Tourist attractions of Kerala Beaches

Kerala Beach

Kerala – the God’s Own country is blessed with the magical beauty of nature. This is the Indian state, most popularly known for its exotic beaches which are the rich amalgamation of crystal blue water and rocky/sandy beaches. Kerala is located along a 600 km long coastline, engraved with a network of 44 rivers with stretch of alluring beaches. Every year a number of tourists, honeymooners, young couples from all over the world come to visit these magnificent beaches .Kerala, occupying an area of approximately 38,863 sq km is a state in the southern part of India. Known worldwide as \‘God’s own country\’, the state has become a popular tourist destination on the world tourism map due to its lush greenery, calm backwaters and scenic beauty. With a wide variety of destinations from hill stations to beaches, from wildlife sanctuaries to pilgrim centres, Kerala has a unique combination of tourist spots. Large number of tourists from India and abroad visits Kerala which is loaded with various tourist destinations. Kerala is full with the picturesque beauty of nature and is a place of spirituality and grandeur. Kerala, The Venice of the East, is pregnant with its prosperous culture and tradition. There are a range of Kerala holiday tour packages available for the tourists so that they can explore the picturesque natural beauty of Kerala and prosperous Kerala’s tradition and culture.

 National Geographic has credited Kerala as one of the paradise among the ten paradises on the earth. Kerala is an ideal blend for a perfect holiday destination because of its demography and its diversified cultural background. Main things that usually comprises Kerala tour package are a visit to Lush hill stations, Sandy beaches of Kerala ,Religious Heritage and cultural sights, Kerala Ayurveda treatment and Unique Kerala backwaters. The name ‘The Gods Own Country’ and ‘Venice of East’ suits most to Kerala and these names are perfectly given to the place. Among Indian holiday vacation spots Kerala has become the most visited place among all Indian places. Kerala is an enchanting mosaic of coconut groves and paddy fields, wide beaches and labyrinthine backwaters, verdant hills and rainforests nesting between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.Tourists from abroad and within year throng the place throughout the year. The houseboat trip, tours, and places of attractions keep them engaged for at least a week. Kerala may be one of the greenest tourist places you ever see. Kerala has got a bunch of exclusive reasons to be called a paradise of tourists. A pleasing climate, sun kissed beaches, backwaters, hill stations, interesting wildlife, overwhelming waterfalls, Ayurvedic health tourism, charming art forms, mysterious festivals and lot more.

 Kerala coastline is beautiful and the sandy sun-kissed beaches of Kerala are also one of the most favorite tourist’s destinations. Kappad Beach, Kapil Beach. Kovalam Beach , Cherai Beach, Alappuzha Beach etc. are some of the beaches that beautify the coastline of Kerala. These beaches are very attractive and clean. When you visit these beaches of Kerala all you need to do is to leave the tension of the rest of your world behind you and just enjoy these beaches to its fullest.

 Kovalam Beach:–

Kovalam Beach

 Kovalam beach is the most sensational beach of the state, which is also a world famous beach since 1930s. It is located 16 km away from Trivandrum. The beautiful palm tress, dotted all around the beach creates a breathtaking sight. It has three adjacent beaches in crescent shape. Kovalam has 3 major beaches in its 17 km coastline. The southernmost beach is called the lighthouse beach. It is the most popular and the largest amongst. Many hotels, restaurants, lodges and shops are located here. It is frequented by outsiders who stay and enjoy Kovalam. . Most of the foreigner’s stay on Lighthouse Beach, which is more developed. There are some vendors on the beach, but they are not too pushy. It takes less than five minutes to walk from Lighthouse Beach to the second largest beach, Hawah Beach Hawah beach is the second largest beach, located in the middle. It is major fishing spot for the localites. While the northern most beaches is known as Samudra. It has not been changed yet with the passage of time. Samudra Beach doesn’t have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.

 There are a number of beach resorts, meditation and yoga centers around the beach. The Northern most crescent is crowded on weekends. It is very popular with the locals, day-travelers, and passing-by tourist buses. During the week it’s quiet. Hawa Beach in between is among one of the beaches in India where top-less sunbathing is tolerated and well appreciated by the locals. The tourism department provides a vigilant life guard service on both Lighthouse and Hawa beach. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclave in India, which known among tourist circuit right in 1930s. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. That started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India- the Kovalam beach.

 

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach:

 54 km in the north of Trivandrum Varkala beach which is another superb destination to refresh your body and soul. Adorned with the golden sand and palm fringes this isolated beach enhance the perfect surroundings to enjoy some soothing moments with your dear ones. Besides Varkala beach is also famous for its mineral springs and high rocky cliffs landscape. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are a unique geological feature on the otherwise flat Kerala coast, and is known among geologists as Varkala Formation and a geological monument as declared by the Geological Survey of India. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs.

