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Kerala tourism Guide


Kappad Beach

Kappad Beach


Kappad betterly known as Kappakadavu is a well known beach located at Calicut in India. This is the place where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama first landed on May 20, 1498. This was the voyage that helped in establishing the sea route of Europe to India. This made the arrival of numerous European merchants in India easier. This in turn helped the British East India Company establish their rule in India and cursed India with the British colonial Rule in the later days.

Kappad Beach is situated in the Kozhikode town which is a very important beach destination in Kerala’s history. This is an adorable beach and is very calm which makes it a suitable place to enjoy the beach in the evening also. There is a pavement very near to this beach where there are numerous sculptures curved out of stone and is a must visit for every tourist.

Reaching the Kappad beach is very easy and from Kozhikode one can avail the backwaters of Kerala to reach the spot or can simply go by the road. One can also land at the Karipur International Airport. It someone wishes to go by train then he or she has to get down either at the Koilandy or the Kozhikode railway station which are the nearest railway station. On the Mavoor road there is the KSRTC bus terminal which is the nearest bus terminal.

At present there is a very beautiful cornice as well as a park in the Kappad beach and inside the park there is a well maintained rest room, restaurants and places to seat.

Nearest Places


How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Kappad Beach is only 44 Kilometres away from the Calicut International Airport(Karipur).
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Kozhikode(19 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities.

Tips for the traveller

  • The best time to go to Kappad beach is October to May.
  • Tourists who are visiting this place from abroad needs to have a visa form the government of India.
  • Booking a package with the Kerala tourism is the most sensible decision.


  • Kappad Beach is the main beach situated at Kappad and is also known as Kappakadavu by the local inhabitants.
  • Azhakodi Devi Temple is an ancient temple which is located at the heart of the Calicut city and it also comes with an auditorium.
  • Pookot Lake is a fresh water lake very near to Kappad beach and it is surrounded by mountains and hills.
  • The famous river Korapozha is situated just 18.9 Km away from Kappad.
  • Cheekilode is a small village near Kappad beach which is the land of many mosques and temples.
  • Sri Mahaganapati Temple is the most famous among the temples of Kappad located in Kozhikode.
  • RP Mall is the best place for entertainment in Kappad.

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