give you a chance to explore a place from much proximity and in a more personal way. Also, you get to explore the life on the countryside. So read on further to know more about Calicut excursions.
The Beypore beach in Beypore is located around 11 kilometers from this place and is a commercial center also. The beach is famous for its ship-building center and has remained one for centuries. The Arabs still prefer to come to Beypore for buying large boats and ships. This place is famous for its ancient style of martial arts known as ‘Kalaripayattu’. Beypore beach is a great place to be visited as a part of excursions from Calicut.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi bird sanctuary is located around 19 kilometers from Kozhikode. This sanctuary houses a variety of native birds. During the migrating season one can find over 50 species of migratory birds flocking over here in large numbers.
Kappad beach is a beach that has much historical significance. Vasco da Gama landed on this beach on the 27th of May, hence finding a sea route to India. The beach is well maintained and worth the visit.
Lakkidi is a beautiful hill-station that is located at the top of Thamaraserri Ghat pass, which is 700 meters above sea level. The beautiful hill station is covered with lush green forests and the softly cascading streams here and there give it the typical paradise look.
The Lokanarkavu Bhagavati Temple is a temple that is dedicated to Goddess Durga. There are two adjacent shrines that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The temple is often mentioned in the traditional ballads of Kerala.
The Thikkoti lighthouse is located off the Moodadi coast. This lighthouse was constructed after a shipwreck took place due to the “Velliyamkallu”, a huge boulder that is dreaded by sailors. The area around this rock is a resting point for migratory birds.
The Thusharagiri waterfalls are nestled cozily in the hilly regions of the Western Ghats. The gurgling waters that cascade down the mountains present a very picturesque scene and is an deal place to relax and unwind.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is located adjoining the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipore. This sanctuary was established in 1973 and is home to many species of birds and animals.