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Dec
2017

Kappad Beach Kerala- the historic beach where Vasco-da-Gama landed!

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Locally known as Kappadavu, Kappad beach is one of the main attractions of Kozhikode. A lush, serene beach shaded by inland palm trees, it has golden sands. Kappad is that beach on which the Portuguese navigator, Vasco-Da-Gama kept his foot when he arrived in Kerala, way back in the year 1498. This also led to the beginning of Portuguese influence in Kerala and Goa. Tourists can even spot colorful birds like sunbirds, drongos, egrets, and parakeets.

 

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