Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Pondicherry is not the only seashore with European history, the Kappad Beach in Kerala is infamous for being the destination of Vasco Da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer. It is the shore that made the explorer the first to reach India by sea. Today, Kappad is one of the most scenic beaches India has to offer. It is lined with palm trees and sedimentary rocks that decorate the shore and give any visitor a serene feeling. The idyllic beach is apt for rejuvenation of body and soul.
Since 1498, Kappad became a very important port with regard to trade between Europe and Asia. It was this voyage of Vasco Da Gama that led to the establishment of a permanent route for the Europeans to reach India. This beach was the reason for the Spice route to exist. Kappad beach is presently in the district of Kozhikode and is also known as Kappakkadavu. The beach is perfect for swimming, boating, beach games and activities with your loved ones. The beach also provides activities like Paragliding, Snorkelling and Surfing for adventure seekers or just anyone who wants to try something new.
Kerala is famous for its rivers, and their backwater inlets and Kappad does not disappoint if you want to experience these toHouseboatsats are available to reach Kappad through the backwaters to ensure that one enjoys every element that is true to Kerala and its roots. This beach is the place you want to be to experience culture, history and nature all at once. The silver sand, the drooping coconut trees that line the shore and the rocks that clash with the waves proves that Kappad abounds with untouched natural beauty. Along with the Pookat Lake and Kadalundi Bird Santuary, Kappad makes your visit to Kozhikode a completely enthralling and rejuvenating one.
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