Located 16 km away from Kozhikode in the south India state of Kerala, the beautiful place called Kappad beach was discovered by the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama during 15thcentury. It is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it an ideal beach holiday destination for relaxation. Dotted with fascinating formation of rocks on all its sides, the beach landscape includes several coconut groves and long stretches of silvery sands drenched by lathered surf that soothingly rolls up and down the shores.
Also known as Kappakadavu beach, it's one of the famous beaches that is just 16 km away from Calicut, India. It is very calm and famous for its tranquility and scenic beauty. A very thrilling feature of the Kappad beach is the rock that protrudes into the sea. The major attraction of the beach is an 800 year old temple, located nearby Kappad beach. For visitors it's suggested to come through backwaters to reach Kappad beach so that you can explore the beauty of nature. The golden sand and fishing hamlets in the vicinage also add to its peacefulness. Uncrowded and unspoilt, the beautiful backwaters of Kappad offer an enthralling experience. The best way to kappad beach is along the backwaters as you get a wonderful experience of being around such scenic beauty.
Kappad beach brings many activities that you may try during your visit. Take a boat ride or swim in the pristine backwaters or you may even play beach games with your friends or family. You may take a houseboat cruise down the river to Kappad as the backwaters of this place add charm to your beach tour. The beach is very popular for other leisure activities like sunbathing, shopping, sightseeing, etc. There are plenty of beach side shacks where you can get a variety of fresh sea food at reasonable cost.
Over and above, there are some popular shopping malls like Focus Mall, RP Mall, etc., where you may do shopping and buy plenty of things. Main Bazaar at Mittai Theruvu is also a famous shopping destination where you may buy various garments, cosmetics, jewelry, etc., at reasonable prices. You may also enjoy street food on Mittai Theruvu. Well, Halwa and Wafer thin Banana chips are specialties of Kozhikode.
Kappad beach is a bewitching place for beach lovers, adventure freaks or honeymoon couples. Here, you get an opportunity to explore plenty of attractions located in and around the Kappad. This beach has always something new to offer its visitors. Few popular places that draw thousands of tourists from all over the world are:
Kappd Backwaters- This place offers an enchanting view of backwaters that includes huge network of lagoons, lakes and canals. Moving around on these backwaters is a beautiful experience that echoed in one's mind forever. One can also visit the river Kallai and Elathur Channel to enjoy and experience the boat ride on this river.
Short cruises at Kappad- A thrilling ride into the countryside gives a brief overview at rustic village where fishermen are found launching their cockleshell boats, white lotuses floating here and there in ponds, and women catching fish with their feet.
Pookot Lake- This beautiful fresh water lake is situated half away from the Calicut, which is shrouded by trees all around.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary- It's a safe paradise for resident and migratory birds, which is located 25 km away from the beach. It houses a large number of birds like gulls, sand pipers, terns and whimbrels.
Thusharagiri Water Falls- It's a popular tourist attraction, which is at the distance of 50 km from Kozhikode. The peaceful greenery and the water cascading from the hills makes this place a wonderful hangout spot.
Other attractions in Kozhikode include The Art Gallery, Mananchira Square, Krishna Menon Museum, Pazhassiraja Museum, etc.
There are plenty of hotels in nearby cities that are well connected with the Kappad beach. The most famous accommodation options around Kappad beach are Malabar Palace, which is just 26 km away from Calicut International airport and approx.1 km from railhead and The Taj Residency, which is just at the distance of 24 km from the airport and around 2 km from the railhead.
There are other hotels & resorts where you get all facilities and services and that too in your budget. They are like:
By Air - The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport, which is at the distance of 23 km from Calicut.
By Rail- The nearest railhead is Kozhikode, situated 16 km away from the Kappad Beach.
By Road- NH 66 is well connected to Calicut, while NH 17 connects Mumbai via Udupi, Goa and Mangalore.
Best Time to Visit- October to March
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