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Kadavu

With a unique blend of traditional architecture & customs and heavenly facilities unrolled exclusively for you – Kadavu is a place where sky meets water with unbeatable views of the horizon. Located in the midst of nature – on the banks of the scenic Chaliyar River, with gentle flowing breeze, beautiful swaying groves, graceful coconut palms and glittering riverside; the resort is a gateway to Malabar – a haven of peace and serenity.

During classical antiquity and the middle epoch, Kozhikode was dubbed the “City of Spices” for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. Now it’s a sea town with an eventful port & booming trading centre, Kozhikode has a beautiful coastal town with a land of clean and organized beaches and at the out skirts aromatic spice gardens, picturesque country sides, magnanimous hills, gurgling streams, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, quaint villages & busy bazaars which lure tourists year after year.

Beypore is located in Kozhikode at the mouth of the Chaliyar River. Historically, it has a special place as being one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours, and was also an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travellers and later the Europeans. Soon after gaining prominence as a port and trade centre, Beypore slowly began to flourish as a centre for shipbuilding, since ships were in great demand merchants from Western Asia. The shipbuilding yard at Beypore port is famous for its traditional construction of the Uru or the Arabian trading vessel. This tradition of shipbuilding is nearly 1,500 years old, and the craftsmanship of the workers here is exceptional.

Kozhikode Beach is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers, it is also a good place for trying out seafood delicacies like kallumekaya (mussels), available at the numerous stalls lining the promenade. At dawn, a walk along Dolphin’s Point will reward you with a sight of playful dolphins. Adding to its natural beauty is the old world charm retained by the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers that run into the sea, each more than a hundred years old. Entertainment facilities such as the Lions Park for children and the marine water aquarium are added attractions. The aquarium is open on all days from 0800 to 2000 hrs.

Kappad Beach For the people of Kozhikode, this pleasant stretch of rock-studded beach is Kappakkadavu. To the tourist it is one of the most charming of Kerala’s beaches. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Here, 501 years ago on 27th May 1498, 170 men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history; the story of a long and tumultuous socio-political relationship between India and Europe.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls As the name suggests, land and water have struck an extraordinary kinship at Thusharagiri (mist capped peaks). The plantation destination that abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger and spices, is also a trekkers delight. Trekkers start early morning from the second waterfall on the hills and climb up through the pristine dense evergreen forests teeming with exotic birds and animals to reach Vythiri in Wayanad district by evening.