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Exploring the Hidden Gem: All about Kozhikode District

Exploring the Hidden Gem: All about Kozhikode District

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Kerala, the enchanting district of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its pristine beaches, lush green hills, and historical significance, Kozhikode attracts travellers from far and wide. In this blog, we will take you on a virtual tour of this mesmerising district and unravel its hidden gems, starting with the charming Vayalada Valley View Resort, the perfect base to explore the wonders of exploring all

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Rich Cultural Heritage

Kozhikode district has a rich cultural heritage dating back centuries. It was a major trade hub during the mediaeval era and played a significant role in the spice trade with Arab and European merchants. The district was the landing point of the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, which opened up a new chapter in the history of India's maritime trade.

Historic Landmarks

Exploring Kozhikode means stepping into a world of historical landmarks. One of the must-visit sites is the iconic Kappad Beach, where Vasco da Gama first set foot on Indian soil. History enthusiasts can also visit the Pazhassiraja Museum, housed in a beautiful colonial building, which showcases a remarkable collection of ancient artefacts and relics.

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Serene Beaches

Kozhikode district boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Kerala. The serene Kozhikode Beach is an ideal spot for leisurely strolls and breathtaking sunsets. Payyoli Beach, known for its pristine beauty and the opportunity to spot endangered Olive Ridley turtles during their nesting season, is a nature lover's paradise.

Verdant Hill Stations

For those seeking a respite from the heat and hustle of the city, Kozhikode district offers tranquil hill stations. Vythiri, located in the Wayanad district adjacent to Kozhikode, is a popular destination known for its lush greenery, gushing waterfalls, and spice plantations. The mist-covered peaks and dense forests of these hill stations provide a refreshing retreat for nature enthusiasts.

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Exquisite Cuisine

No visit to Kozhikode is complete without savouring its delectable cuisine. The district is renowned for its unique Malabar cuisine, which offers a tantalising blend of flavours influenced by Arab, Dutch, and Portuguese culinary traditions. Don't miss the lip-smacking biryanis, fluffy appams, and delectable seafood delicacies that will leave your taste buds yearning for more only at the Luxury resort in Kozhikode.

Backwaters and Wildlife

Kozhikode is blessed with serene backwaters that meander through lush green landscapes. A leisurely houseboat cruise along the backwaters of Elathur or Kallayi will offer a glimpse into the unhurried rural life of the region. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, home to a diverse range of migratory and resident bird species.

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