Beypore Beach

Beypore is well known for the boat building industry
Fishermen in Beypore

Beypore or Beypur is a small beach town and port in the state of Kerala, India. It is in Kozhikode District.

Beypore Pulimoottu

Understand

Beypore is a beautiful beach and it has one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done to the Middle East. Beypore is famous for building wooden ships, called dhows or urus in the Malayalam language. These ships are usually bought by Arab merchants for trading, fishing and now used as a tourist ships. TASARA creative hand weaving centre in north Beypore attracts visitors and students from all around the world. Chaliyar Puzha which is the fourth longest river in the Kerala state flows through this village.

Get in

By plane

By train

Bypore to Chennai: You can also reach Beypore from other cities like Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Coimbatore, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Kolkata by train. The nearest railway station is Feroke which is 4 km away. And main train station is Kozhikode which is 9KMs away.

There are four direct trains between Calicut (Kozhikode) and Madras (Chennai), each taking about twelve to eighteen hours for one-way travel.

Kozhikode to Mumbai: There are a handful of direct trains connecting Bombay (Mumbai) with Calicut (Kozhikode) via the picturesque Konkan Railway route. Typically, these trains take about 24 hours to cover around 1200 km between Bombay (Mumbai) and Calicut (Kozhikode).

There are plenty of trains between Feroke or Calicut (Kozhikode) and Cochin (Kochi) and Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Keep in mind that unless you reserve your seats, you may end up traveling in unreserved compartments and it can be a tiring experience because these trains can get very crowded. In India train reservataion is very easy. No additional charges will add if you book from counters. But there will be nominal reservation charges less than $1 always. Check Indian Railway

By bus

There are bus services operating from cities like Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore to Kozhikode.

By road

Kozhikode is well connected to other cities Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore by road. It is actually a pleasure to drive from Bangalore to Beypore through Gundulpet and Sulthan Battery. But be cautioned that the small stretch of jungle you have to pass through may have wild elephants and moving in late hours along in small vehicle is not advised.

April 2008: The Bangalore-Mysore-Gundulpet-Sultan Battery-Kalpetta-Kozhikode route is fantastic. I took this 'alternative' route to travel to Thrissur from Bangalore since I wanted to avoid the Salem route (which I hear is in a very poor state). The entire Bangalore-Kozhikode-Thrissur route is fantastic and I plan to continue to use this route going forward, till the Salem stretch gets better.

Get around

Many places of attractions are near by one another so you could walk between them.

By bus

There is no local bus service in Beypore. You can rely on autorickshaws, which are very cheap and reliable.

By autorickshaw

This is cheap way of transport between attractions. Autos in Calicut are the most trust worthy of any in India. They have the best reputation of being truthful and being straight forward in their dealings similar to the ones in Bombay (Mumbai) and Pune. They are the most reliable persons that you can find in Kozhikode. Give them a good smile always.

By taxi

Local taxis are also available at good rates. Normally, Taxis are not needed unless you plan to go way out of the city. If you want to move around in City, Autos and Buses are good enough. Taxis usually charge a flat charge and do not operate on meter.

By car

There are many rental companies offering cars with drivers or self-drive

See

Do

Learn the traditional handweaving techniques which is world renowned. TASARA -an Institution dedicated to creative weaving, is situated In Beypore, a village in Kerala. on the west coast of India. Founded in 1989, Tasara (weaver's shuttle in Sanskrit) is an extension of Spider Weavers, which was established in 1977 .The Centre endeavors to deliver a contemporary touch to this age old form of art, by bringing together artists and weavers in an inspiring ambience, enabling both to break through the limitations of their own mediums. Check their official website for more detail

Buy

Uru:Model Vessel - Today, not many vessels are launched from Beypore and the artisans have taken to crafting little wooden models of their gigantic masterpieces. These four inch to eight foot 'Model Vessels' crafted out of teak wood would cost you anything from $2-700.

Marine shops - You can get fresh and used marine vessel parts from this city shops. But you should be good in bargaining.

Eat

Malabar cuisine is quite popular among gourmands. The midly flavored, gently cooked Malabar Biriyanis are a must eat when visiting Beypore. The chicken is cooked tender, the rice flaky and delicately spiced with the right portions of condiments, to leave the taste lingering for long.

In seafood, mussels are a favorite. A concoction of mussel and rice flour, cooked in the shell is called arikadaka. The Arab influence on the local cuisine is very visible in the rich meat curries and desserts. But you should have the names in Malayalam(Locale language of kerala) - its called Kallummakkaya. But there will be guys to help you out, not a problem.

Other seafood items crab, prawns, lobster and squid available in all restaurants.

And if you are coming outside from India, definitely should consider the extra spiciness of food :-). And you can taste wide variety of food, in all dishes coconut is a main ingredient.

Drink

Sharjah Shake - Banana Milk Shake with a twist…. “Sharjah” which is famous for its taste as well as its name is considered to be the King of all fruit shakes in Kerala. Contains banana, Chilled milk,Any Chocolate Flavoured Drink Mix, Sugar,Cardamom crushed and Water

sulaimani tea - A popular alternative to English Breakfast. Sulaimani is very common in the UAE. It’s basically tea with no milk and but heaps of sugar with Lemon Juice. You can opt for no sugar.

Avil Milk shake - Avil is a traditional food in kerala made of rice. Its a juice combined with milk, avil and ground nuts.

Sleep

International standard hostels or hotels are not available in Beypore currently, but you can opt for hotels just outside Beypore that have good prices. Will take only few minutes travel to them.

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