Calicut (Kozhikode) on the Lakshadweep Sea, has been known throughout history as a significant port for trade and commerce.
Its importance was further enhanced in the 10th century when it became the the capital of the powerful Zamorin dynasty. Known also as Calicut, the quality cotton , calico is believed to have originated here.
A bustling city and commercial capital of Malabar, Calicut has an International Airport, University, Medical College and prestigious Indian Institute of Management and National Institute of Technology to its credit.
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