Kappad Beach

kappadbeachKappad beach which is also called as the Kappakadavu beach is in Kozhikode district. It is famous because it was here that the explorer Vasco da Gama has landed, thereby discovering the sea route to India. There is a pillar posted here with an inscription “Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498” on it. This is kept as a salute to this great explorer’s arrival and also denotes the historical significance of this beach. An important feature of the land at this place is the rocks that extend towards the sea. There is also a Devi temple which is around 800 years old on this rock. The tourists make a visit to this temple on their trip to the Kappad beach.

The water in the sea here is very deep. One can reach the Kappad beach from the Korappuzha River by travelling straight through the backwaters.

How To Reach

District Kozhikode
Near Bus Station Kozhikode bus station
Near Railway Station Kozhikode railway station at a distance of 16 kms
Near Airport Karipur International Airport at a distance of 23 kms