Kozhikode is a city in
the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast. Kozhikode is the
third largest city in Kerala and is part of the second largest urban
agglomeration in Kerala .During classical antiquity and the Middle Ages,
Kozhikode was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major
trading point of eastern spices.It was the capital of an independent kingdom
ruled by the Samoothiris (Zamorins) in Middle Ages and later of the erstwhile
Malabar District under British rule. Arab merchants traded with the region as
early as 7th century, and Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut
on 20 May 1498, thus opening a trade route between Europe and Malabar. A
Portuguese factory and fort was intact in Kozhikode for short period
(1511–1525, until the Fall of Calicut), the English landed in 1615 (constructed
a trading post in 1665), followed by the French (1698) and the Dutch (1752). In
1765, Mysore captured Calicut as part of its occupation of Malabar Coast.
Calicut, once a famous cotton-weaving center, gave its name to the Calico
On 7 June 2012,
Calicut was given the tag of "City of Sculptures" (Shilpa Nagaram)
because of the various architectural sculptures located in various parts of the
According to data
compiled by economics research firm Indicus Analytics on residences, earnings
and investments, Kozhikode ranked as the second best city in India to reside
in.It was ranked eleventh among Tier-II Indian cities in job creation by a
study conducted by ASSOCHAM in 2007.
About Mysore :
Mysore is the third
largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city
of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from
1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi)
southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42
km2 (50 sq mi).
The Kingdom of Mysore
was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a brief period in the late 18th
century when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. Patrons of art and
culture, the Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the
city. The cultural ambience and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet
Cultural capital of Karnataka.
Mysore is noted for
its palaces, including the Mysore Palace, and for the festivities that take
place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of
tourists. It lends its name to the Mysore style of painting, the sweet dish
Mysore Pak, the Mysore Peta (a traditional silk turban) and the garment known
as the Mysore silk saree. Tourism is the major industry, while information
technology has emerged as a major employer alongside the traditional
industries. Mysore depends mainly on rail and bus transport for inter-city
connections. It also has an Airport serving the city, also known as Mandakalli
Airport. The city was the location of the first private radio station in India.
Mysore houses Mysore University, which has produced several notable authors,
particularly in the field of Kannada literature. Cricket is the most popular
sport in the city.
Moderate Route with 2 lane (no divider) for most part
Total buses in this route 5
Approximate Distance 210 Kms
Approximate Travel Time 6 Hrs
* the above might differ from time to time and operator to operator based on climate, bus condition, etc.