Beach bounty


The sights at Moodadi and Kollam beach
The sights at Moodadi and Kollam beach

Kozhikode’s shimmering coastline is its cherished possession. Evenings and holidays are not the same if we haven’t headed to the beach. Sea-shore and revelry are so enmeshed that the city beach is often like a carnival. Those seeking peace are shooed out by merriment. The ones who cherish a little more space may choose Kappad. But Kappad is on every tourist’s map. So too is Beypore.

For those looking for peace, reflection and Nature’s wonder, there are options, most of them unexplored. A little over 25 km from Kozhikode city, further down from Koyilandy, there are beaches rich in myth, history and beauty. The beaches at Kollam and Moodadi are a little different Both are intermittently fenced by rocks that sneak into the sea. If the Kollam beach has on its shores the ancient Parapalli mosque, now renovated, by the Moodadi beach is the old Urupunyakkavu temple, a popular spot to offer bali .

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