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Beypore [1], formerly Beypuram, is one of the major ports in Kerala, India. Its in Calicut district.

Understand[edit]

Beypore or Beypur is a small coastal census town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. The place was formerly known as Beypuram. Tippu Sultan named the town “Sultan Pattanam”. This place also has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done to the Middle East. Beypore is also famous for building wooden ship, it is called Dhows or Urus in Malayalam language. These ships are usually bought by arab merchants for trading, fishing and now used as a tourist ships. TASARA creative hand weaving centre in north beypore attracts visitors and students from all around the world. Chaliyar Puzha which is the fourth longest river in the Kerala state flows through this village.The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned a station here in 2006.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Beypore nearest is karipur an International airport [2] and most airlines in India has flights. Air-India [3] also operates some flights from Middle East countries to Kozhikode. From Kozhikode airport (karipur) it will be only 40 minutes drive. will cost around 10$ to 15$ charge - 14 kms.
  • Calicut (Kozhikode) is well-connected to Bombay (Mumbai) by daily flights operated by Jet Airways [4] and Indian Airlines [5] / Air India [6].
  • You can also land at Kochi International Airport [7] and catch train or taxi to Bypore.
  • Recently, Kingfisher Airlines [8] has introduced daily flights between Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) / Cochin (Kochi) and Calicut (Kozhikode).
  • Emirates Airlines now flies daily from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kozhikode.
  • Kozhikode is the major gateway of north kerala expats to Middle East. Now Air India Express has its one of the hubs in Calicut International Airport. Also last year many other airlnes started services, which include Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, RAK airlines, Oman airways etc.
  • In addition to these Srilankan airways operates a service to Colombo

By train[edit]

Bypore to Chennai

You can also reach Beypore from other cities like Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Coimbatore, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Kolkata by train. The nearest railway station is Feroke which is 4kms away. And main train station is Kozhikode which is 9KMs away.

There are four direct trains between Calicut (Kozhikode) and Madras (Chennai), each taking about twelve to eighteen hours for one-way travel.

Kozhikode to Mumbai

There are a handful of direct trains connecting Bombay (Mumbai) with Calicut (Kozhikode) via the picturesque Konkan Railway route. Typically, these trains take about 24 hours to cover around 1200km between Bombay (Mumbai) and Calicut (Kozhikode).

Other

There are plenty of trains between Feroke or Calicut (Kozhikode) and Cochin (Kochi) and Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Keep in mind that unless you reserve your seats, you may end up traveling in unreserved compartments and it can be a tiring experience because these trains can get very crowded. In India train reservataion is very easy. No additional charges will add if you book from counters. But there will be nominal reservation charges less than 1$ always. Check Indian Railway [9]

By bus[edit]

There are bus services operating from cities like Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore to Kozhikode.

By road[edit]

Kozhikode is well connected to other cities Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore by road. It is actually a pleasure to drive from Bangalore to Beypore through Gundulpet and Sulthan Battery. But be cautioned that the small stretch of jungle you have to pass through may have wild elephants and moving in late hours along in small vehicle is not advised.

April 2008: The Bangalore-Mysore-Gundulpet-Sultan Battery-Kalpetta-Kozhikode route is fantastic. I took this 'alternative' route to travel to Thrissur from Bangalore since I wanted to avoid the Salem route (which I hear is in a very poor state). The entire Bangalore-Kozhikode-Thrissur route is fantastic and I plan to continue to use this route going forward, till the Salem stretch gets better.

Get around[edit]

Many places of attractions are near by one another so you could walk between them.

By bus[edit]

Beypore has an excellent local bus service system and it is cheap. Your first choice should be travelling by Bus. Be aware that the busses can travel at neck-breaking speeds, but they are fairly safe. From Kozhikode bus station it take 30 minutes to reach Beypore in local buses. Plenty of buses available, mostly 2 to 3 minutes gap. Starting from 6AM to 11 PM.

By autorickshaw[edit]

This is cheap way of transport between attractions. Autos in Calicut are the most trust worthy of any in India. They have the best reputation of being truthful and being straight forward in their dealings similar to the ones in Bombay (Mumbai) and Pune. They are the most reliable persons that you can find in Kozhikode. Give them a good smile always.

