Kerala now has one more drive-in Beach to treat the driving enthusiasts with an unforgettable experience!
Once the capital of the formidable Zamorin dynasty of Malabar, Kozhikode (Calicut) has a wealth of vibrant culture and rich historical legacy. It served as the major trading point of Cotton and Indian spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese and is nicknamed as the “City of Spices“. The idyllic setting of the mighty Arabian Sea on the west and the magnetizing peaks of Wayanad hills on the east adds to the enticing beauty of Kozhikode. It is a melting pot of pristine beaches, age-old temples, historic monuments, verdant jungles, beautiful bird sanctuary, and lush green countryside making it a much sought-after tourist destination in Kerala.
Adding a golden feather in the cap of Beach Tourism in Kerala, the Thikkodi Beach in Kozhikode district has attained the status of a drive-in Beach. After Muzhappilangad Beach in Kannur, Kerala now owns one more drive-in beach that has all the requirements for making driving possible on its shores.
Thikkodi Beach is located just 36 Km away from Kozhikode city. Being the first drive-in beach in Kozhikode and the second of its kind in Kerala, the Thikkodi Beach is sure to attract many driving enthusiasts offering them an unforgettable experience of driving along the vast stretch of sandy shores.
The speciality of Thikkodi Beach is that it is blessed with hard-packed sand which makes it an ideal destination for driving. Another highlight is that after the tides, the sand becomes more firm that it will not allow vehicles to sink in the sand. Due to its hard-packed sandy shores, many locals make use of Thikkodi Beach to learn driving.
The Thikkodi Beach is one among the many unexplored beaches along Kerala’s rich seashore and has many captivating features to become a much sought after tourist destination in the state. It’s an awesome place of spellbinding natural beauty and the 2 acres rocky island known as Velliyamkallu which is set amidst the sea, possessing some unique natural carvings is the major attraction of Thikkodi Beach. Tourists visiting Thikkodi Beach can also visit the lighthouse in its close vicinity as well as indulge in activities like Badminton and Volleyball.
Beside driving enthusiasts, myriads of tourists and families are visiting the Thikkodi Beach to enjoy the alluring beauty of the place. The number of visitors keeps on increasing day by day and the beach witnesses the maximum number of visitors during vacations and festival season. As the place is not so crowded, one can enjoy your hear out, exploring the natural beauty of the beach or discovering the thrill of driving on the shores.
Things To Do In Thikkodi Beach:
- Beach Driving.
- Visit the Lighthouse.
- Beach badminton.
- Beach volleyball.
- Savor the authentic flavors of Kozhikode.
Famous Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode:
Why just enjoy the beach! Set off to a memorable sightseeing experience that will take you to some of the most popular places to visit in Kozhikode. You can visit the popular tourist spots nearby Thikkodi Drive-in beach such as,
- Kozhikode Beach.
- Pazhassi Raja Museum and Art Gallery.
- Mananchira Square.
- Thikkoti Light House.
- Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.
- Thali Temple.
- Calicut Planetarium.
- Mishkal Mosque.
- Thusharagiri Fall.
- Sweet Street (Mittayi Theruvu).
- Lion’s Park.
- Kappad Beach.
- Matri Dei Cathedral.
There are numerous and famous temples in Kozhikode that you can also visit in leisure time.
Ways To Reach
Calicut International Airport is 60.8 Km away from Thikkodi Beach.
Thikkodi Railway Station is 2.2 Km away from Thikkodi Beach.
Kozhikode is well connected to major cities of the country via road. Thikkodi Beach is situated just 36 Km away from Kozhikode city and one can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach the Beach.
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