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Monday, January 13, 2014

Kapad Beach - Calicut,India

Kapad Beach is at a distance of 19 Kms from Calicut. The drive is smooth and the traffic is thin. After a river crossing,we turn left off the highway and travel around 5 kms to reach the beach. This stretch comprised mainly of fishing hamlets and there is lush greenery all around ( thickly dotted with coconut palms) so representative of Kerala ! Truly called Gods Own Country ! Kapad beach near Calicut (India) is an important location in History - Vasco de Gama landed here in 1498 thinking he had discovered America. There is a small insignificant monument on the road side to record this historical landing. Kapad beach in itself is a beautiful beach.

28 comments:

  1. I really like the photo of the boats and the reflection in the second photo is great. I can see why this region is called :God's Country."

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  2. Typical Kerala pictures! All of them are beautiful!

    Happy Pongal to you and your family, Ram!

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  3. Beautiful series of shots Ram, very nice reflections. Love to visit parts of the world that I probably will never get to.

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  4. Historical! Thanks for this lovely post.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  5. Nice place! Want to visit it sometime

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  6. the palm trees are amazing. I love all the different types of palms, they are my favorite trees. this is not that far from where you are, and looks like a place i would love to visit...

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  7. Nice pics. I have been to Calicut many times but not to the beach

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  8. love the boats and the reflections in the 2nd shot. neat photos.

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  9. Boats on the water can almost be the same round the world. So peaceful and serene.

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  10. I love Kerala!
    Love the captures, particularly the row of coconut trees and their reflection.

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  11. one of my favorite places. :-) beautiful photography.

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  12. and happy sankranti to you, Sir. Hope you are doing fine. :-)

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  13. wow...lovely images. I hope to see this place on my next visit to Kozhikode

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  14. The first picture is really beautiful! Interesting place!
    Léia

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  15. That looks a bit different to beach here!

    When snorkelling - which is what I do - I spend most time on the surface - and the head down pose exposes the top of my head to the sun - hence sunburn!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Looks like a warm and pleasant place! I can see why you enjoy it.

    Re your comment on The Villages: Our emergency services include various kinds of rescue assistance as well as fire control. So when there's an emergency such as a heart attack, the whole team turns out with ambulance and fire trucks!

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  17. Wow! Beautiful photos and amazing reflections.
    I love to see your wonderful country that I probably will never get to visit.
    I wish I could be there to enjoy such beauty. .

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  18. Vasco de Gama wiedział gdzie dotrzeć, bo jest pięknie. Pozdrawiam.
    Vasco de Gama know where to reach because it is beautiful. Yours.

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  19. Beautiful shots from the beach. I had been here as a kid.

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  20. Wow Rama, you too were in Kerala! My latest post is on Kerala too, a pure bliss:)

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  21. very interesting..had it been USA, im sure they would done up this historic site very well and attracted more tourists!!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  22. It has Kerala "written" all over it. Nice countryside. :)

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  23. Wonderful series. I really love the trees and reflection shot! Have a happy day!

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  24. As a school boy I hunted for the monument (Pillar) erected in commemoration of Vasco da Gama's arrival n Calicut. I alked the hole stretch upto Farok. I never knew about its actual location. Today I feel blessed..

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