Kappad Beach, Kozhikode
16 kms from Kozhikode, Kerala
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A Sprawling Rock that Protrudes into the Sea
Vasco da Gama landed here in 1498
The beach, 16 km from Kozhikode, stranded on the shore of history with the landing of Vasco Da Gama on 27th of May, 1498.
Even after 500 years of the epoch-making mooring of the maverick navigator, Kappad remains calm, as if cataclysmic changes had just scrubbed around this spot. The beach, strewn with country fishing boats, is still in pristine beauty. The shore, bereft of concrete monstrosities, is in perfect silence ever since Gama left for other destinations.