Kozhikode Beach

Kappad, Kerala 673304
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Kappad Beach has historically played an important role in the history of Kerala.

Kappad Beach has historically played an important role in the history of Kerala.

A beach is one of the few places on earth, which makes one acknowledge how big our mother earth is and how small we all look in front of it. Likewise, it is one of those places, which provides extreme peace and relaxation to people, in search of serenity. Kozhikode Beach is the most famous attractions of Kozhikode, which gives sunset viewers an unforgettable sight of the Arabian Sea and soothing water, reaching the shore in a rhythmic way. The old lighthouse and two crumbling piers that keep running into the ocean, add to the beauty of the beach and retain its old world charm.

This beach has a prominent place in the history of Calicut as there used to be a key port, where traders from Arabia and China weighed anchor and had been trading for centuries. The dock used by them exist in the same place, though in ruins now. The nineteenth-century piers have withstood the merciless beatings of waves, but have finally begun to collapse.

Located at a distance of 65 kilometers from Mangalore City, Bekal Fort has various unusual features. One of the most important among these is the water tank with its flight of steps. The fort also has a tunnel, opening towards the south and a magazine for keeping ammunition with broad steps that lead towards the Observation tower. This Observation Tower is an extremely famous spot here because of the stunning view it offers of the nearby towns of Kanhangad, Pallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, and Uduma. The ease of accessibility, golden shore, and the stunning view or the Arabian Sea makes this place a huge hit among the travelers.

People flock in large numbers to see the sunset from the beach. One gets a fresh supply of seafood in the shacks that surround the place. Kallumekaya (mussels) is a local favorite. A walk to Dolphins Point at dawn ensures a meeting with energetic dolphins. You are also greeted by a majestic lighthouse and two piers opening into the sea. Both have been here for over a hundred years. Children flock to Lions Park and the close-by marine water aquarium which is open on all days from 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs.

Best Time to Visit Kozhikode: September To May

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  • Kozhikode is well-connected through the bus with all the major cities of Kerala including, Calicut, Kochi, Thrissur, Trivandrum, Kollam, and so on.
  • The closest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station, which is around 3 km far from the beach.
  • The closest airport is Calicut International Airport, which is around 30.7 km from Kozhikode.
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Kappad Beach has historically played an important role in the history of Kerala. On these shores, more than 500 years ago in 1498, 170 men drove by Vasco-da-Gama first stepped onto Kerala. The whole State, particularly the Malabar Coast, could never be the same again.

A visit to Kozhikode is incomplete without a visit to this legendary site. The spice route flourished through this Beach. A walk in and around the place gives one a thought of its historical relevance. The rocks and small hills add to its charm. The nearby shacks are always stocked with excellent local delicacies and tea. Migratory birds creatures can be spotted sometimes also. Kappad Beach is a truly majestic destination, which will always hold a vital place in our history.

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