Kozhikode the City of Sculptures

Kozhikode  the City of Sculptures



Kozhikode the City of Sculptures

Posted by: Mahendra Venkatesh

Kozhikode - the City of Sculptures

Kozhikode is a city in the state of Kerala in India. It is the third largest city in the state and was previously known as Calicut. It earned the nickname “City of Spices” for its role as a major trading port for a wide variety of eastern spices. Kozhikode has a long history of the spice trade, first with Arab merchants, and then with European countries. Kozhikode was more recently nicknamed “City of Sculptures” for a large number of architectural sculptures throughout the city. Kozhikode has a long list of attractions, such as Kozhikode Beach, Veliyangadi (big bazaar), Mananchira, S.M. Street, Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Sarovaram Biopark, Tali Siva Temple, Mishkal Mosque, Panniyankara Bhagavati Temple, Beypore Siva Temple, and Thiruvannur Siva Temple

Here are some of the top places to visit in Kozhikode

1. Mananchira Square
2. Kozhikode Beach
3. Beypore Beach
4. Thali Temple
5. Mishkal Masjid / Kuttichira Mosque
6. Thiruvambadi
7. Kirtads
8. Mannur Temple
9. Valayanad Temple
10. Krishna Menon Museum & Art Gallery

Things to do in Kozhikode

1. Explore the backwaters of Kozhikode
2. Visit the ancient Thikkodi lighthouse
3. Visit the quiet Kappad beach
4. Trip to the ancient and yet modern 'Big market' Veliyangadi
5. Visit the ancient pond at Mananchira