The thought of driving on a beach sounds very exhilarating but experiencing the same in reality is even more thrilling! Yes, if the thought excites you then this place can be your next vacation spot. All you need to do is head towards Kannur District in Kerala to witness a beautiful and the longest drive-in beach in Asia, Muzappilangad Beach.
The stretch of this beach is about 4km long and driving on it along the waves comes across as a satiating experience. For this, one has to pay a fee to take the vehicle on the beach shore which is not more than Rs 50. After which, all that is left for anyone is to enjoy and drive along the shore till sunset. You can also experience a lot of water sports too, such as paragliding, parasailing, powerboating and catamaran ride on Muzappilangad beach.
There is every reason to visit Muzappilangad Beach. Firstly, it is considered as the longest drive-in beach of Asia which is featured among the top 6 best beaches by BBC for driving in the world. Apart from this, the white sands, the gentle waves, the calm and soothing sky, the food, the resorts are some good reasons to visit and enjoy this place.
Dharmadam Island. It is a nearby travel attraction where tourists come to admire the tranquil ambience of this tiny island. People say that the journey to this nearby island is filled with dolphin encounters that are bound to delight you. Reaching this island is yet another adventurous thing to do. Yes, as you can walk to the island during low tides.
Sree Koormba Temple. It is another most visited sight and also the highlight of the Muzappilangad village. Every year, in the month of March a three-day festival is held in the temple wherein a grand procession takes place in the village. Witnessing this scenario is not less than a delight to experience.
Driving. One cannot drive a car on a beach shore because the sand at most beaches is not firm and tyres sink in the sand, but that’s not the case with Muzappilangad Beach. So if during your stay here you are heading out for a sunbath at a beach don’t forget to take your car along!
Swimming. You can safely swim along the shore of Muzappilangad beach as the solid rocks obstruct the deep currents from reaching the shore. Good news for the swimmers out there isn't it?
Local Cuisines. You will find a lot of stalls selling snacks around the beach. They serve you with freshly prepared Malabarian cuisines and fish snacks.
Any time of the year is good to visit the beach. People only avoid visiting the beach during monsoons as it is too humid. Considering this fact one can plan a visit anytime from September to March.
By Air. The nearest airport to Muzappilangad beach is Calicut International Airport, which is about 102 km away from this place. It has good connectivity with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh. After deboarding your flight you would need to take the local transport such as state buses or taxis to reach the beach.
By Road. Travelling by road is a great idea but only if you have enough time to travel for long hours. While on the road you get to witness the exotic green landscapes in the journey to admire. From places like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata you would need to cover a distance of around 2,529 km, 985 km, 2,779 km, 2,211 km.
By Rail. The nearest railway station to Muzappilangad beach is Kannur which is 15km away. One can take local transport to reach the beach. Some good options to reach here via train are August Kranti Rajdhani Express, Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express, Netravati Express.
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