The Muzhappilangad Beach festival is back.
After a brief hiatus for the last few years, the fun, colours, rides and competitions return to the popular beach in Kannur. 

The Muzhappilangad Beach Fiesta 2017 is rightly positioned to take advantage of the upcoming Onam and Bakrid holidays in God's Own Country, beginning from August 31 and continuing till September 10.

The Muzhappilangad Beach Fiesta 2017 is rightly positioned to take advantage of the upcoming Onam and Bakrid holidays in God's Own Country, beginning from August 31 and continuing till September 10

Earlier versions of the festival have been colourful affairs, with families and children enjoying themselves both on the shore and wading in the waters as well.

In addition to the usual culprits like trade kiosks, food stalls and amusements rides, there will also be special programs this time around including daily competitions for children and adults, cinematic dances and gaana melas by various troupes right there on the beach. 

This year, the festival will also play host to an auto show featuring the top automobile and motorbike companies of the country, ranging from Volkswagon to Harley Davidson.

A key highlight of this year's Muzhappilangad-Beach festival is the first 3 D kite festival in Kerala from September 5 to 7.


Another key highlight of this year's festival is the first 3-D Kite Festival in Kerala from September 5 to 7. Innovative illuminated LED kites to be flown at night, inflatable kites, train and stunt kites... the list of special attractions in this sector sound really attractive. There are even fun kite making workshops for children.

For those who are not aware of it, Muzhappilangad beach holds a few accolades that make it an awesome tourist destination. 


Considered one of India's most beautiful beaches, it has been featured as being one of the top six beaches for driving in the world by no less than BBC. 

Considered one of India's most beautiful beaches, Muzhappilangad has been featured as being one of the top six beaches for driving in the world by no less than BBC.
Image Source: KeralaTaxis


Muzhappilangad-Beach-Kannur in fact, the longest drive-in beach in Asia, stretching up to 4 kms. Its unique sand allows for a lot of drifting and wheeling right beside the water!
It is, in fact, the longest drive-in beach in Asia, stretching up to 4 kms. Its unique sand allows for a lot of drifting and wheeling right beside the water!

Dharmadam island lies a 100 meters south of this beach and during low tides, you can actually walk to the island through the waters. 

Dharmadam
Image Source: MyLandMyKerala
Can you imagine walking through the water right up to that island?


The boat journey between Muzhappilangad Beach and Dharmadam is fun too as you will often find dolphins swimming right beside you in the water.

Accessibility 

By road:
Parallel to National Highway 66.

By train:
From Kannur railway station: 15 km.
From Thalasserry railway station: 12 km.

You can find it on Google Maps here.


The Muzhappilangad Beach Fiesta 2017 begins on August 31, 2017 (with the Kannur Collector and MLA scheduled for the inauguration) and promises to be a lively joyous affair allowing the inner child in us all to participate and enjoy a fun evening at this amazing beach with family, friends and loved ones.

Dharmadam-Muzhappilangad-Beach-Kannur-Drive-In-Fiesta-2017-festival
For further details, you can contact the Festival Committee Chairman Dr Hanish Haneefa.

16 Comments

Shilpa Garg said…
Sounds like an action packed event with a lot of exciting things for one and all. Would you be going for this fest?
Balaka Basu said…
3D kites sounds interesting..never heard about this festival before but now after reading this post I surely feel like going.
tulika singh said…
Walking to an island through the water would be so adventurous and the festival sounds fun. The kids would love it. Oh and LED kites would be beautiful.
Soumya said…
Oh this looks nice! 3D kites would be scary right? :P
Mahak K said…
Would love to visit this beach and the festival sounds really fun too!
Definitely planning on it. It's near my workplace.
I checked it out online. Those 3d kites look awesome
True. I've never seen led kites myself. Would love to check it out.
I thought it would be but it's different from what you and I first imagined. Looks awesome
You definitely should keep the place in mind. It's an awesome beach... The photo opportunities alone :)
3D Kites!!! Really? They sound frickin awesome
Rajlakshmi said…
The drive along the beach sounds very exciting. I have never done that. Loved the beautiful photos you have shared. ��
shalz75 said…
Wow! ever since watching baywatch, I have had a dream to drive by the waves; didnt know its actually permissible. I need to go to this beach and soon! Thanks for sharing Doc
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