The Kozhikode (Calicut) Beach with photos

The Kozhikode (Calicut)  Beach

I studied my college in this city. The First day I joined Medical College Calicut, in the evening I visited this marvelous Beach  and since then  I become a regular visitor here. I found this beach to tell lot of stories.
 The beach is situated near the town of Kozhikode and is known for its old world charm and natural beauty. The beach has two crumbling piers that stand toward the middle of the sea and each of them are them are more than hundred years old. The beach also houses a lighthouse, Marine Water Aquarium and Lions Park. The beach is a perfect setting for tourists wanting to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.


Please click the pictures to enlarge. you can check almost all  the old maps of Malabar cost in my previous blog here http://kallivalli.blogspot.com/2013/02/maps-of-malabar-cost.html

Calicut Beach ,Ariel view of southern side

 

Calicut Beach ,Aerial view of Northern Side

 
 
 
 Calicut Beach .The beach is a perfect setting for tourists wanting to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
 
 
Calicut Beach   when empty
 

Some History with Photos

This shore has been a witness to many historic events, including pitched naval battles and the arrival of ships from distant lands. Uddanda, the Sanskrit poet in Zamorin's court, said: "The ocean, the father of the goddess of riches [Indira is a synonym of Lakshmi] seeing that his daughter has settled down in Kukkatakroda [Sanskrit for Kozhikode], is embracing the place, presenting it with shipful of jewels".[28] Several national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Indira Gandhi and Krishna Menon have addressed people here. The 'Beach Road' was renamed Gandhi Road from Evan's Road after Mahatma Gandhi's visit in January 1934. Further north to the Lions' Park is a  fishing area where once was located a French Loge with factories and French settlements.  The beach offers a pleasant view at times of fishermen entering the sea with their tiny boats, fighting the waves and returning with their catch.
 
 
Calicut Beach with light house.  1911
 

Calicut Beach with light house.  2011
 
 
 
 
 Two dilapidated piers can be seen extending into the sea. The 'Iron Screw-pile' pier to the north was built in 1871, 400 ft long (120 m) with a 'T' end. Numerous cranes on these piers once loaded spices and other goods destined to foreign ports like Aden, Genoa, Oslo, London, Bremen, Hamburg, New York etc. Near the northern pier is a park maintained by the Lions club, a children's park, the lighthouse with a seafarer's memorial and a marine aquarium.
 

1912 Near the south pier is a place called 'Horse's Jumping Point' where horses brought from Gujarat and Arabia were made to jump into the water, swim and would gallop along the shore and be displayed for sale.
 

Near the northern pier is a park maintained by the Lions club, a children's park, the lighthouse with a seafarer's memorial and a marine aquarium.Calicut Beach . 2011
 
Malabar cost in Portugese era

 

Calicut Beach   1911
Calicut Beach  Hospital  in Background, around same place of above photo in 2012
 
 
Calicut Beach  around same place of above photo in   2011
 
 
 
Calicut Beach, around same place of above photo in 2013. The drainage opes directly to sea without any treatment. The Waste water with full of  bacteria and debris from nearby hospital and town contaminate this area completely.
 

Calicut, on the Coast of Malabar from James Forbes's Oriental Memoirs, London, 1813

It often misunderstood that Calicut beach and Calicut cost. Calicut cost refers  the  above picture  i collected from google earth in  almost same area and in angle. This is present Beypore port and Chalaim area. in The background Wayanadan Hills.
 

Calicut in 1851
 
 
 

1735Calicut, 
 
 
 
Yes it is not Kappad or calicut city beach, It is the Beypore port.
 


Calicut, on the Coast of Malabar from James Forbes's Oriental Memoirs, London, 1813
 
 
 

 
 
 
Kerala_in_the_Late_Middle_Ages
  http://kallivalli.blogspot.com/2013/02/maps-of-malabar-cost.html
 

 

a historic drawing of Calicut before 1572
 
 
 

calicutmonsterCalicut and its resident sea monster, by Daniel Meissner, 1620's
 

 

Portuguese_fort_at_Calicut
 

1908 photo of Calicut beach from British Library.
 
Same Place of the above picture , 2012
 

old map of south India
Please refer my blog for all medieval and ancient map of Malabar cost
 
 

Another documentPlease refer my blog for all medieval and ancient map of Malabar cost.

http://kallivalli.blogspot.com/2013/02/maps-of-malabar-cost.html
 
 
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