Kerala “Gods own Country” is known for its beautiful beaches and extensive backwaters, and
is one of the major tourist attractions in India, both for
Indians and foreigners. The famous and most alluring Kerala
beaches are Kovalam beach, Poovar Beach,
Varkala Beach, Marari Beach, and Kappad Beach
etc. Kerala has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the
finest, charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural
harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. All these are as peaceful
as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and
as pristine as ever.
Kerala Beaches are :
Alappuzha Beach :
Alappuzha Beach is one of the most popular picnic spots in
Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is about
140 years old. Visit during sunset and you'll find the same sea
quietly jostling against the pure white sands, its waters
abundant with catch for the fisher folk. After meeting the
roaring sea, you can enjoy a lifetime boat cruise on the emerald
backwaters by a romantic night, the famous attractions of
Alappuzha beach. The beach houses the famous, ancient pier that
is about 140 years old and the age- old lighthouse that was
built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862 lies almost in ruins.
This lighthouse helped to increase the trade in the past by
transporting commodities and people through boats. These
historic remnants add a colonial air to the place that reminds
us of its bygone days.
is the historic beach located at a distance of 16 km from the
Kozhikode town, the Kappad beach is wrapped in a sheet of
history. Uncover it to know that this was the land where the
famous Portuguese sailor, Vasco da Gama set his feet in the year
1498 along with 170 men. This marked the beginning of a new era
and new relationship between the Indians and the Portuguese
which lasted for 4 to 5 centuries later. On the rocks nearby is
a temple believed to be 800 years old.
This internationally renowned beach of
Kerala comprises of three
adjacent crescent shaped beaches. The southernmost, known as the
Lighthouse beach, is the most popular. The amazing Arabian Sea,
the golden glowing sands and the coconut canopies all come
together as a package for the picture perfect holiday. The Beach
is just 16kms. from Trivandrum. A sheltered natural bay with
cool soothing palms and gentle waves. Where when you are tired
of aquatics, swimming or sunbathing, you can explore the
handicrafts, jewellery and cloth shops spread along the
waterfront. Not to speak of the delightful sea-food fare
including lobsters available at the beachside restaurants. The
middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a
base for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra,
is least affected of all by the changing times. It is dotted
with few rudimentary wooden fishing vessels.
This beach of Kerala is a favorite haunt of sunset viewers.
This Beach has an indoor recreation club, the Matsya Kanyaka ( a
giangetic 35m long sculpture of mermaid), a restaurant shaped
like a starfish and a traffic training park for children. A
star-shaped restaurant is also seen here. The Thiruvananthapuram
International Airport and a flying club are located near by.
Fishing is an attractive scene in Shanghumugham Beach.
Shanghumugham beach wears a festive look during the temple
festivals. The beach is more crowded during the weekends and
local holidays. Sunset at this beach is sight worth seeing. The
Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park here attracts children and
helps them to learn the traffic rules.
Poovar Beach :
Poovar Beach in Kerala is one of the most
picturesque Beaches in India. Poovar Beach is approximately a 45
minutes drive away from Kovalam. Beach of Poovar a beautiful
location in Kerala. This stunning location has been successful
in attracting many tourists over the years. This charming Kerala
beach is considered as one of the leading tourists spots in
Kerala. Poovar Beach is a place where life goes on as it did
hundred years ago, nonchalant of the worldly transformations.
Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River,
Sea and Beach meet the land. A rare find in Kerala, the southern
state of India. Poovar is unspoilt and unexplored, enveloped by
the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a
dream golden sand beach.
Marari Beach is an endless vista of sand and surf, but it is
more. An authentic experience of the world Kerala's traditional
fishing villages, and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way
of life. Marari originates from “Mararikulam ", one of the local
fishing villages. Here life still goes on much as it did a
hundred years ago, with the men going out to sea each day to
earn a living bringing in the daily catch. Marari offers endless
miles of superb sand beaches. The tourists can experience the
local charm and traditional Kerala Hospitality at its best.
Lovely Kerala Beach bordering Vypeen Island is ideal for
swimming. Dolphins are occasionally spotted here. A typical
Kerala Village nearby with paddy fields and coconut groves is an
added attraction. The beach is just 23kms. from Cochin. 15 Kms
long Cherai Beach is the best clean golden beach of Kerala and
is rightly called “The Princess of the Queen of the Arabian
sea". Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical kerala
village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added
attraction. The newly beautified 400 Meters of the main beach
with the walkway adds to the charm and the High mask lamp makes
the beach enjoyable even at night. Cherai is well known for the
mouth lingering fresh sea food.
