Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar coast. Here, 501 years ago, 170men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history. The story of a long and tumultuous socio-political relationship between India and Europe. It was the spices and wealth of Malabar that first brought the Arabs, the Phoenicans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English to Kerala. Kappad has witnessed many such landings. Kappkadavu (Kappad) is a small coastal village in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. For the people of Kozhikode, this pleasant stretch of rock studded beach is Kappakkadavu. To the tourist it is one of the most charming of Kerala’s beaches.
How to Reach
Nearest airport – Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 23 km from Kozhikode town.
Private transport vehicles are available to reach destinations from Calicut Municipal Bus stand (new bus-stand).
Nearest railway station – Kozhikode, about 16 km