Calicut was earlier known as the ‘City of spices’ when it was a thriving trade center with the Arabs during the third and second millennia BCE. Calicut is also the place where the famed Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama is believed to have first landed and further opened up the trading route to include Europeans too.
Present day Calicut (also known as Kozhikode) is a bustling commercial center with the city seeing tremendous growth and contributing around 12% of Kerala’s annual income. Aside from having many big business houses located here, the information technology sector is also growing by leaps and bounds in Calicut.
According to research done by Indicus Analytics a few years back, Calicut emerged as the second best city to live in, in India. This doesn’t come as a surprise as the cost of living is comparatively cheaper here. Some of the other cities included in the study were Shimla, Goa, Mysore, Thrissur, Kochi, Kannur, Thiruvalur, Pondicherry and Trivandrum. The parameters used included education, health, safety, public facilities, entertainment, and the environment.
Calicut is located in northern Kerala and is the third largest city after Trivandrum and Kochi in Kerala. It was the former capital of the Malabar district and is a rich blend of diverse cultures, history, and traditions. It has a number of recognized premier educational institutions, excellent world-class multi-specialty hospitals, as well as the UL Cyber Park. Aside from all this, the city is also abundantly blessed with natural beauty, with a number of charming beaches, backwater routes, rivers, waterfalls, and eco-tourism centers all within a short driving distance, offering great weekend getaways for its indigenes.
Aside from offering a sumptuous way of life, Calicut has great infrastructure and offers all the comforts of contemporary living. Mavoor road is known as the commercial hub of the city with many malls and multiplexes being located here. The famous SM Street is a shopper’s delight too. The city also boasts of a variety of restaurants offering the famed mouth-watering Malabar cuisine. The best part is that pollution levels are low here with this clean city having a lush green cover of trees.
Calicut is well-connected to the rest of the country with an excellent network of roads, railways as well an international airport. If you are on the lookout for a place to settle down in that offers ample business opportunities, charming residential communities as well as great infrastructure, then Calicut is your city! Malabar Developers have numerous dream villa and apartment projects here.