Vakala Beach of Kerala is a seaside resort and spa, as well
as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with
rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. The
2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care
Centre are the two main attractions there. The sight of the sun
melting into the sea would blossom your poetic sense. The
mineral water gushing from the hill is believed to have
lovely beach of Kerala is 24kms. from Thrisssur. Stroll the
beach with fascinating fantasies, reminding you of nature, the
surroundings are gifted with backwaters surrounded by palm
grooves; relax in the beach huts or unwind in the hammocks. The
picturesque beach at Nattika village in Thrissur district is an
ideal place to spend leisure time. It remains virgin, as the
place is not much explored by visitors.
This wide and virgin Kerala beach is blessed with
an endless stretch of golden sand and graciously swaying palm
trees. This picturesque place is suited for beach holidays and
package tours. Nattika beach is the place to experience the love
of nature. The beach is clean and long. You can walk any long to
left or right. Deep sea fishing is an optional attraction.
beach is favorite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural
beauty is the old – world charm retained by the ancient
lighthouse and the two crumbling piers each more than a hundred
years old that run into the Sea. It was here at Kappad that
Vasco Da Gama landed in his search for the spices of the Orient.
Today the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic
sites, all combine to make this a popular tourist destination
filled with a warm ambience.
Its natural beauty and old world charm makes it a
dreamy place to visit. The beach has an old lighthouse and two
crumbling piers running into the sea, each more than a hundred
years old. Children can be entertained at the Lions Park and the
Marine Water Aquarium. One can drag from the beach the city of
Calicut or Kozhikode awaits you with its unique culture and
Beach is just 10kms. from the south of Kozhikode. The Beypore
beach is located at the mouth of the River Chaliyar and gives
you an opportunity to enjoy dreamlike vistas. One of the
prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an
important trade and maritime centre. Ancient Beypore was much
sought after by merchants from Western Asia, for its ship
building industry. Here, the time stands still as the specialist
craftsmen design and shape "Uru" (the traditional Arabian
The Beypore Beach has a bridge built nearly 2 kms
into the sea. It is actually made up of huge stones piled
together for nearly 2 kms making a pathway into the Arabian Sea.
Gaze in wonderment at the serene water world, listen to the
natural music of the sea waves and feel the quiet and calm of
this lovely tour destination in Kerala, South India.
Payyambalam beach of Kannur is a vast stretch of golden sands
dotted with coconut trees. The adjacent Baby Beach through the
Burnassery Cantonment is delightfully quiet. The beautiful Beach
is just 2kms. from Kannur. This secluded beach is an ideal
getaway for you if you want to spend a relaxed and laidback
evening amidst calm surroundings.
Take a Tour to Payyambalam Beach and experience
the beautiful Arabian Sea from the sandy shores of the
Payyambalam Beach. The well laid out garden and the massive
landscaped sculpture of mother & child erected by noted sculptor
Kanayi Kunhiraman makes it extremely captivating. The
beautifully landscaped garden next to the beach is also a major
crowd puller. It is a popular hang out among young and old
alike. This beach is an alluring place where many popular
Indian movies have been picturised. It is definitely worth the
visit if you go to Kannur.
beach is just 11kms. from Kannur . The beautiful stretch of sand
is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala. Kizhunna Ezhara
Beach is palm-fringed stretch of sand where in seclusion you
will find peace and retreat from daily drudgeries. The
surrounding coconut groves strewn all along the beach promises a
relaxed stay. In the evening the quiet atmosphere of the place
is enlivened by Kathakali performances.
Kizhunna Beach is an alluring place where life
goes on as it did hundred years ago, unperturbed by the worldly
commotion. This beach has a beautiful location where people come
for picnic or visit the place as a favorite weekend Getaway
where you can bath in the cascading waves and get the pleasure
of being pampered by nature. The Beach is ideal location for
relaxation and rejuvenating your spirits, as you will have
plenty of peace and solitude for yourself in this place.
Aqua-Tourism is one of the most significant characteristic of
Kerala and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach is a distinctive spot to
substantiate on this pivotal feature.
