Kozhikode Backwaters

Kozhikode, popularly known as Calicut, is one of the famous tourist destinations in Kerala. The area around Kozhikode was ruled by local rulers called Zamorins who traded with merchants from Arabia. In 1498 the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed at Kappad Beach, near Kozhikode. After the British grew to become the dominant trading power, Kozhikode, renamed Calicut, became an important British trading outpost.

Kozhikode is one of the popular backwater destination and scenic town in Kerala. Kozhikode also has beautiful beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and lush green countryside. Kozhikode backwaters are full of palm-fringed canals, rivulets and lakes offering perfect conditions for houseboat cruising. The beautiful Canoli Canal and the Kallai River are destinations for houseboating in Kerala. These virgin and unspoiled backwaters of Kozhikode hold great promises for a memorable house boating experience in Kerala.