Kozhikode, formerly called Calicut was the traditional capital of Northern Kerala under the Samuthiri rule. Calicut, the most important city of Malabar region of Kerala, was a leading trading centre for spices on the West Coast of India during the medieval period. It was a leading trading centre for spices on the West Coast of India during the medieval period. Ruled by the Zamorin dynasty, Calicut found a place in World History with the discovery of sea route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama. He landed at Kappad a coastal fishing village and history was changed with the political scanario of India ultimately ending with it\'s colonization by the British. It remained under the Madras Presidency till the formation of Kerala in 1956 after independence. Places of Interest : Kappad Beach, Pookot Lake, Beypore Beach, Backwaters, Pazhassiraja Museum etc..