Friday, July 10, 2009

Kappad Beach - Prestine!! but Untouched by crowds


Kerala is blessed since it has a long coastline, resulting in a wide variety of beaches. Somehow only Kovalam has got into the world map. But there are other prestine beaches as well which can give Kovalam a serious challenge. One such beach is the Kappad beach near Kozhikkode in the northen part of Kerala.
Kappad has a historical significance that Vasco Da Gama landed here. For more details about the historical theory visit here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappad_beach

The Indian domination by the European countries was a resultant of this find by Vasco Da Gama.

Well it was supposed to be an afternoon outing from our home @ kozhikkode on a saturday. Someone proposed Kappad, to which we got mixed responses like there is nothing to see there. Anyhow decided to make a visit at least for the sake of visiting a historically important place which we had many a times studied and helped us getting marks in history subjects..
The route was from calicut is this
Calicut --> thiruvangoor (NH 17 in calicut kannur route) -> turn left -> reach kappad

The moment we turned left from thiruvangoor in the road leading to kappad, we smelt something different.
Just see this scenary by the road side.
Soon we were passing through a series of pine trees doing business on a beach side which seemed to be a never ending beach. We had still not reached kappad, but stopped to enjoy this beach. See it to believe it.
We parked out vehicle near the pine tree set

Off we go to the beach
A view of our car from the beach
Unfortunately we didn't carry our swim dress coz someone had told that there is no beach to have a jump at. But what was on display was crystal clear shallow water which really was inviting us for a bath.

The beach was surprisingly deserted. A truly lonely beach with such scenary around is a charm for our eyes. I still remember the sight. Just see it to believe it.

After 1 hour or so, we started our journey to Kappad. A monument in memorial of Vasco da gama's expedition, signals the arrival of Kappad. The prominent building there is the Kappad Beach Resort which is located facing the beautiful beach.
A view of the lawns of Kappad beach resort. You can see the beach in the background.

The beach at Kappad has some rocky areas a la kovalamishque. Neverthless it is one of the must visit places if you are in and around Kozhikkode.


There is along walkway through one side of the resort. A walk through this walkway is sure to rejuvenate your mind and body with the cool breeze of sea, sound of waves, the color contrast of the nature and some of the most picturesque scenes.

Even the fallen tree seemed beautiful


The Kappad beach resort is an ideal place to stay to relax.
The beach is surprisingly not crowdy at all, one of the reason for it to be so clean. Make it a point to visit this place before it gets overly crowded.

1 comment:

Rahul said...

Kappad is an amazing beach... I loved being there.. so serene and beautiful.... very well documented...

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