KOZHIKODE: Gateway to the Europe
Valiyangadi – The ‘big bazaar’ is widely known for its trade of fresh spices, and handicrafts. The trade hub was a strong attraction of merchants across China, Italy, Arab kingdoms and other lands in the 15th century.
Kappad beach – The beach marks a landmark position in the district with its historical importance as the landing place of the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama in 1498. The enrapturing formation of rocks on all its sides, along with the coconut groves and long stretches makes the beach the most beautiful.
S.M.Street – Also known as mittayitheruvu or sweet meat(halwa) street, is an important commercial street of the city. The whole street is packed with the shops that sell all types of sweets, including the famous Kozhikodan Halwa and banana chips.
Kakkayam – One among the most favoured shooting locations by the directors, Kakkayam enchantingly welcomes everyone and especially the rain lovers. A two- hours journey from the city can take you to Kakkayam, lying close to the Malabar Wildlife Sanctury.
Mananchira park – Manachira is a man-made freshwater pond in the centre of the city and park complex surrounding the lake was opened in 1994. The musical fountain inside the maidan and the statues are fascinating.
Text : Ashwathi Nambiar Photos : Various source