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Travel to Kozhikode
The Portuguese led by Vasco Da Gama first landed in India at Kappad near Kozhikode or Calicut in 1498.He was the first European to reach India via the sea route around the southern cape of Africa. Later the Dutch, French and British came to its shores thus began a period of continuous conflict for domination of trade in the Malabar region.Kozhikode was the capital of the powerful Zamorings.This age-old town still maintains its commercial traditions.
The land of Malabar Mahotsavam, Kozhikode was recognized as one of the most important historical regions in Malabar. In addition to ancient monuments, the green country-side and pristine beaches the area boasts of wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and hills. The backwaters of Kozhikode are a great holiday destination. The Canoli canal and the River Kallai are excellent places to enjoy boating while the bird sanctuary at Kadalundi is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. Nearby is Korapuzha where Korapuzha Jalotsavam a water sports festival is regular with the tourists.
Visit Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery where copies of ancient murals antique bronzes,old coins and excavated earthenware are kept. The gallery also boasts of Raja Ravi Varma's paintings.