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Calicut
Calicut MapCalicut or Kozhikode as it is also known is located on the south west coast of the Arabian Sea and is situated in south Indian state of Kerala. Basking in the tranquil setting of the Arabian Sea on the west and the peaks of the Wayanad hills to the east, calm beaches, flourishing green countryside and historic sites, all combine to make Calicut a popular tourist location with something for every visitor whether it be spotting dolphins frolicking in the water off Dolphin’s Point or gazing from the lighthouse at the still visible wreck that inspired its construction. Calicut is a place can basically wile away the hours.

Despite the relaxed atmosphere Calicut is still a busy coastal town and is of great historical importance to the region of Kerala, India and the world due to the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landing here in 1498; he was the first European to reach India by the sea route around the southern cape of Africa. He landed at the Kappad Sea shore with 170 men on three vessels. Da Gama’s landing led to Portuguese dominance of the spice trade. Later the British, Italian and Dutch followed in his footsteps and came for trade to the shores of Calicut.

This ancient town still maintains the commercial traditions that started so long ago. Calicut continues to be a centre for prospering domestic & international trade. It's contributed massively to the development of the region in commerce, trade & economic development over the years.
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