Saddam Beach – Kerala
Named in honour of the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is the extremely scenic “Saddam Beach”. This beautiful beach is located in Kerala in the Malappuram district. In addition, it was earlier named after the great King of Mysore Tippu Sultan. Apparently, a majority of the population living around this beach are Muslims while a minority belonging to Hindu community. In 2006 on the death sentencing of Saddam the villagers protested organizing a protest rally and mouthing anti-Bush (then then US president) slogans.
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How to reach the Saddam Beach
- By train:
The closest railway station to this beach is located in Calicut at a distance of 50 km. The Calicut Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting point would be Kozhikode and Calicut.
- Via Kozhikode:
There are three routes from Kozhikode to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and NH-966, via Calicut Road and NH-966, and via Calicut Road and Parappanangadi-Chemmad-Malappuram Road.
2. Via Calicut:
There are three routes from Calicut to this beach, and they are via NH-966, via Calicut Airport Road/Kondotty- Kolappuram Road/KondottyTirurangadi Road and NH-966, and via NH-66 and Parappanangadi-Chemmad-Malappuram Road.
- By air:
The closest airport to the beach is located in Calicut. The Calicut International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Saddam Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 38 degree Celsius to a minimum of 23 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy”. Meanwhile the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is “pleasant” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 29 degree Celsius to a minimum of 13 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this scenic beach is from December to February.
Things/activities to do
This scenic and secluded beach is renowned for being named after the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and there are not many things/activities found around this beach.
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