When is the best time to fly to Kozhikode?
The climate in Kozhikode is most favourable between the months of October and February. Monsoon season occurs between June and September and is marked by regular, heavy rainfall. However, some fairs and festivals do take place in Kozhikode and the surrounding areas during this time. Between March and May the temperature in Kozhikode can reach as high as 36°C and this, combined with high levels of humidity, can make sightseeing an exhausting experience. Be aware that various other festivals take place in Kozhikode throughout the year including the Malabar Shopping Festival in December and another at the Tali Temple known as the Reveathy Pattathanamand. Hotel rooms may be more difficult to obtain during these times and flights may be more expensive.
With glorious beaches, fascinating historical sites and expansive wildlife sanctuaries, Kozhikode has something to offer virtually every visitor. Located in the state of Kerala, Kozhikode is surrounded by natural beauty and ringed by many calm, peaceful villages where you can truly get away from it all. During the Middle Ages Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, was an important centre for international trade and became known as the 'City of Spices.' Today, Kozhikode is a thriving, surprisingly modern city that is extremely popular with tourists thanks to the diverse offerings in the area - everything from beaches and backwaters to centres for traditional Hindu medicine. The Tali Temple, built in the 14th century with a combination of laterite bricks and wood, is a stunning example of Keralean architecture and a highlight of any visit to the area. The nearby Tusharagiri Falls are also hugely popular, especially with walkers who can trek through the surrounding area and feel at one with nature. With plenty of museums, galleries and other activities on offer, Kozhikode is a great city to explore in its own right, but thanks to excellent road and rail connections to the rest of India, it's a first-class base from which to explore further afield.