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Kappad Beach in Kozhikode

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: October-February (15°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  September-May

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Hundreds of years ago, the historical May 20 of 1498 witnessed the emergence of the first European ship at the Malabar Coast of India. Vasco da Gama, along with nearly 170 Portuguese men, stepped at what is today known as the Kappad Beach. A plaque at the beach testifies the event which would completely alter the history of India. The sea route devised by Vasco escorted many European powers to explore and exploit the riches of Malabar for the next 450 years.

A beautiful and calm coastal stretch dotted with coconut groves and flanked by rocky outcrops, the beach is a welcome place for those seeking solitude from urban chaos. Fortunately, the beach continues to remain untouched by crowds and urban developments. After exploring the beach, you can utilize the remaining time to visit an 800-year old Hindu Temple perched on a nearby rock and explore the mesmerizing backwaters of the region.

Road: Only about 18 km. from the centre of Kozhikode, this historical beach can be accessed via Edapally-Panvel Highway. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are the most convenient modes for this road trip from the city.

Railway: The railway station of Kozhikode is only about 21 km. from the beach and offers regular trains to major cities of South India. From the station, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw that would conveniently drop you at the beach.

Airway: Kozhikode also boasts of excellent air connectivity via its international airport, about 45 km. from the beach. It is recommended to look for nothing but a taxi to cover this road length.