By taxi[edit]

Local taxis are also available at good rates. Normally, Taxis are not needed unless you plan to go way out of the city. If you want to move around in City, Autos and Buses are good enough. Taxis usually charge a flat charge and do not operate on meter.

By car[edit]

There are many rental companies offering cars with drivers or self drive

See[edit][add listing]

Stone pier - Pulimuttu
  • Beypore beach - A beautiful beach which holds the main attraction here.
  • Beypore port - An ancient port which have regular services to Lakshadweep islands.
  • Beypore lighthouse - Beypore port had the trade links with Europe, Arabia and the ports on Indian coast. It was also the base port for Laccadive group of Islands (Androth, Agatti, Kavaratti, Suhelipar and Kalpeni) and continues even now to be the base for Machine Cum Sailing vessels of Lakshadweep.Thelighthouse used as a navigation object for sea vessels. For more details check official website[10]
  • Beypore Harbour - If you love Malabar cost marine life, you should visit here during early mornings. You can see the busy life of fishermen. Also wide variety of fishes.
  • Traditional boat(Urus)-building yard - A part in the mouth of Beypore river, a road terminus, traditional boat(Urus)-building yard, old port, fishing harbour.
Uru - Teak Ship
  • Dolphin's Point - Just 15 minutes from the town centre is a place called Dolphin's Point, where one can see dolphins playing in the sea of an early morning. But you have to walk from main road terminus aroun 2Kms. But I guarantee this will be a memorable one. Stone laid down into sea around 2 kms long. You can call it a stone pier.
  • Kadalundi - bird sanctuary, boating
  • Meenchanda - samudhiri royal familys fort that now in NSS high school
  • Thiruvachira Kulam - A beautiful pond situated near a Hindu temple.
Stone pier - 2 Kms walk into sea

Do[edit][add listing]

Learn the traditional handweaving techniques which is world renowned. TASARA -an Institution dedicated to creative weaving, is situated In Beypore, a village in Kerala. on the west coast of India. Founded in 1989, Tasara (weaver's shuttle in Sanskrit) is an extension of Spider Weavers, which was established in 1977 .The Centre endeavors to deliver a contemporary touch to this age old form of art, by bringing together artists and weavers in an inspiring ambience, enabling both to break through the limitations of their own mediums. Check their official website for more detail[11]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Uru:Model Vessel - Today, not many vessels are launched from Beypore and the artisans have taken to crafting little wooden models of their gigantic masterpieces. These four inch to eight foot 'Model Vessels' crafted out of teak wood would cost you anything from 2$ - to 700$.

Marine shops - You can get fresh and used marine vessel parts from this city shops. But you should be good in bargaining.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Malabar cuisine is quite popular among gourmands. The midly flavored, gently cooked Malabar Biriyanis are a must eat when visiting Beypore. The chicken is cooked tender, the rice flaky and delicately spiced with the right portions of condiments, to leave the taste lingering for long.


In seafood, mussels are a favorite. A concoction of mussel and rice flour, cooked in the shell is called arikadaka. The Arab influence on the local cuisine is very visible in the rich meat curries and desserts. But you should have the names in malayalam(Locale language of kerala) - its called Kallummakkaya. But there will be guys to help you out, not a problem.

Other seafood items crab, prawns, lobster and squid available in all restaurants.

And if you are coming outside from India, definitely should consider the extra spiciness of food :-). And you can taste wide variety of food, in all dishes coconut is a main ingredient.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sharjah Shake - Banana Milk Shake with a twist…. “Sharjah” which is famous for its taste as well as its name is considered to be the King of all fruit shakes in Kerala. Contains banana, Chilled milk,Any Chocolate Flavoured Drink Mix, Sugar,Cardamom crushed and Water

sulaimani tea - A popular alternative to English Breakfast. Sulaimani is very common in the UAE. It’s basically tea with no milk and but heaps of sugar with Lemon Juice. You can opt for no sugar.

