The backwaters of Kozhikode are Unexplored,unspoiled, the backwaters of Kozhikode hold great promises of enchanting holiday options. Elathur , the
Canoil Canal and the Kallai river are favourite destinations for boating , Kadalundi with its beautiful bird sanctuary is a charming site. Korapuzha , the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam is fast becoming a populat watersport destination.The Kozhikode backwaters are a promise to the tourist; the promise of a holiday on historic lands, on serene waters, with a view of the plush blue green landscape and the exotic flora and fauna of the region.

The Kallai river are favorite haunts for boating. Kadalundi, with its beautiful bird sanctuary is a charming site. Kozhikode Backwaters is a stretch of lucid
cool waterways in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. Kozhikode is also known as Calicut or Calico which was a popular item of export. Spending days in
Kozhikode is rejuvenating to say the least, especially at the backwater destinations, connected through meandering inland lakes. You can have such an
unforgettable experience at the Kozhikode Backwaters in Kerala.

Location info:

Address:Kozhikode, Kerala, India
District: Kozhikode district
Nearest City:Chempukadave,Kodencheri, Thiruvambady, Thamarassery. Kappad,Kodenchery.
Best time to visit: Semptember to May.


The place is hot and humid, and temparature ranges from Summers: 36°-20° and Winters: 16°-32°C.



Interesting things to do:

Photography, Swimming, Fishing, Boating And Water Sports.

Interesting things to Visit:

Canolly Canal:

Its a place for boating . Canolly Canal is such a place as there are many opportunities in the Canolly Canal to take boat and just stroll down the canal for
enjoyment. Canolly Canal is especially very enjoyable during the sun set times when tourists stroll down the canal in the small local boats that give you a

Kozhikode Beach:

Hundred years old lighthouse and the two crumbling pier.

Dolphin's Point:

Just 15 minutes from the city centre is a place called Dolphin's Point, where one can see dolphins playing in the sea of an early morning.


Its an another place for boating, it a very beautiful town as it has a lake that borders it on one side and on the other side; Elathur is bordered by a river. Thus, this unique composition allows Elathur to be a very well sought out place that must be seen by travelers who come to India for its rich heritage.


Kappad see shore is famous because Vasco Da Gamma landed here in 1498 from Europe.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:

Kozhikode International Airport.

Nearest Airport:

Karipur International Airport and Cochin International is also near to this place.

Road Transport:

Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in Kerala, Kerala Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by an excellent road network. and It also connects highways like NH 17, NH 212.

Nearest Visiting places:


Kakkayam situated 45km away from Kozhikode is a perfect place for trekking and rock climbing. Nestled between the Southern Ghats, the place with lush greenery and abundant wild life, provides stunning views. The eye-catching Urakkuzhi (oorakuzhi) waterfall is the major attraction. The ideal time to visit this place is between November and April.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary:

This sanctuary is the home to about 100 species of resident and 60 species of migratory birds. The sanctuary is surrounded by hillocks and spreads over an area of 3 km at an altitude of 200m above sea level. The ideal season to visit this sanctuary is between December and April.


This unique museum houses the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala. A good library with books on Anthropology and Sociology is an added attraction.

Wayanad Ghats:

The green ghats enroute to Wayanad has nine hairpin bends, each turn taking one to a higher altitude offering a better view of the picturesque plains below. This route explored by a tribal was developed by the British .

Science Centre & Planetarium:

Calicut now acquires a place in the Planetarium map of the world. Regional science centre of Calicut is the place of a 250-seated Planetarium. This is also fitted with a sophisticated Zeiss projector.

Lokanarkavu Temple:

This temple, associated with the heroes and heroines of the Vadakkanpattu combines an arresting simplicity and a legendary aura. The candid murals and carvings here are a delight to art lovers.

Tali Temple:

Tali Temple is one of the oldest and the most ancient temples around. It is a very distinct temple, and its history goes all the way back to the times of the
Zamorin rule. IN general, Tali Temple is a Shiva Temple, and it results in many pilgrimages and visitors every year.


Beypore is one of the small villages on the coast of India in the district of Kozhikode. The Beypore used to be called Vaypura by the locals that lived there.
The small coastal village was named "Sultan Pattanam" by the famous Sultan Tipu. Beypore has a historical significance as it was one of the historic ports where trading commenced between the Middle East and Asia. Thus, Beypore Port was a very significant port in the history of the region.

