Kerala Tourism is famous among travelers for its natural greenery, backwaters and Ayurveda clinics. With a shoreline of 550 kilometers, it is only natural that beautiful and exotic beaches are also coveted tourist destinations of Kerala. So, if you are looking for an ideal beachside holiday separated from the usual cacophony associated with a tourist destination, plan a trip to the beaches of Kerala. The idyllic setting which includes coconut trees swaying softly in the breeze, the warm water of the Arabian Sea and a host of sea-themed activities will engage all senses of any tourist. So, whether you want a busy schedule or just peaceful relaxation, any of the several beaches described below will suit your Kerala tours package.
The Varkala Beach is also known as ‘Papanasham’ or ‘Holy Beach’ and a dip here is considered to wash away your sins. The huge rocky cliff trailing towards the Arabian Sea provides a beautiful backdrop to the scenery. The sunsets viewed from the beach are one of the most spectacular sights you may see. Varkala beach is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Water sports facilities like parasailing and surfing are also available. Varkala town located near the beach is famous for its ayurvedic healing centers. The beautiful seaside scenery combined with the plethora of activities makes Varkala Beach an integral part of Kerala tourism.
Alappuzha Beach or Alleppey Beach is a popular destination even for the local residents of Kerala. Also known as Venice of the East, owing to its extensive network of backwater channels, this beach is an automatic inclusion in your Kerala Tourism list. Several rivers empty in the Arabian Sea here giving rise to the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. You must enjoy the Kerala backwater tour packages on the extensive inland waterways while you are in Alappuzha Beach. The Vijaya Beach Park is a great spot to have a good time with the kids. This park also houses the ancient pier which is approx. 140 years old.
One of the most popular destinations for Kerala tourism, Kovalam beach is located at a distance of 16 kilometers from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. This famous tourist spot houses three separate beaches – Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and the Samudra Beach. You can view stunning sunsets from here, the refreshing sea breeze and the coconut and palm tree-fringed shoreline blend to make this location a perfect honeymoon package for Kerala. You may a cozy boat ride on the Arabian Sea, or enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurvedic healing massage at one of the treatment centers. You may enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding land and sea from the nearby Lighthouse located at Kurumkal.
Famous for the Bekal Fort, the largest fort in Kerala, the Bekal beach offers a less crowded and tranquil relaxation point during your Kerala tourism. The observation posts at the Bekal fort offer an excellent view of the beach and the surrounding landscape. Located amidst a mass of green coconut forests, the beautiful and less-crowded Bekal beach is the perfect tourist destination of Kerala to rest and relax. While you are at Bekal, enjoy a Kerala houseboat package for family by renting a ride in ‘Kettuvallam’ in the local backwaters.
The longest drive-in beach in India, this hip and modern seaside getaway is located on the Malabar coastline. You must include Muzhappilangad beach in your Kerala tourism itinerary for the novel experience of driving through the sea waves. This beach is also famous for its offering of various water sports for the adventure loving tourists.
The beaches of Kerala are the ideal resting and relaxation venues between your busy Kerala tourism schedules.