Avil Milk shake - Avil is a traditional food in kerala made of rice. Its a juice combined with milk, avil and ground nuts.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

International standard hostels or hotel not available in beypore currently, but you can opt hotels just outside beypore in good price. Will take only few minutes travel.

  • Kadavu Resorts, NH Bye Pass Road, [12].
  • TAJ Residency, P.T.Usha Road , Tel : (91-495) 2765354, [13].
  • Fortune Hotel Calicut, Kannur Road, +91-11-45566666.
  • Hotel Span Calicut, Jail Road, Calicut 4 [14]
  • Hotel Maharani, Taluk Road, Puthiyara, Calicut 4 [15]
  • Asma Tower Hotel, Mavoor Road, Calicut
  • sea queen hotel, beach road calicut (south end of beach). checkin: 12oclock; checkout: 12. food and rooms are very good.roof top restaurant addes attraction 1800.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Art Gallery - paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma


  • Canolly Canal - boating (Canolly Canal is such a place as there are many opportunities in the Canolly Canal to take boat and just stroll down the canal for enjoyment. Canolly Canal is especially very enjoyable during the sun set times when tourists stroll down the canal in the small local boats that give you a historical déjà vu.)[1]
  • Elathur - boating (A very beautiful town as it has a lake that borders it on one side and on the other side; Elathur is bordered by a river. Thus, this unique composition allows Elathur to be a very well sought out place that must be seen by travelers who come to India for its rich heritage.)[1]
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - Located opposite the musical fountain is the Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium where you get a chance to unravel the mysteries of outer space.
  • Kadalundi - bird sanctuary, boating
  • Kakkayam - trekking and rock climbing through river path, enjoying numerous water falls.
  • Kallai - Once the bustling nerve-centre of Kozhikode's timber trade, said to have been the largest such trading centre in Asia. Today, though some business does take place, hard times have fallen on the timber trade and Kallai is just a shadow of its busy past.[1]
  • Kallai river - boating.
  • Kappad - Kappad see shore is famous because Vasco Da Gamma landed here in 1498 from Europe.
  • Kirtads - Special museum that shows us glimpses of the past. The main area of concern in the Museum is The Kerala tribe communities of the ancient times. You can find many tools and weapons that were used in the era of the Kerala. In addition, there is a vast anthropological library and an archeological library that has much information on the past history and tribal life styles of ancient India.[1]
  • Korapuzha - venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsav (water festival)
  • Kozhikode Beach - hundred years old lighthouse and the two crumbling pier
  • Kozhippara Water Falls - Ideal location for trekking and swimming ,with river side forests ,situated in Kakkadampoyil on the Malappuram -Calicut District border,can reach there by road.
  • Krishna Menon Museum - dedicated to late V K Krishna Menon, the former Foreign minister and Defence minister of India.
  • Lion's Park - Situated just next to the famous Calicut Beach. A great theme park with many rides for the children as well as many attractions for the parents. Lion's Park has the very good view of the sunset that is unparalleled in many places.
  • `Mananchira Maidan - The palace tank of King Mana Vikrama, still used as venue of various festival.
  • Payyoli - historical place, old fort and mosque of the Kunjali Marakkar.
  • Pazhassiraja Museum - copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, coins, temple models and megalithic monuments.
  • Peruvannamuzhi Dam - Boating facilities, birds sanctuary, crocodile farm.
  • S M Street - Sweet Meat Street is the busiest street in Kozhikode
  • Tali Temple - One of the oldest and the most ancient temples around. It is a very distinct temple, and its history goes all the way back to the times of the Zamorin ruler in 14th century builted by Swami Thirumulpad, the Zamorian.[1]
  • Thikkoti Light House - 1847 build
  • Tusharagiri - Famous for trekking tracks, with waterfall, evergreen dense forests with exotic birds and wild animals on the way.
  • Vadakara - A city on bank of Kuttiyadi river, famous 1500 year old Lokanarkavu Bhagavathi Temple, rock cut caves with murals and carvings.
  • Vellari Mala - waterfalls, velvet green landscapes, place for trekking.
  • Wayanad Ghats - enroute to Wayanad with nine hairpin bends



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