Kappad Beach, the main tourist spot of Calicut
Significance of Kappad Beach
Kappad Beach is the one of the most famous beaches of Kerala. The beach is also famous for both beauty and historical importance. The great explorer Vasco Da Gama landed here along with other 170 sailors in May 20, 1498. There is a monument in Kappad Beach stating, 'The great explorer Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1948'. It was during the reign of Zamorins (Samuthiris) they came to Kappad Beach.
Later many foreigners came here for the famous spices of Malabar. Soon they became friends of Maharajas of Kerala. This has put the way for them to take hold over Indian spice market. The beat way to reach this beach is by boating through Korapuzha River. Many tourists including foreings comes here to enjoy the beauty of sinking sun to red sea. It's a mind refreshing scene to be washed. It's a bestplace to hand out your all worries and tensions.
The main Attractions of Kappad Beach
One of the main attractions Kappad Beach is the sea lagoons and back water drive. Tourist can go along with local fisherman in traditional boats for fishing. While boating through Korapuzha River one can enjoy the scenic beauty of green fields, lagoons, lakes, hill side views, old temples and churches. That temple which could be seen while boating is build 800 years ago. The sail through Korapuzha would be the unforgettable event in your life. The sunset view from here is also very charming. It just fills our mind with great energy and refreshment. There are few parks nearby- lions Club and children's park.
Other Main Attractions near Kappad Beach
1) Mananchira Square
It is situated at the heart part of the Calicut city. The big green park and pond at there is famous. The main town hall is situated near to it.
2) The Art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum
It is situated at East Hill, Calicut. It contains various monuments and old craftsmanship.
3)Lalitha Kala Academy
The main office situated near to Calicut city. One could enjoy old arts ofs Kerala there.
4) The Planetarium
The Planetarium is situated half a kilometer from the NH.
Location of Kappad Beach
It is located very near to Calicut city, only 15kms and can be reached within an hour.
Where to stay at Kappad Beach
There are many accommodation facilities in Calicut city. Moreover, the tourists can stay in the Kappad Beach coast by staying at Kappad Beach Resort. They would also provide you vegetarian and non- vegetarian foods. You could also enjoy the beauty of Kappad Beach by standing on the balconies of Kappad Beach Resort.
When to come to Kappad Beach
Since it is a beach better not to come in monsoon seasons and better to come on summer seasons (March to May).
How to reach Kappad Beach
1) By Road: Many private buses are there from Calicut city to Kappad Beach from time to time
2) By Rail : The nearby railway station is just 16km from Kappad Beach. You can easily reach Kappad Beach within half an hour.
3) By Air : The nearby airport is Karipur International Airport, just 23km from Kappad Beach.
Phone numbers related to Kappad Beach
Kappad Beach Resort
+91 496 2688777,
+91 496 2689191
Kappad Beach Resort