Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut, is the largest city in Northern Kerala. Once a prosperous trading town, Kozhikode was also the capital of the formidable Zamorin dynasty. Situated on the Malabar Coast, Kozhikode’s beaches are quite an attraction for tourists. The two beaches include Kozhikode Beach and the Kappad Beach. Also popular among tourists are the Art Gallery, the Kirtads Museum, Krishna Menon Museum and Art Gallery, Planetarium and the Sarovaram Bio Park. For more religiously inclined tourists, there are plenty of places to worship around the city.