Calicut is a township in the Indian state of Kerala. In the foregone times, it was known by the name of Kozhikode. it is the official name of the city. But the anglicized version of the name changed it to Calicut. Presently, Calicut is the largest urban area in the state of Kerala & was entitled as the 'city of sculptures' in the year 2012 due to different carved sculptures located in the city.
Perched on the shoreline facing the Arabian Sea, Calicut is elevated just 3 feet above the sea level. It covers a gross area of 177 sq. km. where 10% of land is occupied by the virgin sands. The climate of Calicut is tropical monsoon in nature. The summers and winters last for a shorter duration of time as compared to monsoons. The average mercury level during summer season stays between 36°C-40°C whereas drops down at 12°C respectively in winters. Calicut receives an adequate amount of rainfall with an average of 1000 mm.
Calicut offers numerous attractions to the visitors. The remarkable places include the names like Thusharagiri Falls, Sarovaram Bio-park, Tali Shiva Temple, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary etc. This beautiful place never lets anyone down.