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Top Choice Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Paragon Restaurant

You might struggle to find a seat at this always-packed restaurant, founded in 1939. The overwhelming menu is famous for fish dishes such as fish in tamarind sauce, and its legendary chicken biryani.
Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Salkaram & Hut

At the back of the Beach Hotel are two restaurants with the same menu: the air-con Salkaram, and the cool open-sided bamboo 'hut' restaurant-bar serving a big range of fish and chicken dishes, and Malabari cuisine. …
South Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)


A local favourite for its Malabar dishes, biryanis and snacks, Zains is usually busy in the afternoons and evenings.
Landmark in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Mananchira Square

The former courtyard of the Zamorins, this large central park still preserves the original spring-fed tank.
Cafe in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Indian Coffee House

For tasty snacks and good coffee.
Church in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Church of South India

The central Church of South India was established by Swiss missionaries in 1842 and has unique Euro-Keralan architecture.
Hindu Temple in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Tali Temple

Important Shiva temple open only to Hindus.