Varkala is a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate. It’s well known for its dramatic sunsets. Settle into one of the beach shacks with a drink, and you’ll have an uninterrupted view of the sun as it slowly sinks down the horizon. The mineral spring that flows from the cliff at the southern end of the beach is believed to have medicinal properties. You’ll also find plenty of places specializing in yoga, and Ayurvedic massage and therapies. Shop ’til you drop at the endless rows of huts lining the cliff, stocking everything from jewelry to handicrafts. The Janardhana Swamy Temple festival is held every March.

Varkala’s main beach is called Papanasam Beach — which means destroyer of sins. The beach is divided into two parts, with the southern area at the end of the road leading from the Janardhana Swamy Temple considered sacred to Hindus. It’s where they come to perform the last rites after close relatives have died. The tourist part of the beach is located further north, past the mineral spring, at the bottom of the cliff. There’s also another small beach with black sand near the coconut grove where the cliff ends in the far north, past Papanasam Beach.

 

 Marari Beach:–

Marari Beach

Right in the heart of the “spice coast” just an hour from Cochin and even less to Alleppey(also Known as Alpuzzha) is the most fabulous stretch of soft sandy beach fringed with palm, an idyllic retreat for those who want to “get away from it all”. Marari originates from “mararikulam”, one of the local fishing villages, where life still goes on much as it did a hundred years ago, with the men going out to sea each day to earn a living bringing in the daily catch. Marari offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can experience to local charm and traditional keralan hospitality at its best.

The Marari Beach is built in the style of a traditional fishing village with thatched villas that have been designed to be in keeping with the local village style. And here, amidst the coconut groves is the Marari Resort. Like the other resorts in this hotel chain viz Spice Village, Coconut Lagoon etc, Marari Beach Resort is also constructed with a strong ethnic flavour. It has 48 cottages and 3cottages with private swimming pools. The restaurant serves delectable fare, both Indian and Continental; there is a large swimming pool also on location.Little known Marari Beach, not far from Alleppey in Kerala, is perfect for those people exploring the Kerala backwaters who feel like some time at the beach as well. This beach is quiet and undeveloped. The name Marari is shortened from from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village.

 

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach:

 Alappuzha beach is another famous beach in Kerala, which is also known as Alleppey beach. The pier that expanded into the sea here is 140 years old. The beach is famous for its natural beauty of lagoons, palm trees, lakes and fresh water rivers. Also it is an important backwater tourist spot, which attracts numerous foreign visitors. Because of its charismatic beauty it is referred as ”Venice of the East” by the tourists. Alappuzha beach is well-known for its boat races, houseboat cruises, coir and marine products. Vijaya beach park is a major attraction of Alappuzha beach. It is a mesmerizing place with scarlet sunsetsand silver stretches of sand edged by swaying palm trees. When you visit this beach while the sun is setting behind the horizon of azure waters, you will be be entranced to see the display of wide array of colors reflected in the sea-water. The tinges of green and blue also reflects themselves in the glistening backwaters for which Alappazha is famous. After spending your time near the sloshing sea, you can treat yourself to an unforgettable, romantic boat ride on the emerald backwaters at dusk. 

Kerala has a host of colourful magical festivals and is a land of rich cultural heritage. Kerala is also an ideal destination of health holidays. The landscape is dominated by rice fields, mango, cashewnut trees and above all, coconut palms. The equable climate with copious shower has ensured a never-ending supply of fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals, nuts and spices.People have been sailing to kerala in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory for at least 2000 years. Kerala is one of the ten ‘Paradises Found’ by the National Geographic Traveler, for its diverse geography and overwhelming greenery. Figuring prominently amid the manifold attractions of Kerala are its mystical winding beachesKerala, a magic land of wonders and wonderful people. The land is blessed with Golden beaches, Crisscrossing backwaters, Verdant hills, Lush green ubiquitous coconut groves, Palm fringed canals, rich and versatile culture. All these beautiful and ratified circumstances make the land as God’s Own Land.Kerala has a 600 km long shoreline and is known to have some of the best beaches in the world. The beaches of Kerala are beautiful, clean and dotted by the palms and coconut trees.The beaches of Kerala are considered among the best in the world lined with tall swaying palms while the water flirts unabashedly with the sand. The beaches are as peaceful as it is beautiful coupled with a relax on the golden beaches, indulge in beach activities, sip refreshing and fresh coconut water and try the ayurvedic massages by our professional masseurs. All these combine to make Kerala one of the “10 paradises of the world”.Come to the beaches of Kerala to have vacation you will cherish all through your life.

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