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Kapad Beach


Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is famous as the beach near Calicut, India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on May 20, 1498.

For the people of Kozhikode, this pleasant stretch of rock studded beach is Kappakkadavu. To the tourist it is one of the most charming of Kerala's beaches. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar coast. Here, 501 years ago, 170 men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history. The story of a long and tumultuous socio-political relationship between India and Europe. It was the spices and wealth of Malabar that first brought the Arabs, the Phoenicans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English to Kerala. Kappad has witnessed many such landings.


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Comments

Author: Sreedeep R27 Jun 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

Hi Aswin

Thank you for your excellent description.

It makes great sense to visit such historical places of India.

As a true Indian everyone should visit this place. The breeze, beauty of this place may drive us crazy.

Earth cant be such beautiful; Of-course its Kerala, the Gods Own Country.

Regards
Sreedeep



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