Kerala is blessed with a 600-km long
coastline that extends its length to 11 of the 14 districts of Kerala. On
Kerala's beaches, you can bathe in the glory of the sun or bask in the
splendour of the sunset and refersh yourself with a sip of tender coconut
The exotic, palm-fringed beaches of Kerala, which are considered the
finest and the most scenic beaches in the world. Now, major tourist
attractions, the serene internationally renowned beaches in Kerala like
the Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, and Alappuzha Beach are all set to sweep
the world with their beauty.
Kerala beaches offer surf and sand like no other coastal place in India.
Among the facilities you can enjoy at the beach sites of Kerala include
boating, sunbathe, swimming, water sports and Yoga. Even if Kovalam is a
favourite beach of every one who visits Kerala's coast, there are several
lesser known ones, if you are seeking solitude.
Major Beaches Of Kerala
Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the
district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is
around 140-years-old. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network
of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it,
Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty.
the Malabar coast along the Kerala shore line is a small village, called
Kovalam. A sleepy town that suddenly came on the tourist map when its
fabulous beaches were discovered. Today Kovalam has become one of the most
popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees
and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look.
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important
Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise
majestically from the coastline. Varkala's beautiful beachside has a more
than 2,000-years-old shrine of Lord Vishnu. This beach of Kerala is rich
in mineral water springs that are known for their medicinal value.
Kappad is a historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on
27 May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels - a site which witnessed an
event that changed the course of Indian history.16-kms away from Kozhikode
(Calicut), the pleasant, calm beach, locally known as Kappakadavu, is
studded with rocks and caressed by friendly waves.
Bekal, the old-fashioned little town of Kasargode,
153-kms north of Kozhikode, near the Karnataka border, is principally a
fishing community. Flanked on two sides by long, ravishingly beautiful
palm fringed beaches, the Bekal Fort stands proud on a promontory. This is
one of the largest forts in Kerala and has been under the control of
various powers including Vijayanagar, Tipu Sultan and the British. The
forts commanding position, with views across the bays to the north
and the south are breath-taking.