Peruvannamuzhi Dam:

Peruvannamuzhi Dam is 60kms from Kozhikode, the Peruvannamuzhi dam site, set amide hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The reservoir hence provided facilities for speedboat and rowboat cruises. Inhabited islands, a bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Thiruvampadi Petrol Pump
SH 34, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Thamarashery Petrol Pump
NH212, Thamarrassary, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Thadambattuthazham petrol pump
Kappad - Thusharagiri - Adivaram road
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala.


Hotel Kadavu Resort
N.H.17 Calicut Bye Pass Road,
Calicut, 673632
Tel: 0483 2830023.

Hotel Asma Tower
SH 24, Kozhikode
Kerala 673004
Tel: 09847611275.

Hotel Alakapuri
MM Ali Road,
Kozhikode, Kerala
Tel: 0495 2723451.

Hotel Vinayaka
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Things to carry:

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Chevayur Police Station
A. R. Camp Road, Vellimadukunnu
Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala 673012.

Koduvally Police Station
NH212, Kozhikode, Kerala 673572.

Some police station number of Kozhikode District

Crime Stopper 495 2720090
Kozhikode Town PS 495 2366232
Chemmangad PS 495 2304178
Kozhikode Kasaba PS 495 2722286
Panniankara PS 495 2320860
Nallalam PS 495 2420643
Feroke PS 495 2402230
Beypore PS 495 2414002
Medical College PS 495 2357691
Mavoor PS 495 2483124
Nadakkavu PS 495 2766433
Elathur PS 495 2462045
Chevayur PS 495 2371403
Kunnamangalam PS 495 2200256
Vanitha PS 495 2724070

Nearest Hospital:

PVS Hospital
Railway Station Road
Kozhikode, Kerala
Tel: 0495 2705045

Baby Memorial Hospital
Kozhikode, Kerala
Tel: 0495 2723272

Kottaparambu Hospital
NH 17,Kozhikode, Kerala.

