This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the May 27,1498 with 170 men in three vessels. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the rock that protrudes into the sea. To the tourist, however, this little sea faring town is a haven. A ride down the backwaters through the Korappuzha river brings you to the beach. Un-spoilt and un-crowded, the picturesque backwaters of Kozhikode offers a bewitching experience.
Kappad offers the unique backwaters, which consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes & canals. Traveling on these backwaters is an experience one can never forget. . On the banks one can see lush green rice fields spreading away into the distance and coconut groves with the occasional temple or church.
Short Cruises at Kappad
A boat ride into the countryside offers a close look at rustic village life- fishermen launching their cockleshell boats,women catching fish with their feet, aimless cattle grazing, white lotuses floating here and there in small, shallow ponds.
This natural fresh water lake is covered by trees on all sides.It is located half way from Calicut ,half an hour ahead of Kalpetta.