the historic beach. It is the beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the
27th of May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels, thus discovering a sea
route to India.
The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting
feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the
sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.
A solitary pillar commemorates
the event with the inscription, "Vasco da Gama landed here,
Kappakadavu, in the year 1498". The sea here is placid and
seemingly untouched by history or time.
16 kms from Kozhikode, Kerala
A Sprawling Rock that
Protrudes into the Sea
Prime Attractions of Calicut (Kozhikode)
With its own dream-like serenity, this natural fresh
water lake surrounded by meadows and trees on all sides is a haven for
peace-loving travellers. It is located half way from Calicut half an
hour ahead of Kalpetta. more..
Thali temple, located downtown
is an important temple of the erstwhile Zamorin Kingdom of Kozhikode.
The temple is famous for the 'Revathi Pattathanam', an annual
competition of pedagogic skills.