Muzhappilangad Beach. Kerala India
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is a beach located in Kerala, in Southwestern India. It is located parallel to National Highway66 (formerly National Highway 17) between Kannur and Thalassery.
|One of the entrance on north side of the beach|
To get to this place, if you are driving from Tellicherry towards Kannur, take the left turn just before the first railway crossing. You will encounter the road after crossing the Moidu bridge. The beach is about 5 km long and curves in a wide area providing a good view of Kannur on the north. Local laws allow beachgoers to drive for a full 4 km directly on the sands of the beach. The beach is bordered by black rocks, which also protect it from the stronger currents of the ocean.
This beach is the largest Drive-In Beach in Asia .It is very wide and the sand is firm so driving is very smooth unlike other beaches.
The hammer and sickle monument on the beach rocks.
(Behind the rocks) Approximately 100–200 m south of the beach there is a private island called Dharmadam Island (Pacha Thuruthu in Malayalam, which translates to Green Island in English). It is possible to walk to the island during low tide.
|Northern view of the beach.|
|Shallow depth water splashes on the shores|
Watch my video on the Drive. I fix my HD sports cam on the front grill of my car.. and just drive through ther beach. It was a rainy day, that's why the beach was empty.
Since the late 90's, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter. even though the beach has attracted many lucky visitors into her,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.
Happy driving on beach...