You can also cruise on the Chaliyar River, with meals provided on the boat.You can go by chaliyar river by raft too and can reach the kadalundi bird sanctuary.
Kozhikode beach has an old lighthouse and picturesque sunsets.
Peruvannamuzhi Dam, 60 km from Kozhikode , is a beautiful picnic spot. Boat rides are available and a bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm here are a must see.
The area around Thusharagiri Waterfalls, 50 km from Kozhikode has rubber, pepper, ginger and other spice plantations. You can go trekking here and the dense, emerald forests are filled with exotic birds and wildlife.
If you fancy a drive, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, 25 km from Kozhikode is a haven for migratory birds like terns, herons and sandpipers, best visited between November and March.