The mention of Kerala itself floods our minds with radiant views of swinging palm trees, turquoise waters, coconut thickets and pristine beaches.
The beaches at Kerala are one of the best in India and are a sublime substitute to Goa, contributing to the state’s unbeaten charm and serenity. Here is a selection of the best beaches which you can visit while exploring Kerala.
This is an action-packed beach which one can’t miss while visiting Kerala. Located 10 kilometres from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, this is the most popular and lively beach in Kerala. Kovalam is a sought after surfing niche in India. It is made up of three main coves – Hawah, Lighthouse, and Samudra. Lighthouse is the busiest and biggest while Samudra is a secluded and serene destination. The golden sand seconded by the swaying palm trees of Kovalam are unforgettable.
Varkala is the hand pick of the beaches in Kerala when it comes to aura and amenities. It is located in south Kerala at north end border of the district Trivandrum. Packed with the seaside resort, spa and is an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage, Varkala is definitely a crowd puller. It is famous for its mineral springs and rocky cliffs. Owing to the extravagant rocky coastline, Varkala manages to be the most photographed beaches. Some principal attractions here are the 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the nature Care centre.
Located 60 km North of Kannur town, near the border with Karnataka, Bekal beach showers you with a little of History. Bekal Beach is famous for its old fort, the largest of its kind in Kerala. The fort has some unparalleled views. The beach is spotless and unimpaired. It is quite secluded which makes it a great resort to solitude. Many luxury hotels have started moving in there transforming it into a sumptuous holiday spot.
This beach is located not far from Alleppey district. Marari beach will offer you the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. A massive attraction there is the earth-conscious Marari Beach Resort. It is a languid tiny fashion village being an ideal location for a getaway. Marari is a desolate and quiet beach offering you the perfect peace and relaxation you needed to refresh your body and mind.
On the western side of Kozhikode, on the Malabar Coast, Kozhikode is an alluring beach which offers you some scenic views of stunning sunsets. There are a lighthouse and 2 ancient piers which stretch towards the magnificent sea. It was here near this beach that Vasco da Gama landed, in his search for the spices of the East, so this beach holds a lot of historical significance. In the present day, the tranquillity and the lush green countryside combine to make this a popular tourist spot with heavenly natural beauty and old world charisma.
If you have not yet visited the beautiful beaches mentioned, you need to make a list of the places you would like to visit in Kerala and include them for sure!