More Villages in Kozhikode
Kakkayam: 45 km from Kozhikode, this picturesque dam site, offers excellent trekking and rock climbing opportunities. The best time to visit is between November and April.
Lokanarkavu: Lokanarkavu, known for the famed Lokanarkavu temple of goddess Durga, is located 54 km from Kozhikode. This temple finds prominent position in Vadakkan Pattukal (ballads of North Malabar). The theme of the Vadakkan Pattukal is centred on the life and times of North Malabar’s legendary martial fighters – Aromal Chekavar, Thacholi Othenan, Unniyarcha et al. The intricate carvings and the splendid murals in the temple are impressive.
Iringal: is the birth place of Kunjali Marikkar, who commanded the Zamorin's fleet and held the Portuguese vessels at bay for a long period. The Portuguese resorted to treachery to defeat him. The birth place of this valiant admiral of the Zamorin, on the southern bank of the Maarad river, is today preserved by the Department of Archaeology
Thikodi: Thikkodi is located 30 km from Kozhikode. This lighthouse, that has been guiding sailors for a long time now, can be seen from as far as Kappad . A breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea can be had from the top , if one gets prior permission to climb up the lighthouse. A climb up the winding stairs is an amazing experience in itself. The lighthouse which overlooks Velliyamkallu off Moodadi coast was built after a shipwreck.
Quilandi: Quilandi, located 28 km from Kozhikode, shot into fame due to the Pisharikavu temple here and the treasure of murals it has. The temple is located in the north end of the town.Quilandi town is areputed center of trade and commerce.
Beypore: 10 km south of Kozhikode is a small coastal town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River renowned for centuries as a ship building centre, one of the only two in India( teh other is in Mandvi, Gujarat), where large hand made ocen going vessels are still made using traditional methods . It was one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala. Ancient Beypore was much sought after by merchants from Western Asia, for its shipbuilding industry. It is still famous for its country crafts called "Uru" which are built by the traditional shipbuilders known as Khalasis. 50 craftsmen work over a year to make these country boats, which have buyers in the Arab countries. Visitors can have a look at the construction of these dhows under construction in any of these family run workshops. The construction can take anywhere from sx months to two years depending on the size of the ship. The most unique feature is that there are no written plans or designs for the construction. All the calculations are carried out mentally using skills and formulas handed down through generations.
Kadalundi: Kadalundi bird sanctuary,19 km from Kozhikode is home to more than a hundred varieties of native birds.More than 60 species of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. The sanctuary, which is spread over a cluster of islands, covers an area of 3 kms in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks.
Palangad :Palangad is located 25 km from Kozhikode city.
The mosque known as Palangad Pally is very famous.
Kuttichattan Paara (rock) and Nattikkallu, a stone of 25 metre high are great attractions in the village.
Majority of the population consists of Muslims. Hindus rank second.
Poonoor :The village is developed and grown to wear the cap of a medium type town. It is located on Thamarassery-Koyilandy State Highway with a distance of 4.5 km from west of Thamarassery.
Poonoor, river sided village, is exemplarily good looking with green blanketed paddy fields.
The village has abundant facilities for education from lower to upper level. The educational institutions number over a dozen.
Govt Mappila Lower Primary School Govt Mappila Upper Primary School Isha-ath Public School (English medium) Model Public School Isa-ath Sunna Arabic School Madeenathunnoor College Azeeziyya Arabic College Gadha Arts College Info Campus Sagar Hindi College Mubarak Madrassa Sunanul Huda Madrassa, and Beryl School of Management, are Poonoor’s own.
The village has been able to produce quite a large number of educated. Many of them occupy key positions both in government and private sector. No other village in Kerala has supplied teachers as supplied by Poonoor to self, and places in the district and other districts. The sons of Poonoor placed in lucrative jobs abroad, notably in Gulf countries, runs into hundreds. The income of the employed here and out has vastly changed the face of Poonoor. Their income is reflected on imposing mansions, villas, bungalows and apartments as well as change in lifestyle.
Poonoor town witnesses a Sunday market on every Sunday. Small traders and merchants from different parts of the district assemble here with their wares in the wee hours. People from near and far gather for select and bargain purchase. Brisk business takes place.
Poonoor has given birth to a number of eminent persons in the field of writing and poem.
Deseeya Ayurveda Pharamany, producer of more than 400 Ayurveda products including 30 patented products, a Pain and Palliative Clinic and Poonoor Hospital and Research Centre, a modern hospital outfit, have rooted in the soil of Poonoor.
Muslims are in majority followed by Hindus. Other communities, if at all, are only for name sake.
Cheruvadi :Cheruvadi, located 20 km east of Kozhikode city, has grown to a town status many years back. The town is famous for timber. The village bordered by two rivers, Chaliyar Puzha and Iruvazhanchi Puzha, and farm fields presents serene, charm and appealing look.
The temples and mosques in the village possess invaluable sculptures and inscriptions which even serve as aids to art students. Temples are more in number. Parayangattu temple and Pannikodu temple are more famous among them.
Mosques too number more.
Muslim population constitutes majority. Hindus count second and Christians third.
The village has ample facilities for education.
Kavilumpatra :The village situated at north-east of the district is agriculture clad.
It has a prestigious position as originator of more than 3 rivers. And the village nurses mountains and a reserved forest.
With two High Schools the village is amply equipped with education facilities up to high school level.