Kerala is well known for its lush green landscape and tranquil surrounding. If you want to enjoy lazing around in secluded beaches in serene surrounding then the Beaches in Kerala provide excellent option. The ‘land of Ayurveda’ has a number of enticing beaches. Head to the beaches of Kerala and enjoy the serene surroundings, swaying palm trees, the inviting warm sea and the blue clear skies.
Here are some of the top beaches of Kerala
Kovalam Beach Kerala
Located near Thiruvananthapuram, Kovlam beach Kerala is one of the most popular Beaches of Kerala. It has the same appeal in Kerala as that of the Baga Beach in Goa. It consists of 3 covens- Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. It is the most developed beach in Kerala with the crescent shaped shores fringed by the palm trees. The Lighthouse beach is the most popular among the tourists. Here you can find a number of attractions and good eateries along the road. If you want to enjoy some downtime away from the hustle and bustle then head to the lesser known Samudra Beach. Here you might bump into a few fishermen going about their daily routine.
Backwaters In Kerala
The Backwaters in Kerala are a interconnected nexus of rivers, canals and lakes stretching across 1500 kilometers. It has been used extensively for movement of cargo, and now is being developed for tourists. The backwaters are so protracted that you can travel along it for several days. On long journeys you will be accompanied by cook and guide. However, you can also visit it within a day. Visit those low barrier islands created at the mouth of the river and be stunned by the beauty of the nature. There are 5 big lakes that are part of the Backwaters and attracts most attention. The Ashtamundi Lake in Kollam District is the most accessible and developed part of the Backwaters. Hire a houseboat and explore “God’s own country”. Visit Backwaters and enjoy the serene environment.
Varkala Beach is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is set against a backdrop of rocky cliffs making it one of the most romantic beaches in Kerala. Flocked by tourists, it is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala yet it manages to stay less crowded than Kovalam Beach. It is also known otherwise as Papanasam beach which in native language means to wash away sins. It is believed that a dip in these waters will purge away one’s sins. Apart from this breathtaking beach there are few mineral springs nearby and a 2000 year old Vishnu Temple. The springs here are believed to have medicinal properties. The beach is known for its strong currents and high waves.
Bekal Fort is located in Kasaragod district of Kerala, located in the northernmost part of Kerala. It is an hour’s drive from Mangalore. Bekal Fort is adjoined to the Bekal Beach. The Bekal fort is the oldest and the most preserved fort of Kerala. It is a giant keyhole shaped fort. Surrounding the fort lies the golden shores and secluded beach of Bekal. At Bekal you can walk along these picture perfect shores or take a plunge into history by exploring the fort. It is one of the most secluded and unspoilt beaches in Kerala. If you are looking for some alone time, away from the bustling city life then head to Bekal.
Marari Beach is located near Alleppey. It is a hidden gem. In close proximity of the backwaters, it is an ideal destination for those who are looking for a retreat amidst the swaying palm trees and blue waters washing up the shore. At Marari, you can get a glimpse of a typical life of fishermen’s village. The beach is secluded and totally untouched. You will hardly find a soul on the beach except for the fishermen going on their business and the women of the village can be seen making coir mats and articles. At Marari beach soak up the sun and the blissful serenity.
There are many other well known beaches in Kerala like Payyambalam Beach, Khozikode Beach, Kannur Beach etc. So pack your bags and enjoy the serene shores of Kerala.