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We had booked our return flight from Khozikhode, which was the main reason we landed in this city. We arrived early in the morning as per the travel options, however our flight wasn't until the evening.
On route from Allapuzha to Khozikhode we bypassed the famous city of Kochi. At this point in our journey, with weak healths, we had decided to pass on stopping for a visit in Kochi. We were feeling a little tired of city tours as well at this point, and decided to leave Kochi as a future destination. Although the history of the city seemed interesting, we were now on a bit of a time crunch.
We spent one day in Khozikhode and rested most of the day. In the evening we did venture out to the market a little in search of fresh spices. The south is known for producing very tasty freshly ground spices different from what we are accustomed to in the north.
We set out on foot on this little adventure and by asking street vendors and local residents directions for this market, we eventually landed up in a wholesale market. There were tons and tons of shops however none were selling the fresh spices we were after. In particular we were after something called Sambar Masala, a seasoning commonly used in South Indian cuisine. Most vendors were selling processed spices packed in factories. We went from one store to the next hearing 'sorry we don't carry it'. At one location, the store owner felt sorry for us and gave us a free package of the now most commonly sold package in supermarkets. We had refused to buy this in the other shops, thinking we could get this anywhere. However, we didn't mind a free package!
We eventually spent the evening relaxing on a local beach. We caught the evening sunset from there. It was very pleasant.
On our walk back to our hotel we stopped at a local restaurant and had our dinner and then turned in for the night.
Our flight was early in the morning, taking us back to Delhi.