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    Information about Kozhikode

    My relatives will be visiting Kerala next month. On the last day of their trip, they will be arriving at Calicut (Kozhikode) station, from where they have to go to the airport to catch their flight back home. Since they are arriving very early, they would like to spend about 2-3 hours before going to the airport.

    During this short time are there any places they can visit quickly and still ensure they will reach the airport on time?

    Their specific queries:
    1. How much time does it take from the Calicut railway station to the airport?
    2. Is there anything to see in Calicut? Besides the beach.
    3. There is a museum, but is it worth a visit? How far is it from the station? What time does it open?
    4. Good places for veg breakfast?
    5. Is Alakapuri Guest House a decent place to stay for a few hours? [decent in the sense is it Ok for women to stay there alone?]
    6. Anybody knows about Aradhana Tourist Home? [again, is it decent for women to stay there?]

    Members who stay in Kozhikode or know about the place, please give suggestions. Thanks in advance.
  • #4886
    I am giving some information gathered by me regarding some of the points raised by you.

    Calicut railway station to the airport – 25 km

    To see
    Within 1 km of station, there is Mananchira Square. It is a historical place converted into recreation center cum park with beautiful plants, artificial hills, shrubs sculptures musical fountain , open air theatre . Former zamorin Mana Vikraman' s palace tank is on display. The square has important places like Commonwealth Trust Factory, Town Hall, Lalitkala Academy Hall, Jama'atpalli Mosque and Muchhandipalli Mosque.

    Another place is a natual beauty - Kozhikode beach within 1 km from station. Water will be muddy so not good to bathe. Near to it there is a lion's park. There is an Aquarium near the beach.
    Another place a religious one is the 14th century Thali Siva temple. This temple was destroyed by Hyder ali and Tipu Sultan. The same was later renovated.

    Stay and veg restaurants. Hotel Diplomat; Heena Palace; Alakapuri; KTDC Hotel Malabar Mansion

    With Regards
    Ramanathan A R

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