Kozhikode one day travel itinerary will assist you in case you only have 24 hours to visit this south Indian city. It will prove significant if you have less time and would like to plan a quick trip to this region.

Kozhikode or Calicut, situated on the Malabar Coast of Kerala is the city where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama reached India. Kozhikode is not only one of India’s ideal spot for beach holidays but it is also historically significant. 

The place is home to a number of festivals that are witnessed by both travelers and locals alike. Kozhikode is also famous for spices that are not only used in the region but are exported elsewhere.

In my current blog, I will elaborate on the places that can be visited during your short stay at Kozhikode. Also, a slot wise breakup for Kozhikode one day travel itinerary will be provided.

Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary: Top Places to Visit

Kozhikode one day travel itinerary should include places that are located at a short distance from one another. Else, you will not be able to cover them.

Here are the places that must be covered in your one-day trip to the town.

  • Tali Temple
  • Kappad Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Stone Memorial
  • Indian Business Museum
  • Mother of God Church

Kozhikode as a Travel Destination: Tidbits

Before elaborating on the recommended Kozhikode one day travel itinerary, I would like to introduce Kozhikode as a travel destination.

Location: Kerala, India
Official language: Malayalam
Other languages spoken: English, Tamil
Accessibility: Throughout the year
Modes of transport: By flight, train, buses
Ideal one day budget: 2000 INR
Foods and beverages to try: Sulaimani, Appam
Nearby travel destination: Wayanad


Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary: Time Slot Wise Break Down

In order to utilize your time efficiently, stick to your pre-planned Kozhikode one day travel itinerary. This way you’ll be to explore the best of the city’s destinations within a short frame of time. Find below the time slot wise breakdown of Kozhikode one day travel itinerary. This will help you manage your time.

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Wake up early morning (assuming you’ve reached early or checked in the night before). Freshen up and have breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Visit Tali Temple and spend an hour there
9:00 am – 11:00 am 
Go straight to Kappad Beach and have some fun and frolic.
11:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Head to Stone Memorial dedicated to Vasco de Gama. Spend about half an hour there and visit the Mother of God Church.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Look for a good eating place to savour some lunch. Head to Kozhikode beach and spend some time there.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit the Indian Business Museum
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Explore the local market of the city. Get back to your hotel, have dinner and sleep.


Places that can be Covered as per Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary

The following places can be covered comfortably as per Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary.

Tali Temple

Tali Temple is situated in the heart of the Kozhikode. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva – the revered Hindu God. It is built of laterite and wood and the overall architecture speaks of ancient craftsmen.

Tali Temple is home to an annual seven-day event which sees a lot of participation. It is celebrated to mark the new year of Kerala.

Kappad Beach

Kappad beach is where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama reached India via here in 1498. Not only does the beach boasts of its historical significance but is also known for its clean and calm surroundings.

If you walk a little further, you get to see a memorial commemorating on Vasco Da Gama.

Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode beach is known for its broken bridges built during the British era. Not only you can see the waves going back and forth but also you can get involved in Boating and Jetski activities.

Try tasting a Cauliflower bajji, which is available at the beach road. Also, you can visit an aquarium nearby to explore some fishes, tortoise,  some animals and birds such as ducks, rabbits and Emu.

Stone Memorial

The Stone Memorial at Kozhikode has been built in honour of the Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama who first arrived at Kappad Beach along with other sailors from his country.

The Stone Memorial has a sharp inscription on it that says, “Vasco DA Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498.” 

Indian Business Museum

Situated in IIM Kozhikode, Indian Business Museum is one of its kind in India dedicated to the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.

Here, you get to see the timeline of Business done in both the pre-independence and post-independence era. Companies like Infosys, Godrej, RBI etc have shared their experience here.

This museum not only inspires the budding entrepreneurs but also the public who get to know about the companies that have promoted the nation at the global level.

Mother of God Church

The Mother of God Church is an ancient structure located in Kozhikode. It also happens to be the headquarters of the Roman Catholic congregation in Malabar.

An old but graceful portrait of Saint Mary absolutely adorns the wall of the church. It’s a good place to visit.

Since Kozhikode is a non-veg paradise, you can easily find non-veg cuisines at every corner. Since I am a Vegetarian, I would suggest you try some Veg dishes that I found tasty during my stay there.

Budget Accommodations in Kozhikode

Hotel Select Residency

  • Starting price is 650 INR
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
 Hotel Marhaba Residency

  • Starting price of 500 INR
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Friendly staff


 Hotel Ruby Residency

  • Starting price of 750 INR
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Pets allowed on request

What to Eat while in Kozhikode ?

Kozhikode is known as a paradise for non-vegetarian lovers. It does offer good and unique food options for vegetarians but the variety in non-vegetarian food choices is more.

 Non-vegetarian items  Vegetarian items
Irachi pathiri 

Layered pastry stuffed with chicken

Pazham nirachathu

Deep fried raw banana pieces stuffed with coconut and sugar or jaggery

Mutton stew

Mutton and vegetables are cooked gradually in liquid in a closed pan.

Malabar Biryani

The signature biryani from Kozhikode


Husked wheat cooked with chicken

Sulaimani Chai

Tea brewed to golden colour with sugar and a pinch of lemon

Mango Fish Curry

Fish curry prepared in ginger, mangoes and coconut sauce


Indianized pancake prepared with fermented rice batter and coconut milk


Recommended Beach in case you have Extra Time

Just in case you have some extra time, make sure to visit Beypore Beach. You can add it to your Kozhikode one day travel itinerary.

Beypore Beach

The most fascinating aspect of Beypore beach is the Pier (a walkway structure built in the shores). Walking in the pier gives visitors a chance to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and its waters. The Pier walkway has become one of the ideal spots in Kozhikode.

Beypore beach was a trading hub for European and Middle east merchants.  Beypore was also a home of boat building units during those times, with clients from Europe, the Middle East and China.

Beypore is now settled to a fishing harbour and fishing has become the source of income for the Beypore residents.

Things to Skip in your Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary

1. Skip shopping if you’re on a one day tour.
2. Skip the food tour because it will not be fair to the delicious cuisine. Go on a food tour only when you’re in Kozhikode for at least three days.
3. Skip beach hoping. Else you will lose out on enjoying even one.

Budget Breakup for Kozhikode One Day Travel Itinerary

Here’s a tentative budget planner for your one day Kozhikode trip.

Accommodation: 500-900 INR (budget hotels)
Internal transport: 250-400 INR (public transport, autos)
Food: 200-600 INR
Bottled water: 20-50 INR
Souvenirs: 40-150 INR

I hope my Kozhikode one day travel itinerary will help you plan a great trip.

Happy wayfaring.

About the Author

kozhikode one day travel itinerary

Navneeth Venkateshis a B.Com Honours graduate from Hyderabad. Currently residing in Bangalore, Navneeth is a traveller and an animal lover. He feels that travel should be more of a necessity than a luxury as it provides life education and memories.