Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut, is a historic place of great importance in the Malabar Region of Kerala. It is famous for the martial art ‘Kalaripayattu.’ It is the capital town of Kozhikode District. It is also called the Cock Fort. It lies north of Kochi (200 km) and south of Mangalore (230 km).
Mananchira Square, in the vicinity of the Town Hall and the Public Library, features a park and a large tank. Sweet Meat Street is famous for sweet shops. Kozhikode Halwa and Biriyani are famous throughout the country for their uniqueness.