Ashoka Hospital
Bank Road, NH 17
Kozhikode, Kerala 673001
Tel: 0495 2721123

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Beypore Beach
Beypore Beach Located about 10 kms south of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, is Beypore beach,Kozhikode District, Beypore, is a beautiful expanse of vast land and turquoise blue sea. Nature will embrace you in its arms on the calm shore shores of this beach. The endless Arabian Sea laps at your feet as you stand on the soft sands watching the sunset. The Kozhikode Beypore Beach is a commercial center for ship building and has existed here for more than 1000 years. This boatyard is famous for making a distinctive ship vessel known as 'Uru'. The Beypore Beach in Kerala is a must visit if you want to enjoy the calm and tranquil environment as well as take a look at how the ancient business of ship business is thriving even today.....more
Kappad Beach
Kappad Beach is Located at a distance of 16 km from the Kozikode town, the Kappad beach is wrapped in a sheet of history. Uncover it to know that this was the land where the famous Portuguese sailor, Vasco da Gama set his feet in the year 1498 along with 170 men. This marked the beginning of a new era and new relationship between the Indians and the Portuguese which lasted for 4 to 5 centuries later.Kappad is where Vasco da Gama is believed to have landed in 1498 with 170 sailors. The beach is gentle and partly. For the ultimate beach experience, plan your holiday at the Kappad Beach Resort. Set amidst pleasant surroundings, the resort is the ideal place where one can combine relaxation with rejuvenating Ayurveda therapies.Kappad Beach Resort's circular restaurant specialises in the regional cuisine of North Malabar. Eat your fill of fresh seafood.....more
Chaliyar River
Chaliyar River is 10 kms south of Kozhikode town, Kerala.It is also popular as the Beypore river, can conveniently form a major river of the state. It boasts of its origination from the Ilambalari hills in Gudalur Taluk of the Nilagiri district in Tamil Nadu. Its important tributaries comprise of Chalipuzha, Punnapuzha, Pandiyar, Karimpuzha, Vadapurampuzha, Iringipuzha and Iruthilpuzha. It is an inter-state river covering an area of 2923 sq. kms, of which 2535 sq kms lie in Kerala. The length of this river is 169 kms. The river cascades merrily through Nilambur, Mambad, Edavanna, Areacode, Vazhakkad in Malappuram district and Feroke in Kozhikode district to join the Arabian Sea near Beypore. Thus the river gets the names Chaliyar and Beyporepuzha. Chaliyar and Feroke Bridge.....more
Kozhikode City
The Malabar coastal region and the third largest city in Kerala, Kozhikode formerly called Calicut, is situated on the northern part of the state. Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. During the Middle Ages, Calicut was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices.Having great cultural traditions and jargon of its own, the city is a major trading center for spices and tiles and sometimes known as the 'land of spices'. The name Kozhikode is derived from the words Koyil (palace) and Kodu ( fortified). The city found its place in world history when Portuguese navigator Vasco De Gama discovered this as a sea route to India in 1498. Kozhikode is know by various names; Arabs called it Kalikat and Chinese Kalifo. During the conquest of Malabar, Tippu Sulthan tried to change the name of the city to Ferozabad.....more
Pazhassiraja Museum
Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery is situated about 5 km from Kozhikode town at East Hill, Kozhikode district, north Kerala. It has been named after the famous Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Kottayam royal family. Pazhassiraja led the famous 'Pazhassi Revolt' against the East India Company during the 1700's. Pazhassiraja was nicknamed the Lion of Kerala and is also accredited with starting guerilla war in the hills of Wayanad to give a blow to the unbearable British rule. An absolute treasure trove for historians and connoisseurs of art, the Pazhassiraja Museum is located in the land of spices, which lured navigators from time immemorial. The Art Gallery adjacent to the museum displays the paintings of Kerala's esteemed artists, Raja Ravi Varma, whose works brought international repute to the State.....more
Kallayi River
The Kallai river has its origin from Cherukulathur village, Kozhikode District, Kerala and is connected to the Chaliyar on the south by a man-made canal. The river passes through Cherukulathur, Kovur, Olavanna, Manava and Kallai before finally joining the Arabian Sea at Kozhikode. The length of the river is 22 kms. and it has a drainage area of 96 sq. kms, it forms an important river taking into consideration the commercialization part. Kallai, situated on the banks of the river, is the core centre of timber trade Though small in size, the Kallai is one of the most important rivers in the entire State from the commercial point of view. Kallai, a main centre of timber trade, is situated on its banks.....more
Korapuzha River
Korapuzha River is one of the famous rivers of India and it is situated 16km from Kozhikode, this river is known for its cleanliness and pureness. This riveris filled with natural inhabitants and many other things. People love its stillness that calms the mood, mind and body.Korapuzha also known as Elathur River is a short river of 40 km , with a drainage area of 624 km .There is heavy boat traffic over the last 25 km of its course. It is formed by the confluence of two streams, Agalapuzha and Punnoorpuzha which originate in the mountains of Wayanad district. The Korapuzha empties into the Arabian Sea at Elathur. It forms part of the West Coast Inland Navigation System. The Korapuzha is generally considered as the boundary between the North Malabar and South Malabar in the erstwhile district of Malabar.....more
Kuttiyadi River
Kuttiadi river originates from Narikotta ranges in the Western Ghats, at an elevation of 1220 m above MSL and joins the Arabian Sea at Kottackal, after traversing 74 km across the State.This river flows through Vadakara, Koyilandy and Kozhikode taluks. It empties into the Arabian Seal at the historical kottakkal fort, 7 kms, South of Vadakara. This river has a length of 74kms.It passes through Oorakuzhi, Kuttiadyl, Tiruvallur, Muyipoth, Maniyur and Karuvancheri. A storage dam built across the Kuttiadi River at Peruvannamuzhi is the nearby attraction. And along with its tributaries it flows through an area of 583 sq.kms. The Onipuzha, the Thottilpalam puzha, the Kadiyangad puzha, the Vamathil puzha and the Madapalli puzha are the major tributaries of Murad river.....more
Lokanarkavu Bhagvathi Temple
Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple is situated at Memunda, around 5 km from Vadakara, Kozhikode district. The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. It also has two adjacent shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There are three rock cut caves in the temple premises which are artfully engraved with beautiful carvings and fascinating murals.Lokanarkavu is a short form of Lokamalayarkavu which means lokam made of mala, aaru and kavu. It is the official family temple of the five hundres Nagariks who had migrated to kerala and their successors.....more
Thusharagiri Waterfall
Thusharagiri Falls which is 50kms east of Kozhikode in Kerala is the best holiday destination of Thusharagiri, a small tribal village. Two streams originating from the verdant Western Ghats converge here to form the River Challipuzha. The gushing river diverges into three waterfalls, throwing up a fine snowy spray of water giving it a snowy effect. Thus the name ' ‘Thusharagiri', which means 'snowy peak'.Trekkers alert: Get an early morning start from the second waterfalls in the hills. The air is invigorating. Pick your way through the dense evergreen forests full of exotic birds and fauna and time your arrival to be at Vythiri by evening.If you are in the mood for some challenging trekking and rock-climbing through shallow streams, river paths and numerous waterfalls, head for this region. You see Nature here in all her glory......more