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Weekend Getaway from Bangalore to Kappad

Distance / Traveling Time

From Bangalore : 333 kilometers / 8 h ,42 m

Weather

Winter 13°C to 27°C

 

Summer 10°C to 22°C

 

Famous for

  • Beaches

If you love being close to beaches, visiting Kappad from Bangalore during the weekend is the best option. Locally known as Kappakadavu, Kappad is popular for its beaches. It is a historic beach town where Vaso-da-Gama, the Portuguese traveler, set his foot when he landed in India in 1498. Placed along the Konkan coast, this town has some monuments regarding the same. Have a memorable vacation with your loved ones in the serene ambiance of Kappad. Visit the most popular attractions, Kappad beach, being the most famous. It is flocked by tourists from all around the world. Treat your eyes to the pristine beauty of yellow sand and several rocks spread around. You can also visit the fishing villages set along the coast.

How to Reach Kappad from Bangalore

By Train

The nearest railway station to Kappad is in Kozhikode, 18.8 km away. You can board a train from Bangalore to Kozhikode (Calicut). Once at the station, you can rent a cab or board a bus to Kappad.

By Air

The nearest airport is located in Kozhikode, around 41.4 km from the town of Kappad. This is the best option for those arriving by air, as there are frequent flights to the airport from many parts of the country. Taxis are available for hire from outside the airport.

By Road

The best option is to hire a taxi from Bangalore as Kappad. Drive along the well-maintained national highway. You can take a deviation from Thamarassery (after Wayanad) towards Balussery or Ulliyeri to arrive at Kappad. The other option is to drive on the Calicut highway towards Kozhikode and then arrive in Kappad. The other option is to go aboard a state-run or a private bus.

Attractions in Kappad

Kappad Beach

The sandy beach of Kappad is popular with locals and tourists because of its beauty and where Vasco-da-Gama first set foot during his India visit. Placed nearby is a small stone monument saying that he came here in 1498. Indulge in fun activities at the beach, take a leisure walk and enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Kappad beach distance from the city center is approx. 10 km, making it easily accessible by rickshaw or auto.

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, The Sri Mahaganapathi Temple is one of the most famous attractions in Kappad. The annual festival, organized with great enthusiasm in the temple complex, is a major crowd puller. This is the best time to attend several folk dances and art performances on the festival's second day, including performances of the Theyyam art form, on the festival's second day.

Pookot Lake

A serene freshwater lake, Pookot Lake is bounded by thick forests, with the lush hills in the backdrop. Treat your eyes to the rich flora and fauna around. Enjoy picnics and can indulge in fishing here. Do not miss boat riding on the calm lake waters.

Kappad Backwaters Cruises

Backwater Cruises are a major attraction of Kappad and undoubtedly are the best way to explore the region’s beauty. Treat your eyes to the coconut palm groves. The villagers indulged in their daily activities, colorful birds, and much more. Fishermen launching their cockleshell boats is another interesting view. While cruising on the serene backwaters, marvel at the beautiful sight of lotuses.

Adventure

You can indulge in many adventure activities at the beautiful Kappad Beach. You can partake in many activities such as banana boat rides, speed boat rides, water scooters, parasailing, and so on. Else, you can simply relax at the beach, take a leisure walk, partake in boat riding and swimming, lie on your back, and enjoy sunbathing.

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