VADAKARA: This is located in Calicut district,
and 48km from Calicut. This place is a commercial centre
for marital art in 'Kalarippayattu'. Stories about Kadathanattu
Rajas, Kolatheri Rajas, Thamaraserry Rajas and other warriors
are still popular. There is a fort built by Kadathanattu
Raja at Vadakara. Remnants of another for built by Kunjahali
Marakar. Vadakara is also the birth place of Cherussery
Namboodiripad, the great poet. The ancient town has ruined
fort. It was the scene of many exploits of Tacholi Othenan,
the hero of ballads of North Malabar. Annual ceremonies
are conducted in his memory.
KAPPAD: This is located in Calicut district.
The historical beach town is located 16km north of Kozhikode.
On 27th May 1498 Vasco Da Gama from Portuguese landed
here with three vessels and 170 men. A monument is erected
here to commemorate the historical landing. An ancient
temple on a hillock, facing the deep sea, is an added
MAVOOR: This is famous on account of the
Rayon Factory. The city's water supply is from this area.
KALLAI: 6km from Calicut, Kallai was and
is the nerve point of Calicut's timber trade.
BEYPORE: 10 km from Calicut, is a small
Coastal town, Beypore, a ship building centre and famous
for the Country craft called "Urde".The towm
was previously known as Vaypura and Vadaparappanad. Tipu
Sulthan of Mysore named it as 'Sulthan Pattanam'. Beypore
is still a favorite destination among Arabs shopping for
large boats. Vykom Muhammad Basher, the famous writer,
chose Beypore as his about and became the Beypore Sultan.
KADALUNDI: This is located in Kozhikode
district. A treat for bird watchers. Thousands of migratory
birds from all over the world gather here during the season
CHELIYA: Located on the Kozhikode -Quilandy
route, the town is famous for the Kathakali Vidyalayam,
the training centre for Kathakali dances.
NADAPPURAM: 18kms north east of Vadakara,
Nadapuram is second only to Ponnani for its Islamic culture.