With the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on its east, Kerala is a treasure trove of indigenous cultural practices and art forms that have mesmerized people all over the world. A day under the Keralian sun on a beach with coconut water and ayurvedic massage to pamper you is a natural stress reliever. If it is an exotic honeymoon or just a break from your hectic schedule that you are looking forward to, head straight for any of the beaches in Kerala.
Relax on the golden sands of the beaches of Kerala, stretch out in the shade of the rows of palm trees along the beaches, drink the refreshing juice of a tender coconut and have an ayurvedic masseur, treat you to an ayurvedic massage while on Beach tours of Kerala.
Kerala is known throughout the world as one of the world’s best beach destinations. The beaches of Kerala are beautiful stretches of clean sand, fringed by swaying palm trees on one side and rippling waves on the other.
Kerela has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. All of these are peaceful as the rest of the land washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever.
Some of the best-known beaches of Kerala that you will see on beach tours of Kerala with Kerala Backwater are:
Kovalam beach :
This silver beach is now the most popular and among the first beaches to be discovered as a tourist destination in Kerala. The beach is dotted with coconut trees which makes its nomenclature appropriate as Kovalam means a coconut grove. Regular bus services from Thiruvanthapuram to Kovalam are available. Popular for water sports and ayurvedic therapies, Kovalam is truly worth its popularity. With boundless blue of the Arabian Sea and unwinding miles of fine sand washed by surf, which roars and hisses at the feet of coconut palms, Kovalam is a sheltered natural bay. The setting has an illusory quality about it. A sheet of silvery and curve sand is bordered on one side by azure blue water and on the other by a never-ending spread of green palm groves. A high rocky promontory jutting into the sea has created a beautiful bay of calm waters for sea bathing. One can also sunbathe on the silver sands of the beach.
The vast blue sea overlooking Somatheeram Beach is tranquil. This is the perfect beach with an ayurvedic resort made for all kind of ayurvedic treatments. Aqua-Tourism is one of the most significant characteristic of Kerala and Somatheeram Beach. In other words it can be said Somatheeram Beach is to be considered as the dream destination for many because of its exquisite nature. Somatheeram Beach is called a mortal’s dream destination. This place breathes the essence of Kerala’s exquisiteness. Somatheeram Beach is a world famous beach and houses the first Ayurvedic Beach Resort in India. It is situated 21 kms. away from Trivandrum City. The golden Somatheeram beach stands as an epitome of rich tradition, culture and overwhelming natural splendors.
Touring around Somatheeram Beach in Kerala is a lovely idea as this place is one of the most stunning places in the whole country. Somatheeram Beach is a friendly location in Kerala. Somatheeram Beach offers you a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate your mind and body. A visit to the Somatheeram Beach is regarded as a refreshing change from the usual. Somatheeram beach means a complete package of holiday, health, yoga and meditation programs.
Alappuzha beach is conveniently positioned at distance of 85 km from the Kochi Airport and 5 km from the Alappuzha station. The pier at the beach that juts out into the sea is about 140 years old. The Vijaya Beach Park with water sports facilities for adults and children is a recent addition to the already popular beach. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers’ paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country.
The Varkala Beach is a popular and scenic beach, beautified by lofty cliffs and mineral-water springs. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of the cliffs. To watch the sunset along Kerala coast, you have to be on the Varkala Beach. Situated 42 km from Thiruvanathapuram, the beautiful Varkala Beach is an ideal spot for confluence of exotic and alien cultures.
The Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam Beach because it is popularly believed that bathing here will wash away all of one’s sins. Varkala Beach is a calm and isolated sandy expanse where you can have a relaxing beach holiday without the crowds and hustle-bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala. There are a number of tourist attractions near Varkala Beach. The mineral water gushing from the hill is believed to have medicinal properties and many people come here to drink and bathe in the water from the mineral springs.
Varkala, situated at Pythal Mala hill station, is an important religious place for the Hindus. It is the only place in South Kerala where you can see cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea. There are various tourist attractions in Varkala, such as the 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, the religious site Sivagiri Mutt, the 924 ft Varkala Tunnel, and Kappil Lake, the Nature Center, etc. But the coastal city of Varkala is mainly renowned for its exotic beach, which will make your tour to Kerala memorable.
Shanghumugham beach is one of the most pictorial beaches located in Kerala. A travel tour to Shanghumugham beach would help you to gather knowledge about the nearby places. The pristine beauty of the Shanghumugham beach has been successful in attracting the tourists since ages. Shanghumugham beach is a very soothing beach in Kerala which is home to idyllic sunset and sunrise in Kerala. Shanghumugham beach offers the ideal surroundings to relax and to let your thoughts soar high. The Shanghumugham beach is a favorite haunt of the tourists as you can see nature at its best at this place.
