It is located near Kappad beach in 1498 by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Ltd, Primal Codes Technologies, QBurst, IPIX Technologies, Ensign, Wiinnova Software Labs Pvt Ltd, XpertCube, Next Technologies, Sesame Technologies Pvt. The origin of the name of Kozhikode is unsure. Tamils called it Kalikkottai. tho' the name of the town may be a name for Calicut. Abdur Razzaq (1442–43) The Persian Emperor Shah-roq found that the port was absolutely safe and he cherished valuable articles from many maritime nations, notably African country, Sirbad, and Zanzibar. alternative travelers to Calicut were Italian Ludovico Diamond State Vertema (1503–1508) and Duart Barbosa. Kozhikode (Calicut) is a city in the southern state of Kerala. The Arab merchants called it Qalika. Kozhikode (Calicut) is a city with a long history. Arabian and Chinese traders preferred over all other ports because of the complete independence and security of Calicut. After a long 48 years of conquering the Pamiyankara region of the Eradees of Neddiripu in Eranadu, the king wanted an outlet in the sea, to start trading business.