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Kappad Beach

 

This pleasant stretch of rock-studded beach is one of the most charming of Kerala's beaches.

Kappad often known 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 spices and wealth of Malabar brought the Arabs, the Phoenicans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English to Kerala. Kappad has witnessed so many such landings.

Kozhikode was the most important trade centre of the region and the Zamorins who ruled it were powerful and shrewd. Though the Portuguese were welcomed here they were not too well encouraged or entertained for long by the Zamorins. This could be one reason why they shifted base to Kochi and Kollam. Only a little stone monument marks this historic place. On the rocks nearby is a temple, believed to be 800 years old.

Best Season:
November - April

Emergency Details:
Tourism Department, DTPC,
Phone : 2373862.

Transport Terminals:
Kozhikode (16 kms away)

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station : Koyilandy Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Calicut Airport
Tags : Kozhikkode
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