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Kappad Beach in Kerala
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on July 16, 2020 Share on

Tiptoe your feet in the golden sands of Kappad Beach, Kerala

Kerala is famous for its stunning beaches and pristine backwaters. Amidst them, one amazing beach is the famous Kappad beach, discovered by the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama. Nestled away about 15 kilometres from Kozhikode is a silent yet one of the sparkling beaches of the state.

Kappad Beach
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The very same Kappad beach that stands as a charming beauty was once used as a trade centre between the Arabs, Romans, Portuguese and the Greeks in the medieval era. Thus, the place gets the name ” Gateway to the Malabar Coast” fondly by many locals and businessmen.

Wander around the golden sands and enjoy the sound of waters gushing, while you get your body the much needed Vitamin D. Below are the ways to reach the Kappad Beach, the best time to visit the places and a list of things and places you could visit while visiting the famous Kappad Beach.

How to reach Kappad Beach?

By Road

The Kappad beach shares it shores to the rest of Kerala as well. One can either take a car and self-drive or can take public transport like the KSRTC bus. The cost to reach the beach by taking a bus is approximately INR 15 per person. You can also hire a cab or an auto if you are not willing to go by bus.

By Train

Located in Kozhikode, the nearest railway station to the beach is the Kozhikode Railway Station. If you are travelling from other states to Kozhikode, you can take the intrastate trains to reach the beach.

By Air

For everyone travelling to Kerala from other states of India, the state is really vast. So if the Kappad Beach is on your itinerary, we suggest you book flights to Kozhikode, Kerala. There are several direct and connecting flights to Kozhikode from different parts of India.

When is it a good time to visit the beach?

You don’t need to have a reason or a suitable time to visit the beach. Beaches can be visited at any time to enjoy long walks and a chill breeze. However, the weather in Kozhikode may play an additional point for you to take that walk on the beach. We suggest you visit here during the summer or winter. These are the only seasons when you can enjoy the pleasant breeze and chill on the sand and play games. Monsoons in Kerala are really evil, which means too much rainfall. Although rainfalls are not really bad, they do spoil the fun of going out.

Things to do at Kappad Beach

Like every other beach, Kappad beach is filled with mini fun activities.

A kid playing in the water
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  • Go on a boat ride
  • Swim in the backwaters of the pristine beach
  • Play a game of ball with your friends and family.
  • Enjoy the yummy cooked seafood that is freshly caught
  • Take a long walk or jog
  • Collect Seashells
  • Visit the Vasco Da Gama memorial
Fun game at the beach
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Places to visit near Kappad Beach

1. Pookot Lake

Backwaters in Kerala
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The Pookot Lake is a freshwater reserve located at Kappad. The lake is surrounded by dense forest and hills, making it a perfect place to go on a fun trek with your loved ones. While there, be sure to enjoy a slow boat ride that lets you take a peek at the lake and the varieties of fishes that lives in it. If you are travelling with kids, be sure to visit the children’s park that is closely located to the lake.

2. Sri Mahaganapathi Temple

If you are religious person, be sure to visit Sri Mahaganapathi Temple located in Kozhikode, closely to Kappad. Thousands and thousands of tourists visit here offering flowers and prayers to the temple’s main deity Lord Ganesha. Every year, a two-day festival is held and poojas are performed thanking the Lord for showering his blessings upon us. The temple is regarded as one of the top temples in Kerala.

3. HILITE Mall

Shopping is a way of expressing different forms of feelings a human experience. Shopping is also said to be therapeutic. So why not head to HILITE Mall and indulge in some self-pampering sessions. The mall is open on all days of the week between 10:30 AM and 10: 30 PM. With hundreds of stores to walk by, we are pretty sure you’ll find your day fun-filled here. If you are exhausted or hungry or craving for places to eat, you can always head to the food cart or run into a cafe on any floor and get your boosts on.

3. SM Street

SM Street is a famous commercial area in the city of Kozhikode. Crowded every single day, the street is a hub to many products like spices, handlooms, garments, etc. Not just commercial products but some of the rarest items like buffalo horns, rosewood carvings are available here as well. Pro tip: If you ever plan on decorating your house and re-doing your wardrobe, we suggest you head here. Reason – everything can be obtained at wholesale prices, saving you from a hole in your pocket.

If you ever plan on visiting Kozhikode, above are some of the best places you can visit to make sweet and loving memories with your family. Can it get any better? Travel with Pickyourtrail where we handcraft every single trip we plan, making it unforgettable every step of the way. You can get a variety of packages available with us or leave us a Whatsapp message and we will get back to you.

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