Kerala Beaches are supposed to be one of the top tourism products and attraction as well in the entire state. The coastal region of Kerala has great potential to attract a large number of tourists. All the beaches have their own importance which depends on various factors. The Western coastal region has some world class beautiful Kerala beaches. Many tourist attractions under Kerala Tourism Destinations draw the attention of millions of travellers every year. We have tried to bring a relevant travel guide about such 6 Spectacular Kerala beaches you must visit.
Kovalam is among one of most popular Kerala beaches located in Trivandrum (Tiruvananthpuram) by the shore of Arabian Sea. Travellers activities always resting on at Kovalam beach. Halcyon castle, a first ever resort which is constructed by the Queen of Travancore in 1920 is the most famous tourist attraction of kovalam beach. History says that the guests from Europe to Travancore kingdom have identified the potential of this place and contributed to developing Kovalam as a popular tourist destination in the nearly decay of 30’s. In the decay of 70’s the group of Hippies came here and finally brought Kovalam in limelight as a tourist hub of India. It’s calm temperate and shark free waters along the palm-fringed coast pulls millions of tourists every year. It is a health resort for body massages along ancient Ayurvedic lines. It is also equally ideal for water games such as surfing or water skiing.
Varkala beach is unique in nature because of its adjoining cliffs to the Arabian Sea located near about 50 Km from North-West of Tiruvananthpuram, comprised in finest Kerala beaches. Varkala beach is declared as a geological heritage site of India. Many of health spas and spouts available at Varkala. Another point of interest at Varkala is Swami Janardan Temple which is an important vaisnov shrine of India and referred as Dakshin Kashi (Varanasi of South). An Ayurvedic treatment center is also located here which is close to the Papnasam beach (also known as the beach of holy water). Apart from it, there is a mutt called Shivagiri mutt built by Shree Narayan Guru on mountain hilltop which is one of the popular monuments in the state of Kerala.
Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi is located in western part of main city of Kochi. It is also known as old Kochi. It is branch of a handful of water-bound areas headed for the south-west of the Kochi main city. It has one of the most beautifully developed Kerala beaches walkway along with many of famous historical sites such as St. Francis church (the oldest European church in India built in beginning of 16th century and famous for original buried body of Vasco Da Gama), Chinese fishing nets which is locally known as Cheena Vala, Santa Cruz Basilica (A Cathedral Church and one of the eight Basilica in India), A beautiful Jain Temple, Mattancherry Palace (also known as Dutch Palace built by Portuguese in 16th century), Fort Emmanuel (also built by Portuguese for trade purpose near waterfront of the Arabian Sea), Maritime Museum etc.
Cherai beach is approx 25 Km far from main Kochi city and longest among Kerala beaches in the area stretched in 10 km. Travellers can see many of Dolphins at cherai beach. There are two famous temples located near this beach named Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple and another one is Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple famous for its beautiful chariot. Elephant March festival is one of the main and very popular annual event at Cherai beach.
Many destinations may have beautiful beaches but this beach has a unique feature i.e. ‘driving beach’ and also comprised in one of the top 6 drive-in-beach in the world. It is also the longest drive-in beach in India, approx 5.5 km stretched. Muzhappilangad beach is situated parallel to the NH 66 linking Thalassery and Kannur. There is beach festival celebrated in the month of April every year and this is one of the main tourist attraction at any Kerala beaches in district of Kannur. Travellers can see the performance of youth’s stunts with their bikes and cars such as rolling, drifting etc. The beach is 5.5 km long and travelers can enjoy a ride along the seashore with the protection from high tide due to bounded by big rocks. Travelers can also access a private island called Green Island during low tide which is just located only 200 meters from the beach in south. Govt. has developed good amenities like roads, resorts, hotels, safety & security at Muzhappilangad beach for the tourists. It is comprised in one of the must visit beaches in Kerala for both domestic and foreign tourists, where they can definitely enjoy a good holiday. The Nearest Railway stations are at Thalassery and Kannur which are only 7 and 15 km far respectively from the beach whereas nearest airport is only 100 km away at Kozhikode.
Bekal beach is another wonderful beach, which we have listed among 6 spectacular kerala beaches situated in west coast, near small town of “Bekal” under Kasaragod district. The significant and huge Bekal fort offers a terrific view of the Arabian Sea from its tall watching towers. The fort is surrounded not only by beautiful beach but also by hills and backwaters. Travellers can also enjoy different type of water sports in nearby areas. Seaplane service to Bekal beach is about to start from Kollam, Kumarakom, Ashtamudi and backwaters of Paravur as Govt. of Kerala has recently planned.