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Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast. Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala. It is a mighty seaport where Arab, Chinese and East African traders once bordered on. It is the northern Kerala's largest city.
The name Kozhikode infers, from koyil (royal residence) in addition to kota (fortress), signifying "invigorated palace". The spot was additionally referred to as Chullikkad, signifying "shrubby wilderness," likely referring to the damp nature of the area.
Kozhikode was once the capital of the effective Zamorins and an salient trade and business centre. Later it was the capital of the erstwhile Malabar District under British rule. During the established relic and the Middle Ages, Kozhikode was named the "City of Spices" for its part as the significant exchanging purpose of eastern flavors.
Portuguese traveler Vasco da Gama landed at the Kappad sea shore, Calicut on 20 May 1498, subsequently opening an trade between Europe and Malabar. Thus Kozhikode District found a place in the World History with the discovery of Sea Route to India.  A monument is constucted here to memorialize the historical arriving. These days, exchange depends generally on trading Indian labour to the Middle East, while agriculture and the timber business are investment pillars. It has exchanged flavors like black pepper and cardamom with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians, and Chinese for more than 500 years. It also has large timber yards along the banks of the Kallayi River.
The city has a solid trade perspective. The principle territory of business was once "Valiyangadi" (Big Bazaar) close to the railway station. As time advanced, it moved to different parts of the city. These days, the business heart has moved to Mittai Theruvu (Sweet Meat Street), a long road packed with shops that offer everything from saris to makeup. 'Halwa', a sweet meat supposed by British, made out of flour and sugar, is a looked for after exquisite in Kozhikode.
On 7 June 2012, Calicut was given the tag of "City of Sculptures" (Shilpa Nagaram) due to the different design models spotted in different parts of the city.
There are large number of tourist locations in the area where lots of visitors are pulled in more towards relaxation tourism including beaches and historical monuments. Kozhikode works basically as a travel point for domestic and foreign sightseers. Kozhikode is well known for its boat building yard, timber industry and historic temples and churches. A percentage of the prominent spots of interest are Kozhikode Beach, Veliyangadi (Big bazaar), Mananchira, S.m. Street, Regional Science Center and Planetarium, Sarovaram Biopark, Tali Siva Temple, Mishkal Mosque, Panniyankara Bhagavati Temple, Thiruvannur Siva Temple, Kappad Beach, Beypore,beypore Siva temple,beypore Beach,thusharagiri Falls.



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Latitude: 11.2587531

Longitude: 75.78041

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