Beaches In Kerala
Kerala beaches may be take a backseat
because of the backwaters, but entire 600-km length of the Kerala coast
is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms that
definitely merit a visit in every tourist itinerary. Touring the beach
sites of Kovalam can make any beach holiday a delightful one, as
Kerala's beaches are renowned for the gentle surf and blue waters. Beach
travel has never before been so exciting!
- Kovalam Beach - small village along the
shoreline, fabulous beaches, most popular is the Lighthouse Beach,
the northern most Samudra beach, least affected.
- Marari Beach - one of the local fishing
villages, completely new to the holidaymaker, endless miles of
superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory, local
charm and traditional Kerala
- Kumarakom Beach - cluster of little islands on
the Vembanad Lake, part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary
spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and
an ornithologist's paradise. Birds include Egrets, darters, herons,
teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the
Siberian storks. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom
sanctuary is a boat trip.
- Alappuzha Beach - a popular hangout and
relaxation spot, around 140 years old pier that extends in to the
sea, lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers, Alappuzha
is a natural wonderland.
- Beypore Beach - prominent ports and fishing
harbours of ancient Kerala, also known for its ancient ship building
- Varkala Beach - the most popular beach resorts
in Kerala, mineral water springs with medicinal properties, also an
important Hindu pilgrimage centre.
- Fort Kochi Beach - historic fort, leisurely
walk through the lanes of the city to learn about eventful colonial
history and European regimes who ruled it.
- Kappad Beach in Kerala - Vasco da Gama landed
on its shores on 27th May 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. A
pillar with inscription "Vasco Da Gama landed here,
Kappakkadavau in the year 1498" stands on the beach. The beach
here is very calm with a stretch of rocks projecting into the sea.
- Dharmadam Island - beautiful beach island,
coconut palms, green bushes, breathtaking sight. Permission is
required to enter this privately owned island.
- Ezhimala Beach - a picturesque site with a
hilly backdrop, carved Stone Pillars, an ancient Burial chamber and
an ancient Cave can be seen at the foot of the hills, famous for
- Mopila Bay - natural fishing harbour with
quite a modernised fishing harbour look, built with assistance under
the Indo-Norwegian pact, ruined fort and temple.
- Muzhappilangad Beach - one of the longest
beaches in Kerala, also the only drive-in beach in India.
- Pathiramanal Beach - island beach on the
Backwaters, a favourite natural hub of hundreds of rare migratory
birds that reside over here from different parts of the land.
- Payyambalam Beach - beautiful beach sites,
surfing in calm and peaceful waters.
- Sankhumugham Beach - breathtaking sunset, a
favourite haunt of sunset watchers.
- Tanur Beach - coastal fishing town believed to
be visited by Francis Xavier in the year 1546 AD.
- Thangassery Beach - a seaside village of
historic importance, ruins of an old Portuguese Fort and churches
built in the 18th century. 144 feet high Thangaserry Lighthouse open
to visitors from 1530-1730 hours every day.
- Thirumullavaram Beach - beautiful beach filled
with coconut palms, ideal for an early morning walk.
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