India is a land of beauty. From high snow-capped peaks of Himalayas to low shimmering coastlines of Kanyakumari, the country boasts of being a complete assortment of everything that nature has in its goodies to embellish itself. Thus, beaches are surely one of the most important and indispensable part of Kerala Tourism.
Long golden coastlines, shimmering water and a bright sunny day make Kerala beaches simply irresistible. They offer all a different kind of elegance. They are located mostly in the southern part of Kerala, spread 550km along the Arabian Sea.
The green coconut groves standing along the coastline, add to the beauty of the beaches.
Tour to Kerala Beaches is all about walking along the long coastlines, sailing, surfing, collecting shells, long sunbath and relaxing herbal or Ayurveda massages. The pristine beach of Kerala also boasts of some of the most exquisite resorts in the country.
Kerala was one of the major water trade-routes for the country during the times of Dutch and even during the British rule. Boats of different designs belonging to those days have still managed to survive till date. Poovar Beach near Kovalam was one of the major trading ports in its early days.
Bohemian Masala on Varkala Beach, Fort House in Kochi, Karikkathi Beach House on Kovalam beach, Motty’s Homestay on Alleppey Beach are some of the finest resorts and hotels to stay near Kerala beaches.
Following are the best Beach Destinations in Kerala
Alleppey or Alappuzha Beach falls under Alappuzha district. The beach is a sheer beauty with glittering sand and golden waves. Apart from the beaches, a lighthouse standing on the sea shore also draws a large number of tourists to the site.
Nicknamed as the Venice of the East, the beach is also a home to the 140 years old pier that stretches into the sea here. It is also a perfect place to enjoy water sports like swimming, surfing and para sailing. Vijaya park, close to the Beach also adds to the beauty of the beach.
Come to this beach if you love sand art. Many tourists just come here to get the perfect tanning on their skin. The beach rests near the famous Bekal Fort, one of the largest and well preserved forts in Kerala. It is a magical experience to walk along the beach, especially when it is illuminated after the sunset.
This beach is famous for many water sport activities like swimming, para-sailing, water scooter ride, surfing and speed boating. It is located in Vypin island of Kochi. And is about 30 km from the Kochi Airport. Kids love the beach also because of the dolphins that are occasionally spotted here.
It is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala and also the most visited destination in the state. Dotted with green paddy field and coconut groves, it is the golden beach of Kerala and is lovingly called as the ‘Princess of the Queen of the Arabian Sea.’ There is a park for the kids, built near the beach.
Travellers can hire a cab or taxi from airport or station to reach the destination. Buses and taxis are available to commute within and nearby the state.
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