Kappad Beach, Kozhikode

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The historic spot where Vasco da Gama landed in Kerala, Kappad Beach remains a clean rock-studded stretch of red sand where you can dip your feet in the blue water or watch fishermen draw their long nets. Serene and tranquil compared to other area beaches, this attraction features a modest obelisk marking the historic landing site and an 800-year-old temple, adding a bit culture to an otherwise ordinary sun-and-sand experience. Plan your visit to Kappad Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kozhikode online tour itinerary planner .
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  • If you truly want to enjoy this beach then visit early in the morning before 7 am. Evening is crowded  more »
  • This is the beach where Vasco Da Gama had landed during his voyage n discovered this place. Quiet and scenic it's a nice place to pass time and view the sunset.  more »
  • A Nice Beach Near Cochin which is non commercialized. Clean Beach & relaxing. Has nice View of the SunSet . Has Ample space for parking  more »
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  • Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is a famous beach near Kozhikode, India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established the sea route from Europe to India. This established a permanent route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent presence of various European merchant companies, leading to eventual domination and rule by the East India Company and later the period of British colonial rule.കേരളത്തിലെ കോഴിക്കോട് ജില്ലയിലെ ചരിത്രപ്രധാനമായ കടൽത്തീരം ആണ് കാപ്പാട് . പോർച്ചുഗീസ് കപ്പിത്താനായ വാസ്കോ ഡ ഗാമയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിലുള്ള വാണിജ്യ സംഘം1498-ൽ ഇവിടെയെത്തി. ഡ ഗാമ ഇവിടെ കപ്പലിറങ്ങി എന്നപേരിൽ ഈ തീരം പ്രസിദ്ധമായെങ്കിലും ഇവിടെനിന്ന് ഏതാനും നാഴിക വടക്കോട്ടുമാറി പന്തലായനികടപ്പുറത്താണ് ഇറങ്ങിയതെന്നാണ് ചരിത്രകാരൻമാർ വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നത്. വിനോദസഞ്ചാരികളെ ആകർഷിക്കുന്ന കടൽത്തീരവും പാറക്കെട്ടുകളുംകൊണ്ട് പ്രസിദ്ധമാണിപ്പോൾ. തദ്ദേശീയർക്കിടയിൽ ഈ സ്ഥലം കപ്പക്കടവ് എന്നും അറിയപ്പെടുന്നു.
  • A place where you and your family can spend a good time playing in the beach while the sun starts setting down. This is a well maintained beach compared to other beaches in the city. Relax have tea and snacks which they sell in the near by shops. They have a structured parking space. Carry clean water to clean off the sand if kids are playing in the beach.
  • A good beach with nice scenic view. You can watch the beauty of sunset here. Kids and family will definitely enjoy this place. This place is crowded on festive seasons and sunday.
  • I liked the beach as it was clean and the water also was clean. The crowd was good. Its a good place to spend a quiet evening here.
  • Kappad Beach has historically played an important role in the history of Kerala. On these shores, over 500 years ago in 1498, 170 men led by Vasco- da- Gama first stepped onto Kerala. The entire State, especially the Malabar Coast, would never be the same again. A visit to Kozhikode is incomplete without a visit to this legendary site. The spice route flourished through this Beach. A walk in and around the place gives one an idea of its historical relevance. The rocks and small hills add to its charm. The nearby shacks are always stocked with excellent local delicacies and tea. Migratory birds can be spotted occasionally as well. Kappad Beach is a truly majestic destination, which will always hold an important place in our history.

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