Monument indicating the arrival of Vasco-da-Gama, Kappad
The Monument indicating the arrival of Vasco-da-Gama, Kappad in Kerala stands as a testament to the historic landing of the Portuguese explorer on Indian soil. It is located on the beach of Kappad in Kozhikode, Kerala, and marks the spot where Vasco-da-Gama first set foot in India in 1498. The monument was built in 1971 to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the landing.
The monument consists of a stone plaque inscribed with the details of Vasco-da-Gama's arrival and a statue of the explorer himself. The plaque is engraved with the words "Vasco-da-Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498" in both Malayalam and English. The statue of Vasco-da-Gama stands tall, overlooking the sea, with his arm raised in triumph.
The Monument at Kappad is not just a landmark, but a symbol of India's rich history and the beginning of a new era of exploration and trade
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