The Kozhikode (Calicut)
planetarium at the city's jaffarkhan colony offers extensive insight into
the mysteries of the universe the planets and the galaxies.
(7 km frm Kozhikode): This
unique museum houses the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities
of Kerala. A good library with books on Anthropology and Sociology is an
:(2 km from Kozhikode):
One can leisurely cruise on the dappled waters at Kalipolika in both pedal
and row boats.
Ettumanoor one of the fastest
developing towns in kerala in kottayam district, about 12 km away from
the kottayam town on the way to Ernakulam. Ettumanoor is well-known for
the legendary God Siva Temple in south India. It is situated eastern side
of MC Road. Ettumanoor, it is one of the major temples under Travacore
Devaswom Board and famous god Siva temple in south India.
One of the main attractions
in this temple is the Ezharaponnana (7 and a 1/2 elephant made of gold)
people can see these golden elephant during the 8th and 10th day of the
annual festival season, the annual 10 day festival of the temple occurs
in February /march.
This is one of the most
ancient and well-known temples in Travancore whose lore runs back to centuries.
The birth place of Thunchath
Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, now called Thunchan Parambu, is in Tirur. It is
the hallowed ground where hundreds of Malayalam children are initiated
into the wonders of writing when they first trace the letters of the Malayalam
alphabet in sand, taken from that revered spot.
The important works of Ezhuthachan
are Adhyatma Ramayanam and Adhyatma Bharatham which is widely recited in
Kerala homes. Young poets of Kerala come on that day to offer their first
The Budha Vihar situated
at Customs Road near south beach of Kozhikode is a marked example of the
presence of Budhists in Kozhikode. There is a good collection of writings
Kottakkal town is the house
to the famed Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, one of the pioneer institutions
of Ayurveda. Founded in 1902 by Vaidyaratnam P.S. Warrier, Kottakkal Arya
Vaidshala has branches all over the state as well as in Delhi & Madras.
One of the best Ayurveda centers in the state, it is an research center,
a nursing home & a hospital. The treatment it offers for various ailments
attracts a large number of patients. Prior appointment has to be taken
with the chief physician.