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Kappad Beach near Kozhikode

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Kappad Beach

The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed in Kappad Beach in 1498. He was the first European to reach India by sea. He came to establish a trade route between his native Portugal and the Malabar coast. Kerala has always been famous for its spices and that was also the main reason why ancient traders followed the ‘spice route. There was big demand in Europe for spices like pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. …