The once an important spice trading centre in Kerala, Kozhikode or Calicut is among the most renowned and salubrious backwater destinations in Kerala. Located on the Malabar Coast, this coastal metropolis has some of the virgin and untouched backwaters that are thronged by thousands of visitors every year!
Fringed with groovy palm thickets, the Kozhikode backwaters are unique and are connected by canal networks. While cruising along these backwaters, visitors also get to witness, explore, discover, and enjoy the rustic charm of Kerala’s rural cultures.
Ideal for honeymoon cruises, family vacations, weekend escapades, the charm and allurement of Kozhikode backwaters get enhanced by the jolly houseboats that are most common here. The gurgling Kali River and Canoli Canal in Calicut also makes it for exciting and fun-frolic backwater tours in Kerala.
Best Time to Visit Kozhikode Backwaters
For those who want to enjoy the best of Kozhikode backwaters, they must plan their Kerala trip during the winters or between the months of October to March. This is the time when the mercury level drops down and offers an extremely pleasant experience of backwater cruising in Kozhikode.