Kappad Beach

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With its long stretch of pale-golden sands backed by tall coconut palms Kappad Beach is as delightful as any in Kerala. It is also just the right combination of wild beauty but with all the amenities and conveniences close at hand.

Long before the beachgoers, Kappad Beach was an important place in Kerala’s history. In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama led 170 men to land its shores. You can visit this sight today, and you can imagine what this sandy beach, surrounded by green hills must have looked like all those years ago. Situated away from city life, things probably haven’t changed that much.

Another major attraction on the beach is an 800-year-old temple. You can travel to the beach through the backwaters to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this peaceful spot. You can swim in the backwaters, or eat at one of the shacks by the beach. There is plenty of shopping at the Main Bazaar at Mittai Theruvu nearby.

This is one of the most popular beaches in the region, and it is known for its natural beauty. The backwaters are breathtaking, and the coconut palms surrounding the area are majestic. Besides taking a canoe in the Pookot Lake or the Kappad backwaters, you can visit a bird sanctuary or the Thusharagiri Waterfalls nearby.

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