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Kerala Beaches

Kerala Beaches

The green land of Kerala is blessed with some of the finest beaches of India. Its 900 km long coastline is lined with while sands, rocky promontories and coconut palms. This is the place where you can actually rejuvenate your senses with the best of peaceful ambiance, tranquility and the magic of Ayurveda and Yoga. Be it your honeymoon or a family holiday, Kerala offers a wide range of beaches. These are specially meant for relaxing holidays, adventure sports, entertainment and most importantly 'Ayurveda'.

The beautiful stretches of clean sand in Kerala, fringed by swaying palm trees on one side and rippling waves on the other, are simply incomparable. A few most frequented beaches in Kerala are listed below:

Alappuzha Beach

The Alappuzha beach is particularly popular for relaxing holidays and water sports facilities for adults and children. Located at a distance of 85 km from the Kochi Airport and 5 km from the Alappuzha station, the beach is also frequented for the pier that juts out into the sea. This pier is believed to be more than 140 years old. The Vijaya Beach Park, adjacent to the beach, is equipped with various water sports facilities. Basking and boat races are the most popular activities here.

Varkala Beach

Varkala beach, 42 km from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km from Kollam, is highly frequented in the month of October. People experience the marvellous beauty of the mineral springs (which have medicinal properties) and rejuvenate their senses with fantastic massages here. The 2000 year old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Center are the two main attractions of Varkala Beach. This fine beach, situated at Pythal Mala hill station, is the only place in South Kerala where you can see cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is also called 'Papanasam Beach', because it is believed that bathing here will wash away all of one's sins.

Marari Beach

Sprawling across 25 acres of golden sands, the beautiful Marari beach is popular for fishing. This virgin beach lets you experience the true magic of Ayurveda massages while lying in the bright sun. The entire beach is surrounded by dense greens and one can hear pleasant chirping of birds all day long. Luxurious beach resorts at the Marari beach provide wonderful accommodation units equipped with all the modern facilities.

Kovalam Beach

The Kovalam Beach is known for the best of emerald backwaters and golden sands in Kerala. The beach is sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. This paradise of all the nature lovers is rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist destination. Tourist show interest in ancient Ayurvedic therapies, spas and Yoga. This secluded beach is perfect for an exotic honeymoon. Located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam consists of three crescent shaped beaches, namely the Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach and the Samudra beach.

Bekal Beach

If you are an ocean lover, the Bekal beach takes you to the huge Arabian sea with 35 acres of golden white sands. Lying at a close proximity to the Bekal Fort, the beach is about 16 km from Kasaragod town. August to March is considered the best time to visit the Bekal beach.

Kappad Beach

This beach is particularly popular for its historical significance. This is the place where Vasco De Gama landed on May 07, 1498, with 170 sailors revealing India to the European world. Located 16 km from Kozhikode, the Kappad beach also has a temple that is said to be more than 800 years old.

Shanghumukham Beach

Located at a close proximity to Thiruvananthapuram, this beach is favourite amongst sunset watchers. One can find an indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka (statue of a mermaid) and a starfish shaped restaurant here.

Somatheeram Beach

Sprawling over 15 acres of sands, the Somatheeram beach has an Ayurvedic resort that offers all kind of Ayurvedic treatments. The best part about the beach is that the sea water changes colour with season. Situated 21 km from Trivandrum, Somatheeram beach means a complete package of holiday, health, yoga and meditation programs.

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