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October to February
People who enjoy spending their time soaking up the sun on the beach will find a number of famous beaches close to the city. Kozhikode beach boasts a long stretch of sand as well as an old lighthouse and a gently crumbling pier. The famous Calicut Beach is another great place to soak up the sun, while thrill seekers can ride the wild rides at the nearby Lion’s Park theme park. Nature lovers will also want to take a trip to Dolphin’s Point in the early morning to watch dolphins playing in amongst the waves.
The people of Kozhikode practice a wide range of different religions and each religion boasts elaborate temples for the worshippers to make use of. One of the most impressive of these is the Tali temple, which dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest buildings in southern India.
Kozhikode also boasts a large number of other historical and cultural attractions. Art lovers should visit the local art gallery, where they can admire the paintings of Raja Raja Varma and Raja Ravi Varma, while star gazers should check out the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. People who want to learn about the rich history of Kozhikode as well as the people of Kerala should explore the Kirtads, which is a special museum that has been designed to make the past come to life.
People who have a little extra time to spare will be able to take a number of daytrips to explore the area around Kozhikode. The charming town of Elathur is just a short drive away and is home to a beautiful lake, while the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a great place to spend some time. Also nearby is the city of Beypore, while Canolly Canal is an enchanting place to go boating. People who have a strong sense of adventure can head to Kakkayam to go rock climbing and trekking along the river path that leads to a series of stunning waterfalls. Soochippara Water Falls is another great place to go hiking and trekking, while visitors will also have the chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of the falls.