Calicut Things to Do
A wonderful church in town The Matre de Deo’s Church of Calicut dates back the early Catholics of the Region, and emerged as a result of evangelization work done by Portuguese Missionariesitual gatherings. In 1513 A.D., a treaty was concluded between the Portuguese and the Zamorin of Calicut by which the Raja allowed the Portuguese to erect a...more
Traditional seafaring boats called Dhows are made by master carpenters in the boatyard at Beypore.The craftsmanship is passed on from one generation to the next.No drawings are made and no nails are used in making these huge boats ! These traditional boats are very popular in the countries in the Arabian Gulf .more
The Sunset at Calicut beach provides a breath-taking view to the onlookers. It is indeed a beautiful sight. Whenever you go to Calicut, be sure you reach the beach before sunset and do watch the sunset. You will never forget the moments you spend watching this marvelous celestial show.more
Whenever you travel to Calicut in India, there are many beaches there that are perfect for a romantic setting. Kozhikode Beach is one of these beaches and you can be sure that the romantic scene will be coupled with the beautiful sunsets on the piers of Kozhikode Beach. In the Kozhikode Beach, there are two piers that stand toward the middle of the...more
Hotel Sagar: Kozhikodan fish curry...anyone...?
Well, in indian English, Hotel sometimes means Restaurant ! Don't be surprised you've seena hotel sign borad and they say they're just a restaurant, atleast when you're in Kerala.
Well, let me come to the subject.
Hotel Sagar is very near to the KSRTC ( Kerala Road Transport Corporation Limited ) Bus station in Calicut. If you're in some other part ot calicut city, the best way to reach Hotel Sager is to get an autoriksha( the three wheeler).
Well there are 2 Hotel Sager, both being managed by sae company. Still, I would advice you to go to the one next to KSRTC stand.
The Hotel itself is a 18th century Muslim home. They just renovated it to a hotel( Again I repeat you can't stay here, it's ust a restaureant-not be betrayed with the word 'restaurant')
Now, ask for Porotta and 'meen'( fish in malayalam) curry. Or you can just ay Poratta and fish curry please. hey, Keralite are not that bad in English.
You might be paying around Rs.25(0.5 Euros) for this delicacy. It'll fill your stomach for a whole day.
I recommend you to visit this 'Hotel' if you have any plan to go to Kerala. It's worth it !
Only incase you are found of Indian food and ofcourse in the 'indian masalas'.
If you don't understand the word 'masala'.
I'm so sorry, just for got what you read here.
Favorite Dish: 1. fish curry with Poratta
2. Chicken BiriyaniRelated to:
- Food and Dining
only for Backpackers
The cheapest way to travel in Kerala is by train and by KSRTC Buses.
Well, the buses are not that good. But they are damn cheap.
And ofcourse the trains.I'm sure the exchange reates would tempt you to get a firt class ticket in train. If you're really interested to learn more about the people of Kerala, I would advice you to reavel second class.
It would be a unique experiance.
And ofcourse ipn your mouth.
After all Keralites have some a kind of admiration towards a foreign 'White/black' .Related to:
- Road Trip
Calicut Warnings and Dangers
This is tricky....
Yes. The people will stare at you and you'll certainly have some kind of uncomfortable feeling.
Hey, here come the happy news, from a native of this town, who stared so many ...
The stares are jsut anywhere, the first reason is that you're a white/black guy. Keralites has seen few White/Black guys in their lives. os take a closr look at you. Nothing wrong about them !!!
I can surely say that the atares are some kind of admiation, not hatred toards foreigners.The people of kerala respect you.They admire you.They were ruled by the ' white' british for a long time. ANd if you start talking to one of the local, it's a great privilage for them.
Believe me, it was a great priviliage for me.
So just open your mouth and start making friends.
Well, once you say hello, your new indian firends can ask you just anything...!
Hey, it's india, a place your friend can ask you whether you had sex last night. Don't misunderstand it. And ofcourse please don't forget that most indians believe that the 'Americans/Europeans' will have sex with just anybody who came their way.
Enjoy being a local god !Related to:
- Budget Travel
Calicut Off The Beaten Path
Ahh....paradise on earth
Arippaara water falls are located around 50 kilometers from Calicut city. It's not exactly a waterfalls. But a nice place to enjoy the beauty of an Indian village. A must to 'do' if you're froma ***ing town like 'Philadelphia'. Of course people will stare at you. But believe me, they see you as a VIP.
An excellent place to have an open bath.
Well, no FKK !
How to get there:
It's a 2 hour journey from calicut, the district capital.y From CAlicut city, you can get a KSRTC Bus to Anikkampoyil. just tell the 'conductor'( Ticket Inspecter) to drop you at Arippaara waterfalls. It costs around Rs.20 (0.30 Euros) to rach Arippaara from Calicut city.
If you eally believe me and would like to go to Arippara, please contact me(firstname.lastname@example.org; sub: Arippara). Although I'm damn away from this paradise , I'll certainly help you.
Have a nice time at Arippaara.
The color of the river is Emerald Green !
pure and natural emerald green.Related to:
- Budget Travel