Meen Kunnu Beach:
beach is an uncrowded beach and a tourists' paradise. It is with
golden sand and surf and attractive one. It is 12 km from Kannur.
The beach is a tourist paradise with golden sand & surf. The
beach is 12kms. from Kannur. The name of the beach is derived
from the Malyalam Language where Meen means fish and Kunnu means
hill. This beach attracts a lot of tourists with its beauty.
Meen Kunnu beach is an expansion of Payyambalam Beach which is
located two kilometers from the new rewritten of Kannur.
Bekal Fort Beach:
beach is just 1kms away from Bekal Fort in
Kasargod. The sobriquet name of the beach is Pallikere Beach
this scenic seaside offers a spectacular view of the historic
fort and has ample facilities fro recreation & relaxation.
Beautification of the beach includes installation of two
sculptures of Theyyam created using laterite at the beach and a
shed with walls adorning murals created by artisans from
Nilambur. Apart from these a rock garden at the parking area has
been developed where laterite boulders of various size has been
utilized. Under the social forestry scheme planting trees has
been done in the beach area.
The imposing circular fort at Bekal is one of the
largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. The beautiful
expanse of the shallow beach is near the Bekal Fort Beach. The
beach has been illuminated during the evening hours so that
tourists can more spend time at the beach even after the sun
Multi shed and Eru madam would provide the
tourist enough facility to take rest and enjoy the sea breeze.
By using locally available materials seating arrangements has
been provided for the tourists at the beach. A park has been
developed here for children below 14 years.
Kappil Beach stretches along for more than 25 acres of land. The
beach is just 2kms. from Bekal fort , a winding lane meanders
through Palm – fringed landscape to this totally unpolluted
Secluded beach. The Kodi Cliff close by offers a panoramic view
of the Arabian Sea. 2km. away from the Pallikunnam Temple. For
those who prefer Thoreau to Harold Robbins, the secluded and
relatively unexplored Kappil Beach should prove idyllic. This
sun-drenched beach is a perfect getaway after a hectic tour of
the nearby Bekal Fort which is 6kms away. Besides the natural
beauty of the beach, adventure-loving souls can even ascend the
nearby Kodi cliff to get a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.
Kappil Beach of Kerala is a beautiful place where
life goes on as it did hundreds of years ago, unperturbed by the
worldly din. Kappil Beach is a lovely place where people come
for picnics or visit the place as a favorite weekend Getaway
where you can bath in the cascading waves and get the pleasure
of solitary saunters along the beach. Kappil Beach is an ideal
location for relaxing and rejuvenating your spirits, as you will
have plenty of peace and solitude for yourself in this place.
shallow water of this beautiful Kerala beach is ideal for
swimming. During November – December hordes of the endangered
Olive Ridley turtle come to lay eggs. Payyoli is one of the most
outstanding tourism spot which has a good crowd of visitors.
Payyoli is well-renowned for its famous Payyoli Beach, which is
merely 45 kilometers away from Kadavu and 14 kilometer all the
way through the Sea.
Payyoli Beach of Kerala will never fail to visit
the Trikkottur Perumalpuram Temple in Kozhikode District. Ardent
followers of lord Shiva will never fail to visit the temple
during their visit. This Kerala Beach offers a golden stretch of
sand and queued up swaying coconut palm trees which enliven it
further. A quiet and well groomed place for swimming, this
remote village is creditable for its serenity and down to earth
qualities. During the months of November and December, Olive
Ridley turtles, an endangered species come on shore to lay eggs.
This Kerala beach is lying just 15 kms from Trivandrum; this is
a historic spot, which was left unnoticed for a long time. The
capital of Ay-Vel kings of the 8th - 9th century, the only thing
that has withstood time is a rock temple, assigned to the period
of the Cheras because of a strong influence to die Pallava
Pandya architecture. The rock temple is just a little off the
main junction, and is a protected monument under the
Archeological Survey of India.
Vizhinjam Beach of Kerala was once a commercial centre for the
Europeans, Portuguese and Dutch who had trade ties with the
local kings. The attractions at Vizhinjam are the ruins of
rock-cut temples. The beach offers everything that is associated
with seaside destinations of Kerala. There are fishing boats
jostling for space, fishermen repairing their fishing nets and
women haggling over the price of the day's catch. All around is
the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. It is a pleasant
sight to see fishermen pushing their boats into the sea at