At a distance of 6 Kms from Kozhikode Railway Station, Varakkal Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is located in West Hill, very close to NH17 towards Mangalore. It is believed that this temple is one of the 108 Devi temples built by Parasurama.
Ganapathy, Dakshinamoorthy and Ayyappan are also worshipped at this temple.
The Navarathri festival is celebrated in a grand manner in the month of September. The main festival of the temple is the Vavu Bali. This temple was once a promotion centre of art and cultural activities of Malabar.