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Beaches of Kerala

Kerela has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. All of it as peaceful as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever.

Kovalam beach: This internationally renowned beach resort of Kerela has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost , known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular, Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all the budgets.

Poovar Beach:
Poovar is an unspoilt and unexplored island, envoloped by the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a dream golden sand beach.

Shanghumugham Beach: This is a favorite haunt of sunset viewers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram ( Trivandrum ) airport and Veli Tourist Village.

The Varkala Beach: Vakala 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

Alappuzha Beach: This is one of the most popular picnic spots in alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is about 140 years old.

Cherai Beach
- This lovely beach bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occassionally seen here.

Fort Kochi Beach - The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British.Fort Kochi Beach is located about 12 km from Cochin. Originally a fishing village, Fort Kochi is believed to be the first European township in India, which still maintains its old colonial charm. Much of the heritage tourist attractions in Fort Kochi are located within the vicinity of the beach. The tiny stores put up along the walkway to the beach have stunning collection of stone and shell decorative and ornaments. The New Year Eve carnival and celebrations at the beach will give you immense moments to behold.

Kappad - This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawing rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.

Bekal Beach: Bekal Fort, which is considered to be the largest and best-preserved fort, is about 130 feet above sea level, standing on a 35-acre cliff that runs into the Arabian Sea. Bekal beach that seamlessly adjoins the fort thus possesses a historical and archeological significance. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the sea from the fort and also visit the Bekal fishing village. One of the most popular locations for Bollywood movies, Bekal is one among the worth seeing beach hangouts of Kerala.

Beypore Beach: One of the revitalizing beaches of Kerala, Beypore Beach is located on the mouth of the Chaliyar River. Beypore is the commercial centre for Uru – Arabian trading vessel building. Tranquility and serenity of the beach along with a warm embrace of cold breeze is what that makes Beypore beach so dear to its travelers.

Kappil Beach: Kappil beach is secluded and is blessed with immense natural beauty. Fresh and moderately shallow, this beach attracts many vacationers who love swimming and sun bathing. Also, the beach has it peck for adventure lovers; a thrilling trek to the nearby Kodi cliff can render one a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Kozhikode Beach: Kozhikode, one of the scenic towns of north Kerala, was the capital of Zamorins and has been a prominent trade and commercial centre from the times of yore. This beautiful and spic and span looking beach at Kozhikode is the much preferred haunt of sunset lovers. The beach holds a light house and two sea piers that are almost 125 years old. The Lion’s club and the Children’s park are the other attractions in the beach.

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