Visit the well maintained, neatly kept and securely guarded beaches of Kerala that are turning into an ideal beach vacation destination in India. This natural wonderland is blessed with nature’s green beauties including lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers. The vast network of 44 rivers criss-crossing Kerala, make it a home to a long and charming shoreline that houses numerous beaches and beach resorts.
Besides its coastal beauties and beaches, Kerala is visited for the world famous Snake Boat Races which are organized in these waters around the Onam festival. Kerala witnesses a constant rush of people tired from the monotonous urban life. These people find comfort in the tranquil waters of Kerala. The beaches of Kerala, dotted with swaying palm trees, are beautiful stretches of clean sand.
Plan a trip to Kerala beaches and relax on the golden sands while stretching out in the shade of the rows of palm trees along the beaches, drinking the refreshing juice of a tender coconut and having an Ayurvedic massage. The water of Kerala beaches has a soothing and calming influence on mind and body and it relaxes the senses and souls of those who seek solace on its shores. A few popular beaches in Kerala are:
Alappuzha or Alleppey is a district blessed with spell-binding beauty. It lies in the east of the Arabian Sea. A vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crossing it makes it the ‘Venice of the East’. The beach is a home to several avifauna (bird) species. This wonderful relaxing beach is also frequented for fishing.
It serves as the starting point of your backwater cruise to explore the beautiful countryside of Kerala. Surrounded by lush greens, the Kovalam beach is always dotted with a number of boats and Kettuvalloms (houseboats). Kovalam beach is an ideal destination for surfing and it enjoys a pleasant tropical climate throughout the year.
Dharmadam Island Beach
Located 17 km from Kannur, this small 5 acre beautiful island is dotted with coconut palms and green bushes. The island is about 100 metres from the mainland of Dharmadam and a special permission is required to enter this privately owned island.
Located at a close proximity to the Cochin city, Marari is the most fabulous stretch of soft sandy and palm fringed beach. It offers an idyllic location for relaxing holidays far away from the hustle bustle of the urban life.
Fort Kochi Beach
The historic city near the beach showcases a different kind of lifestyle inspired by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. This cultural influence is clearly revealed in the Indo-European architecture in Fort Kochi. Cochin Carnival on the New Year eve is the major attraction at this beach.
Varkala beach is a highly revered place because of an ancient shrine of Lord Vishnu dating back around 2000 years. Consisting several mineral water springs, popular for their medicinal values, the beach is also called ‘Papanashini’. People believe that a dip in the holy waters of Varkala beach purifies the body and the soul.
A few decades back, it was a ship building centre. Located in north Kerala, the Beypore beach was initially developed by the Arabs. Remnants of the ship building industry and the old wood industry can still be seen here.
This beautiful beach has a hillock towering about 286 metres. The beach is famous for a number of water sports activities and a Naval Academy.
This long clean beach is an ideal spot for swimming and Ayurveda therapies. Tourists can take sunbathe or just lounge around the golden sands. The beach is surrounded by black rocks.
A few other prominent beaches in Kerala that are perfect for Ayurveda therapies, water sports activities and relaxation, are:
- Bekal Beach
- anwatheertha Beach
- Kappad Beach
- Kappil Beach
- Payyamblam Beach
- Poovar Beach
- Shanghumugham Beach
- Somatheeram Beach
- Tanur Beach
- Thirumullavaram Beach
- Vallikunnu Beach
Kerala beaches and the nearby regions are famous for delectable sea food, friendly people, smiling sun, sapphire blue water and swaying palm trees. These fascinating beaches are best suited to rejuvenate your mind body and soul.