Kozhikode, the fastest growing commercial hub of northern Kerala, has a great historical legacy. It's at the Kappad beach in the district the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived, looking for spices, in 1498. Even before the arrival of Europeans, Kozhikode was famous as one of the busiest trading towns in southern India and was the capital of the Zamorin dynasty.
Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and welcomes lakhs of visitors in the year-long tourist season. If you are one of those who wish to experience the spices, culture, beaches and the business this great city offers, this article will help you find the best place that suites you for a leisure time.
The Gateway Hotel
Close to the city centre and not too far from popular local sights, The Gateway Hotel is the best place to stay in Kozhikode city. The hotel, a Taj Group initiative, is just 0.5 km from the popular Calicut Beach. It is 28 km from the airport and 1.5 km from the Railway station. The hotel offers a wide-range of leisure activities and exclusive facilities. The local tourist spots near The Gateway Hotel are Kappad beach, Kadalundy Bird Sanctuary, Beypore and Mananchira.
The Westway, a 4-star hotel, is conveniently located at the heart of Kozhikode city. The hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. It is set up at the most convenient and up-coming location in the city, West Nadakkav on Kannur Road. It is about 2 km away from the Railway Station and 30.6 km from the airport. With improved look and exclusive amenities, the Westway Hotel will help you make your stay productive and pleasant.
The Raviz Resort & Spa, Kadavu
The nine-acre resort, The Raviz Resort & Spa, is nestled on the banks of River Chaliyar at Azhinjillam on Kozhikode Bypass road. The resort is ideal for indoor weddings. The resort has 117 rooms and a convention centre that can hold close to 1,000 guests. The resort also has an amphitheatre, where you can enjoy ghazal nights and other cultural events. With well-designed interiors and modern amenities, The Raviz Resort offers a perfect haven for complete rest and pleasant unwinding. The hotel is just 15 km away from airport and 13.5 km away from Kozhikode Railway Station.
Situated at the heart of the city, the Hyson Heritage inhabits a distinctive country setting. Equally suitable for business and leisure stay, it is undoubtedly one of the best hotels the city offers. About 28.5 km away from airport and 2.1 km away from the railway station, the Hyson Heritage is situated on Mavoor road.
Manuelsons' Malabar Palace
The 4-star hotel, located in the heart of the city, is the first star hotel in the Malabar region. Being one of the pioneers in hospitality sector in Malabar, the Malabar Palace is suitable for business and leisure trips alike. Located near Mananchira, an iconic hangout zone in the city, the Malabar Palace is less than a kilometre from the railway station and the bus terminals. It is 26 km away from the airport. With 24-hour service, the Malabar Palace will be a royal retreat to tryout Malabari dishes in the land of Zamorins.