Kappad is a famous beach town of historical significance, located near to Calicut along the coast of Konkan. This is the beach where Vasco Da Gama landed in India for the first time in the year of 1498. A small stone monument is stating this historical event in Kappad beach. It is best enjoyed in evening time. Travellers are enchanted by nearby fishing villages and can taste fresh delicious sea foods at the sea side restaurants and hamlets. Along the beach, there is a an ancient temple of 800 years old is proudly stands and remains as another point of attraction. Golden sand and Clear blue water will unwind the tangled nerves. Kappad is a known place for ayurvedic treatment and an ideal place for swimming and water sports.
Must See Places
It is a clean and fresh lake surrounded by virgin forests and range of hills, located in Kappad vicinity. Rich is flora and fauna. Excellent fishing place and tourists can enjoy the sizzling boat rides to experience the complete essence of Pookot lake. Nice place to hang out with friends and families. Children sports and funs are available in nearby children park.
Sri Mahaganapathi Temple
A popular temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, located in Kappad. Annual festival is celebrated wth pomp and show, the entire night is celebrated with traditional art forms and folk dances of Kerala. Theyyam is another form of traditional art which is performed during the second day of festival by devotees, even tourists are allowed to participate and to perform.
Kappad beach and cruises
It is a beach of historical event where Vasco Da Gama first touched India in 1498. A small stone made monument is witnessing this great historical event. 800 years old ancient temple is worth to visit, located along with the beach. Tasty delicious foods at sea side hamlets, swimming, water sports, fishing and boat rides are the favorite tourist attractions of Kappad beach. A stay in cruises is the ideal choice to explore the nearby beautiful fishing villages and to enjoy salubrious climate and golden glistering sands.
Korapuzha river, Cheekilode village and Kozhikode are other popular visiting places in Kappad.
How to reach Kappad
The nearest airport is located in Kozhikode at a distance of 45 km from Kappad.
Kozhikode railway station is located around 45 km from Kappad and considered easiest mode of transportation to reach Kappad.
Frequent bus services are provided by KSRTC and private sectors.
In Summer 10-22°C and in Winter 13-27°C. July to march months are ideal time to visit Kannur. Best visited throughout the year.