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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Beaches in Kerala


Kovalam Beach
This internationally renowned beach resort of Kerela has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost , known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular, Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all the budgets.

Varkala Beach
Vakala is a seaside resort and spa, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. The 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions there.

Shanghumugham Beach
This is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram airport and Veli Tourist Village.
Alappuzha Beach
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is about 140 years old.

Cherai Beach
This lovely beach bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occassionally seen here.

Fort Kochi Beach
The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British.

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.

Vallikunnu Beach
A beach resort set in the middle of a coconut grove is the main attraction here. The Kadalundi Bird sanctuary is just a short distance away.

Beypore Beach
Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar river, Beypore one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an important trade and maritime centre.

Kappad Beach
This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawing rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.