The sandy beach of Kappad is popular amidst locals as well as tourists because of its beauty and being the places where the Portuguese traveler, Vasco-da-Gama first set his foot during his visit to India. 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.
Sri Mahaganapathi Temple
Dedicated to Lord Ganehsa, The Sri Mahaganapathi Temple is one of the most famous attractions in the beach town of Kappad. The annual festival, organized every year with great enthusiasm in the temple complex is a major crowd puller. This is the best time to attend several folk dance and art performances including performances of Theyyam art form, on the second day of the festival.
A serene fresh water lake, Pookot Lake is bounded by verdant green thick forests, with the lush hill ranging forming its backdrop. Treat your eyes to the rich flora and fauna spread all around. Tourists can 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 Kappad and undoubtedly is the best way to explore the beauty of the nature of the region. 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 the other interesting view. While cruising on the serene backwaters, also marvel at the beautiful sight of lotuses.
You can indulge in a number of adventure activities at the beautiful Kappad Beach. If you wish, you can simply relax at the beach, take a leisure walk, partake in boat riding and swimming, lie on your back and enjoy sunbathing. If water sports are of your interest, there is a lot for you. You can partake in a number of activities such as banana boat ride, speed boat ride, water scooter, parasailing and so on.