Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, this district has all the elements that fascinate a visitor.

Hindus constitute the majority of the population and next come the Muslim and the Christina communities respectively.

The temple and mosques of this district contain sculptures and inscriptions which are of considerable interest to the students of art. Kozhikode town itself has many temples, the most important of which are the Tali temple, the Tiruvannur temple, Azhakodi temple, Varakkal temple, Bilathikulam temple and Bhairagimadom temple. Some of these temples contain sculptures and paintings of very high artistic order. The Thiruvilangad temple contains many ancient sculptures. Its gateway is interesting because it is built in the same style as the Jain Bastis.

Art Gallery and Krishna Menon Museum, Vadakara, Beypore, Chaliyam, Cheruvannur, Kozhikode Beach, Feroke, Ghat Section, Kappad, Kallai, Kadalundi, Kuttiadi, Mananchira Square, Nadapuram, Pazhassi Raja Museum, Panthalayini-Kollam and Science Centre and Planetarium are some of the places of interest.