Kozhikode, also known as Calicut or “The City of Spices”, is
the 3rd largest city in Kerala and was once the capital of the
Zamorins. Historically Kozhikode has been a center for spice trade and commerce
and was once the most important city in the Malbar region. Today it is known
for its green hills and valleys, peaceful beaches, historical temples and
monuments, and more. Whether you are looking for a trip full of adventure and
exploration or a peaceful temple tour, Kozhikode has plenty to offer for
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Kozhikode with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mysore Road. Follow this road until you reach Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway and take this to Edapally-Panvel Highway until you reach your destination. The entire trip is roughly 350KM and should take about 7 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Kozhikode however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Kozhikode in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Kozhikode as you please. No need to negotiate with
rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you
Here are some places nearby Kozhikode:
Dolphins Point: 15 minutes away from the city center is a spot where one can see dolphins playing in the sea! Make sure to visit in the morning in order to see the dolphins, so plan this before everything else you might be doing that day. Truly a sight to see!
Kirtads: This unique museum allows us to catch a glimpse into the past of the Kerala Tribe Communities. Here one can witness many of the instruments and weapons that were used in the era of the Kerala. There is also a vast anthropological library you can see if desired.
Kozhippara Water Falls: If you desire trekking and swimming this is the place to visit. Situated in the middle of a forest with water from the river running through, it is truly serene in a way that is hard to find in India. Can easily be reached by driving or trekking.
Insiders Tip: If you are looking for a unique souvenir, keep your eyes open for the one of a kind Koyilandy Hookah!
The best time to visit the Kozhikode is from September to May