Location – Kozhikode district, Kerala
Nearest access – Kozhikode
Major tourist attraction – beach, lake and cruise ride
Languages – Malayalam, Hindi and English
Kappad beach is situated on the western coast of India in the Kozhikode district of the Kerala state. It has great historical significance because Portuguese sailor Vasco Da Gama landed here on May 20, 1498. This place became permanent route to arrival from Europe to India. It is well known for its spices and wealth of Malabar Coast. This place first brought the Phoenicans, the Arabs, the Romans, the Greeks, the Portuguese, the English and the Dutch to Kerala. It was the important sea route between Indian and rest of world in ancient times. It has witnessed many landings and ruled by Zamorins in the past. The beach is also well known for its Ayurvedic treatments. Tourists can found many Ayurvedic centers here which offer Ayurvedic massages as well as herbal treatments.
This virgin beach is famous for its crystal clear water, milky sandy shore and fringed palm groves. Tourists can do here many activities like walk along shoreline or wet their feet in the crystal clear water. This pleasant and calm beach is also known as Kappakadavu and is studded with rocks. This little sea faring village is haven for tourists because it offers excellent tourists facilities like world class accommodation, water sports, cruise rides and many more. This beach remains unruffled and untouched, making it one of the best peaceful and serene beaches of the south India. An interesting feature of beach is a sprawling rock tower that protrudes into deep sea and has a ancient temple on it. This temple is believed to be 800 years old. This un-crowded and un-spoilt beach town offers a bewitching experience to the visitors.
Mustsee tourist attraction
Kappad beach is renowned for its cleanness, calmness and tranquility worldwide. Tourists from all over world flock here to get peace of mind. There is a monument made out of rock and inscriptions read that Vasco Da Gama landed here. This place is perfect for watching sunset when sun go down.
Backwaters cruises are ideal way to explore nearby fishing villages and take glimpse of daily life of fishermen, spotting beautiful white lotuses and many more. Cruise ride is best activity here beside lazing on the glistening sands.
The place offers the unique backwaters which consist of an intricate network of lakes, lagoons and canals. Riding of these backwaters is a unique unforgettable experience. Tourists can see coconut groves and lush green rice fields with the occasional Church or Temple on the banks. Pookot Lake is natural fresh water lake and it is covered by trees, forests and hills on all sides. It is worth visiting place because of its ambiance and serene beauty. It is an ideal spot to get relax from hurdle and bustle of city life.
Rock temple is more than 800 years old temple and is situated on the rock. It is devoted to God in the vicinity. This place attracts many visitors and devotees because of its religious as well as historical significance as well as architectural splendor.
The place experiences a tropical climate and humid throughout the entire year. Summers are hot and humid here with average 35 centigrade temperature. Monsoon receives frequent spells of rain and thunderstorms can be expected during this season. Winter here is cool and temperature varies from 20 to 30 centigrade.
Best time to visit
The place experiences extreme climatic conditions like hot summers, cool winters and rainy monsoon. The best time to visit this pristine beach is from October to march because of pleasant climatic condition. This time is best for sightseeing.
How to reach
By road – Kozhikode is nearest town at a distance of 16 kilometers to reach the beach by road. Kozhikode is well connected by daily bus services with all major cities of the Kerala.
By rail – Kozhikode is nearest railway station to reach the beach town by train at a distance of 16 kilometers. Kozhikode is important railway station on the Malabar coast and well connected by regular trains with other part of the country.
By air – Karipur international airport is nearest airport to reach the place by flight at a distance of 23 kilometers. Karipur international airport is well connected by regular flights with domestic as well as international cities.