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Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of Calicut: A Complete Guide to the City

Shavi | 20th Aug 2020

The Malabar coastal region and the third-largest city in Kerala, Kozhikode formerly called Calicut, is situated in the northern part of the state. Having great cultural traditions and jargon of its own, the city is a major trading centre for spices and tiles and is 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 known by various names; Arabs called it Kalikat and Chinese Kalifa. During the conquest of Malabar, Tippu Sulthan tried to change the name of the city to Ferozabad.

The city is popular for its Kozhikodan Halwas, a sweet dish made with flour and jaggery, and the traditional Muslim food, especially seafood cuisines made out of prawns, crabs, and lobster and shell creatures are known as kallumakkaya or kadukka. Today, ancient monuments, Serene Beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture, and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode a much sought-after destination.

Calicut is well-connected with the rest of the country via a large air, rail, and road network. Regular cheap flights to Calicut are available all year long from various locations. With airlines like British Airways, Virgin Airlines, and Air India offering frequent cheap tickets to Calicut, there is no dearth of flights in the city. With increasing options available for cheap air travel, flight tickets to Calicut have now not only become affordable but also a preferred choice for all.

We at Oceans Travel offer you the best deals on cheap flights to Calicut and provide you with the most comfortable trip. So avail our expert travel service and book your cheap flights to Calicut.

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