Kappad Beach, Kozhikode – Kerala

Kappad Beach, a clean beach with safe waters, is located about 16 km from the town of Calicut. A plaque on a pillar says that it was here that the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama landed on May 27, 1498, when on his first visit to Kerala . However, many historians believe that, although he had anchored his ship here, he landed at the nearby port, Pandalayani Kollam .
The beach, which is very popular with tourists, is quiet except for a few hours in the morning, when fishermen launch their boats at sunrise, and in the afternoon return with their catch. Sometimes, you can see your fish spread on the beach for them to dry. Other attractions include here a rocky promontory stretching into the sea and a 100-year-old temple.