Kerala beaches may be take a
backseat because of the backwaters, but entire 900-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,
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
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
Beypore Beach - prominent
ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala, also known for
its ancient ship building industry.
Varkala Beach - the most
popular beach resorts in Kerala, mineral water springs with
medicinal properties, also an important Hindu pilgrimage
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 medicinal
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.