Kappad Tourism
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Kappad Tourism

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32 Ratings & 23 Reviews

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Vikram

"Beach lover's paradise"

  • Posted 11 months ago
Reaching Kappad is a bit 'Hide-n-seek' unless you have a guide or patience. But worth the worry. it is the best beach. Iíve visited ever. I cannot describe the peace & tranquility you feel while in that calm beach. The best ever. Food,....... More
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Maju Mohan
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  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews

"Soothing"

  • Posted 12 months ago
It is a historical place where Gama set his foot.. Not so much rather than this.. Beach is nice to sit in evening times.. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: no comments Activities & things to do: If you go to Thalassery beach you can....... More
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Geetendra Hegde
  • Geetendra Hegde
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6 Reviews

"Peaceful at Kappad Beach"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Kappad beach area is for people who donot want to among the crowd specially during holidays. I had being to Kappad beach with Family (stayed at Liberty House) during Dec'2012 christmas holidays and believe me, we had just had couple of more....... More
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Kappad Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Beach
Kappad is a famous beach of Malabar Coast in the district of Calicut, of the state of Kerala in India, located about 16 km from Kozhikode town. It is also known by the name of the Kappakadavu, locally. It is situated on the banks of the Korapuzha River.

Kappad Beach is a beautiful beach which has rocks covered with moss. This beach is also known for its clear blue water, golden sand and its fishing hamlets. The place is bliss and attracts numerous tourists every year. Presently, it is one of the important tourist places in Kerala.

Kappad also finds its importance in the Indian history. This is the place where Vasco d Gamma, a Portuguese explorer landed when he discovered India in 1498. At that time Malabar was ruled by the Zamorins who warmly welcomed Vasco da Gama.

This was a great event in the history of India, as the world was made aware about India and its prosperity. This route gave the access to the Europeans to the Indiaís wealth. Later they stayed here for 450 years. To commemorate the landing of Vasco d gamma, a small stone monument is built there with the inscription, "Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498."

The main reason why Europeans was attracted to Malabar was the abundance of spices and calico textile. Kerala is still one of the largest producer and exporter of the spices. Pepper cardamom and cloves are its main products.

Kappad is also known for its Ayurvedic treatments. It has many Ayurvedic centres which offer numerous Ayurvedic health and holiday facilities to the people.  Visitors come here from different parts of the world to enjoy Ayurvedic massages and herbal treatments.

Kappad offers places to visit such as Elathur, the Canoli Canal and the Kallai River. All of them are close to the beach and considered ideal places for boating and water activities.

An ancient, 800 year old temple, on the rocks close by, is devoted to a local God in the vicinity. This place attracts a lot of devotees and visitors. Apart from the religious significance it is also known as historical and architectural splendour.  Kappad is best visited during winter, as it relatively milder. Monsoon season is not a good time as the rainfall is extensive.

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