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An Evening at Kappad Beach

Kappad beach at Kozhikode, Kerala, is a picturesque beach as well as a place of historical importance as it was here that Vasco da Gama sailed and stepped in the year 1498. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Today only a little stone monument is left at the Kappad beach to speak of its great historic importance. On the rocks nearby is a temple believed to be 800 years old.

The best route to Kappad is along the backwaters. Unspoilt and uncrowded, the picturesque backwaters of Kozhikode offer a bewitching experience. A ride down the backwaters through the Korappuzha river brings you to the beach.