Kozhikode

I have not been travelling off late, the way I used to travel, stuck with work, got involved with a partnership firm so some responsibility has come in, however the travek beast does not stay quite for a long time, so what does one do when it again puts its head up and says he is hungry for action. This time the place is Kozhikode in Kerala.

I was wanting to explore the city for a long time, I don’t know why but the longing was there so i finally packed my bag and got ready for this road trip. Google map showed a distance of 360 kms, I live around the outskirts of the city so for me the distance was 50 kms less so 310 kms can be covered within 7-8 hours with one or two breaks.

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I left the city at around 10:30 am, I was taking the above mentioned route which goes through Bandipur forest reserve and Wayanad and finally hitting the sea. Since I started a bit late in the day, I had to continuously drive for an extended period so that I can reach my destination before the evening, Kanakapura to Mysore ring road is a two lance road, I had to be careful with the opposite traffic coming in, however with sparse weekday traffic it was manageable.

I reached Mysore by 2 pm, taking a short break for 5 min getting ready for the final stretch, this one was going to be a scenic one cause I would be crossing the Bandipur tiger reserve, Waynard and finally hitting the sea.

I turned out to be the way I thought, smooth roads, spotted animals, went above the clouds and finally reached kozhikode by 5 pm in the evening.

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The raod inside the reserve
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The Elephant Family

 

My place of stay was 30 mins away from the main city, it was near NIT Kozhikode campus, nestled among st nature.

 

The next two days i explored the city, it is a small town city, people looked generally happy and contended, the roads are narrow but clean and well maintained .

People are generally happy in a beach town, emotional at times but mostly free spirited, the reason may be the sea, going to the beach either in the morning, evening or even during weekends does bring a certain kind of relaxation in the mind as well as calmness in everyday activities.

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The gushing of waves and the golden glow before the Sunset

 

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Sunset on the Beach

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Sunset

 

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The city view
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birds at the beach

My intention was to be near the sea, experience the bliss and staying at kozhikode provided me full opportunity to do that, so the 2 days spent here were really worthwhile, these images are from the main beach in the city. I found what i was expecting from the city here so did not go to explore more beaches although time was also not much.

All in all a good trip.

The inhibitions and the melancholy

The nervousness and the doubts

let them be your partner for a while

don’t be afraid of them, they will dissolve when their time comes.

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Early morning on the way back while entering Waynard

 

 

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