The golden sand overlooking the crystal sea and a group of coco palms dancing to the tune of sea breeze are all to keep you company at Marari beach, one of the latest addages to the list of exotic beaches in Kerala. 40 km from Cochin, Mararikulam was and still is a fishing village unexposed to the urban ways of life. The virgin Marari beach at Mararikulam are home to the fishing communities whose lifestyle is still infused with the simplicity and rustic charm of their ancestors a century ago. Basking in the generosity of the sun and rain the climate of Kerala supports a lush vegetation and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers’ paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country.
Kanwatheertha Beach offers endless miles of beaches being wooed by the sunrays and fanned by the swaying palms. Kanwatheertha Beach is a nice place to visit on a holiday at any time of the year as this place experiences pleasant climate always. Kanwatheertha Beach is a lovely picnic spot or a favorite weekend Getaway where you can bathe in the cascading waves and get the pleasure of being pampered by nature. Kanwatheertha Beach is ideal location for rejuvenating your spirits, as you will have plenty of peace and solitude for yourself in this place. This charming beach is considered as one of the leading tourists spots in Kerala. Kanwatheertha Beach is a beautiful place where life goes on as it did hundreds of years ago, unperturbed by the worldly tumult. A large swimming pool-like formation in the sea on the vast beach is the main attraction.
Cherai Beach is a stunning beach in the Cherai village of Ernakulam district of Kerala. Cherai Beach is a very famous beach in south India and is a part of Vypin Island in Kerala. It is just 30 km from Kochi and is just 20 km from Cochin International Airport. This beach is very clean, shallow and attracts many tourists as it provides them with opportunities of swimming and sunbathing. If you are lucky you can also get a glimpse of Dolphins here. Tour to Cherai Beach is an exquisite idea as this place is considered to be one of the most charming places in the whole subcontinent. This charming village is considered as one of the leading tourists spots in Kerala.
Cherai Beach is that beautiful place where life goes on as it did hundred years ago, unperturbed by the worldly commotion. This is a lovely place where people come for picnic or visit the place as a favorite weekend Getaway where you can bathe in the cascading waves and get the pleasure of being pampered by nature. Cherai Beach stretches along more than 25 acres of land. Cherai Beach is ideal location for relaxation and rejuvenating your spirits, as you will have plenty of peace and solitude for yourself in this place.
Dotted with silhouettes of fishing boats and a stone pathway jutting 2 km into the sea, Beypore gives a marine experience with a difference. Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar River 10 km south of Kozhikode, Beypore is a haven of tranquility spiced up with local traditions of which the boat building industry is also a part. The Khalasis the traditional boat builders at Beypore were famous as the manufacturer of Uru the boats used mainly by Arabs for trading overseas. The ancient Uru has an indigenous design that has been passed down through generations. Witnessing an Uru take shape at the expert hands of a Khalasi, is a truly unforgettable experience. The nearest airport to Beypore is the Calicut airport at Karipur, 23 km from Calicut city.
The Kappad beach is particularly popular for its historical significance- this is the place where Vasco Da Gama landed thus discovering a sea route to India for the first time. A sprawling rock protruding into the sea is a distinctive feature of this beach. The temple that stands on that monolith is said to be 800 years old. A heady cocktail of history and beauty makes this beach an unconventional beach resort.
Muzhappilangad Beach ,(Drive in)
Muzhappilangad Beach is a beautiful beach in Kerala with absolutely mesmerizing looks. Muzhappilangad Beach is that beautiful place where life goes on as it did hundred years ago, unperturbed by the worldly commotion. Muzhappilangad Beach is palm-fringed stretch of sand where in seclusion you will find peace and retreat from daily drudgeries. The surrounding coconut groves strewn all along the beach promises a relaxed stay.
Dharmadam Island is an exotic tourist spot in Kerala. It is a tiny island lying in Arabian Sea. Dharmadam Island is situated 15 kms away from Mahe. Dharmadam Island covers an area of 5 acres. It lies at a distance of 100 meters from the main land at Dharmadam. This island is regarded as private land and presents a beautiful sight to the tourists. If you like to visit the Dharmadam Island, special permission is required from its owners.
Bekal Beach is a nice place to visit for a holiday at any time of the year, in general, as this place experiences pleasant climate always. Bekal Beach is a lovely spot for a weekend getaway, where you can bathe in the cascading waves and get the pleasure of being pampered by nature.