Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is a beach in the state of Kerala in southwestern India. It is located parallel to National Highway 66(formerly National Highway 17) between Thalassery and Kannur. Kerala’s only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad beach which stretches across four kilometres of sand where one can drive down the entire length. This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in India and is featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in BBC article for Autos. Approximately 100-200 m south of the beach there is a private island called Dharmadam Island. It is possible to walk to the island during low tide. The 7 kms long beach attracts its fair share of visitors, mostly those who want to enjoy a fine ride through the sandy shore line in their car or on motor bike.
The main attraction of this Muzhappilangad beach is a beach festival is celebrated in the month of April. This festival attracts many people and young adventurous people try many driving stunts in cars like drifting and wheeling in bikes as this is a paradise for driving along the shore. The black rocks scattered here and there on the sea, barricades high currents. Thus the sea here looks like a peaceful swimming pool with coconut groves fencing the pool. Swimmers can have gala time in Muzhapilangad Beach. These rocks provide habitat for Blue mussel, a delicious seafood. Beach attracts bird-watchers from far off places as hundreds of birds flock here during various seasons. Since the late 90’s, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter. A major share of foreign and domestic tourists are not aware of the potential of this elusive destination. It is a must see destination for Indians as well as foreign tourists. After the face lift of the beach there has been a huge improvement in the facilities available to the beach visitors including resorts, roads, etc. The beach is wide and the sand is firm enough to support smooth driving.
Adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing and microlite flights are possible at the Muzhappilangad Beach in Thalassery. Other attractions include water sports, power boating or a simple catamaran ride. Visitors and children can happily swim in these natural shallows without having to fear the powerful currents. You can soak up the sun while lying lazily on the rocks. Foodies, don’t fret! Muzhappilangad Beach is not just for adventure junkies; it is also a place to savour yummy food! Yes, the stretch of coast is known for Malabar Cuisine. So drive on the beach while munching on some
How To Reach :
By Air : Nearest Airport is Karipur International Airport, 100 km which is connected to major cities in India and cities abroad.
By Rail : Nearest Railway Station is Kannur, 15 km. Many express trains from major cities of the state ply on a daily basis to this rail head.
By Road : An excellent road transport system connects the town to all the major towns of South India. There are frequent bus services from Mangalore, Bangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode.
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