Many moods of South Beach

Once the unglamorous face of the Kozhikode beach, South Beach, over the years, has grown to be a beauty. It’s long, paved walkway with ornamental lamps at the edge and sculptures at the centre, is where the crowds throng today. Good art, sea breeze, comfy seats, calm sea and the setting sun make it postcard stuff. Photos by S. Ramesh Kurup and K. Ragesh

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