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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008
    india,kerala-god's own country

    Default kerala Beaches

    Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerala. For virtually its entire 900 km length, the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. The palm-lined beaches of Kerala are renowned for the gentle surf and azure blue waters. To this add a delectable seafood cuisine, a smiling sun and frendly people to make an unforgetable holiday. Each year greater numbers of visitors arrive here in search of the tranquil, palm fringed beaches.

    Alappuzha Beach :

    Alappuzha beach is quite a popular tourist spot, known to provide relaxation in the district of Alappuzha (Alleppey). The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. Blessed with nature's green beauties such as lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers, Alappuzha is a natural wonderland of Kerala state.

    The Alappuzha (Alleppey) beach is spectacular. At one end are the dense palm groves that are so characteristic of Kerala's landscape. It has a long sandy beach. For the entertainment of visitors there is a Vijaya Beach Park and an old lighthouse nearby.

    Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya beach park add to the attractions of the beach. The Vijaya beach park consist of picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities.

    Bekal Beach :

    Bekal fort stands on a promontory between two long classically beautiful palm fringed beaches. This is the largest, best preserved fort in Kasaragod, Kerala.

    Beypore Beach :

    10 km south of Kozhikode, located at the mouth of Chaliyar river, beypore, one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an important trade and maritime centre. Ancient Beypore was much sought after by merchants from western asia, for its ship building industry. The boat building yard here is famous for the construction of the uru, the traditional arabian trading vessel.

    Cherai Beach :

    45 km from Ernakulam city, this lovely beach bordering vypeen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added attraction.

    Dharmadam Island :

    The small 5 acre island covered with coconut palms and dense bushes is a beautiful sight from the beach nearn Thalassery. Permission is required to enter this privately owned island.

    Ezhimala Beach :

    The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Carved stone pillars and an ancient burial chamber can be seen at the foot of the hills. The hills are noted for rare medicinal herbs. A Naval academy is being developed here. Permission is required for entry.

    Fort Kochi Beach :

    12 km from Ernakulam city, a leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is the best way to discover historic fort kochi. An obscure fishing village that became the first european township in india, kochi has an eventful and colourful history. The town was shaped by the portuguese, the dutch and later the british. The result of these cultural interfaces are seen in the remains of the indo European architecture here.

    Kappad Beach:

    16 km from Kozhikode (Calicut), this is the historic beach where Vasco-da-Gama landed on the 27th of May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels. A monument on the beach commemorates this historic event. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.

    Kappil Beach :

    Remote and secluded, this beach is fast becoming a major tourist attraction. The kodi cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian sea. It is located near Bakel, Kasaragod.

    Kizhunna Ezhara Beach :

    11 km from Kannur, this beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.

    Kovalam Beach :

    Located 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city, Kovalam is a world-famous beach resort, which has been a favorite spot for tourists since 1930s. This beach has lovely coconut palms fringe the golden sands. Foreigners throng Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers, that have sprung up all over the place.

    Kovalam Beach consists of three successive small crescent beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is where most of the visitors spend their time. The middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a base for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected of all by the changing times. It is dotted with few rudimentary wooden fishing vessels.

    The palm-fringed bays of Kovalam in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay. The unforgettable image of Kovalam is that of the coconut-palms-lined high rock promontory that cuddles the calm and wide expanse of the blue waters.

    In the evening the quiet atmosphere of the place is enlivened by Kathakali performances, the classical dance-drama of Kerala.

    Marari Beach (Mararikulam) :

    Marari Beach - Kerala
    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. Completely new to the holiday maker. 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.

    Padinharekara Beach :

    At the end of the Tipu sultan road near Ponnani, the beach offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bharathapuzha, the Tirur puzha and the Arabian sea.

    Pallikere Beach :

    This shallow beach offers a spectacular view of the fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation. Located near Bakel, Kasaragod.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Kerala, India

    Default Varkala beach

    Thanks for sharing the list of Kerala's lovely beaches.

    Varkala beach

    Varkala beach is a heaven for sun bathing and swimming. Varkala is a well known tourist destination 50 km south of Thiruvanathapuran city. The nearest railhead is Varkala. The cliffs at the beach makes it a unique virgin beach of Kerala.
    The beach is also known as Papanasham berach.

    The 2000 year old Janadana Swami tempole in another popular religious place on the way to beach. Sivagiri Mutt on top of a hill is another religious place to visit.

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    Apr 2011


    next time I will be there

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    May 2011


    Kovalam is the most popular beach in the state of Kerala.Travelers have a brilliant opportunity to have ultimate relaxation and enjoy lots of leisure options like Ayurvedic body massages, swimming, sunbathing, sunset watch, catamaran cruising, special cultural programs, etc. You can shop here sea shells, handicrafts made of sea shells, paintings and metal & wood works.

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    Oct 2012


    In my opinion,Thousands of tourists visit Kerala because it has the most diverse varieties of beaches anywhere in the world. Kerala Beaches are spread along the 900 km Arabian Sea coastline. The coasts of Kerala have their own seafood cuisine, relaxing spas, water sports and safe places to stay for a refreshing holiday. Kerela has long shoreline with some of the finest, most charming beaches, coconut groves, natural harbors and lagoons. The hospitality of the people adds to the charm of the beautiful surrounding.The famous kerale beaches are kovalam,varkala-papanasham beach,cherai etc.

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