The ancient land founded by the legendary mythological figure Rishi Parashuram, blessed with emerald backwaters and gold and silver Kerala beaches- God's own country. With the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on its east, Kerala is a treasure trove of indigenous cultural practices and art forms that have mesmerized people all over the world. Be it the age old Kathakali or the newly rediscovered Mohiniattyam or the knowledge of Ayurveda. Basking in the generosity of the sun and rain the climate of Kerala supports a lush vegetation and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers' paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country. The Kerala beaches on the crystal waters of the Arabian Sea are little pieces of heaven on earth. The Kappad beach is particularly popular for its historical significance- this is the place where Vasco Da Gama landed thus discovering a sea route to India for the first time.
About Kappad Beach
On 7th May 1498, Vasco da Gama landed at Kappad with 170 sailors revealing the gem called India to the European world. This rock studded golden beach is locally known as Kappakadavu and is 16 km from Kozhikode. A sprawling rock protruding into the sea is a distinctive feature of this beach. The temple that stands on that monolith is said to be 800 years old. A heady cocktail of history and beauty makes this beach an unconventional beach resort. The stoic sand and the waves exchange the story of a cobwebbed past stagnating in the cellars of time.
What to See
- A solitary pillar commemorating Vasco da Gama's landing
- Pookot Lake
- Thali Temple
- The huge rock
- Temple on the rock
Kozhikode 16 km away has many luxury and budget hotels to suit your purpose. The Kappad Beach Resort at Kappad is a luxurious resort with sea facing cottages designed for your comfort.
- Try out authentic Kerala cuisine
- Wear soft cotton clothing as the climate is hot and moist
- Do not litter the beach
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Beaches in Kerala
|Alappuzha Beach||Beypore Beach|
|Bekal Beach||Cherai Beach|
|Dharmadam Island Beach||Ezhimala Beach|
|Fort Kochi Beach||Kanwatheertha Beach|
|Kappad Beach||Kappil Beach|
|Kizhunna Ezhara Beach||Kovalam Beach|
|Marari Beach||Mararikulam Beach|
|Muzhappilangad Beach||Pallikere Beach|
|Payyamblam Beach||Padinharekara Beach|
|Poovar Beach||Shanghumugham Beach|
|Somatheeram Beach||Tanur Beach|
|Thangasseri Beach||Thirumullavaram Beach|
|Vallikunnu Beach||Varkala Beach|