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Kappad Beach


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          Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is famous as the beach near Kozhikode (Calicut), India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on May 20, 1498. His voyage established the searoute from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent presence of various European merchant companies, leading to eventual domination and rule by the East India Company and later the period of British colonial rule Kappad Beach, a clean beach with safe waters, is located about 16 km from Kozhikode town.




          A plaque set on a pillar says that it was here that the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama landed on May 27, 1498, when on his first visit to Kerala. However, many historians believe that though he had anchored his ship here, he landed at the nearby port, Pandalayani Kollam.


          The beach, that is popular with tourists, is quiet except for a few hours in the morning, when the fishermen launch their boats at dawn, and in the evening when they return with their catch. Sometimes, you can see them spreading fish on the beach to dry them.


 

          Other interesting sights here include a rocky headland stretching into the sea and a 100-year-old temple.







     Nearest Tourist Places in Kozhikode




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     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Calicut International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(45.8 km, 1 hours 01 mins )




   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Rd Pass by Parking Lot (on the left)
           400 m

2. Turn right onto Calicut Airpot Road Pass by Indian Coffee House (on the left)
           2.0 km

3. At Muthus Bakery Bldg, continue onto Ferokh-Palakkad Hwy/Kozhikode-Nilambur-Gudalur Rd/NH 213 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the right in 450 m)
           9.4 km

4. At Ramanattukara-Bypass Cir, take the 3rd exit Go through 1 roundabout
           22.4 km

5. Turn right at BP Petrol Pump onto Atholi - Kuttiyadi Rd/Puthiyangadi Koothuparamba – Chovva bypass/SH 38/SH 54 Continue to follow Puthiyangadi Koothuparamba – Chovva bypass/SH 38/SH 54 Pass by Atholi Station (on the right in 5.6 km)
           5.9 km

6. Turn left at Masjid Hilal onto Kappad - Thusharagiri - Adivaram Rd Pass by Juma Masjid (on the left in 1.7 km)
           2.5 km

7. Turn right onto Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by Thiruvangoor Primary Health Center (on the left)
           1.8 km

8. Take the 2nd left onto Pookad Beach Road Pass by Poonkulangara School (on the right in 500 m)
           1.3 km

9. Turn left onto Thiruvangoor Kappad Rd Destination will be on the left
           32 m

10.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Calicut Railway station(CLT)

 Road :

 From Calicut Railway Station(CLT) to spot(21 km, 40 mins )




   Directions :



1. Head towards Old Railway Overbridge north on Railwaystation 4th Platform Rd
           290 m

2. Turn left onto Big Bazaar Pass by Iron House (on the left)
           750 m

3. Turn right onto Beach Rd Pass by Puthiyakadavu Maha Ganapathi Bhuvaneswari Temple (on the left in 2.2 km)
           9.2 km

4. Slight left at Blessed Chavara Education Trust onto Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by Toddy Shop (on the right in 3.6 km)
           5.3 km

5. Keep right to stay on Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by Thiruvangoor Primary Health Center (on the left in 2.1 km)
           3.8 km

6. Turn left at Pookkad onto Pookad Beach Road Pass by Poonkulangara School (on the right in 500 m)
           1.3 km

7. Turn left onto Thiruvangoor Kappad Rd Destination will be on the left
           32 m

8.Spot



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