Things to do
City Highlights of Calicut
Calicut, also called Kozhikode, is located on the Malabar Coast in Kerala. Calicut is a flourishing trade and marketing center for pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc. Visit Mananchira Square, constructed around a huge tank (chira) fed by a natural spring; see the area around the tank partly converted into a park with landscaped gardens and a musical fountain; notice the arched entrance guarded by Tipu Sultan’s cannons; observe ethnic buildings around the Square with old-world charm. See ‘Calico’ work, a fine variety of handwoven cotton, believed to have originated here. Explore bustling markets. Many temples, mosques and churches dot the city.