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Beaches of Kerala

Location : Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats
Stretches For : 597 km along the Malabar Coast
Famous Beaches : Kappad, Cochin, Varkala
What To Do : Snorkelling, Kayaking, Swimming, Para-sailing, Wind surfing

Palm Fringed Beaches of Kerala - Leisure At Its Best

Kovalam Beach - Kerala
Kovalam Beach - Kerala

Fascinating Journey to See India

Facinating Beaches : Kappad Beach, Shanghumugham Beach, The Varkala Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Cherai Beach, Fort Kochi Beach, Kovalam Beach, Beypore Beach, Marari Beach – 12 km from Alleppey, Bekal Beach – 2 km from Kovalam City, Poovar Beach – 45 mins drive from Kovalam.
Other Attractions : Mineral Spring near Varkala Beach has Medicinal Properties, Alapuzha Beach is a Famous Picnic Spot.
Beach Activities : Water Sports like Kayaking, Swimming, Experience Catamaran Rides, Speed Boat Rides, Water Scooters, Scuba Diving, Sun Bath, Yoga and Health Care on Beaches, Spa Experience.
Don't Miss : Sprawling over a vast line of 597 km, watch the glorious sunset submerging into the Arabian Sea.
Inside Tip : Don't litter the Beaches.
Be disciplined.
Don't hurt the sentiments of the Indians while on the beaches as most of the beaches are family beaches.
Beach Shopping : Sea Shells, Shell Jewellery and Curios, Coconut Shell Craft, Metal Inlaid Wood Craft, Coir Products, Horn Carving, Woodcarving, Bamboo Mat Paintings, Metal Ware, Kathakali Masks.
What to Eat : Sea Food like Fish, Prawns cooked in the taste of Kerala.
Staying Options : Ayurvedic Beach Resorts, Heritage Hotels, Beach Resorts.

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Enjoy beach tours of the famous beaches in Kerala. By now you might have experienced much of Kerala, save the pristine sun-kissed sands, sprawled on Kerala beaches. A sliver of sparkling white sand dips into the clear, sapphire sea, where schools of fish breathe through the floating plankton. The state itself maintains an identity that is still tradition bound, a culture that is impeccably blended with the ebullient waters of the Arabian Sea. Coconut and marine still dominate the conversation. Yet, it is also a land where things are never passive, even the saffron tinted sandbanks continuously shift with the pulse of tides and currents. Still with such shuffling, it thrives a kaleidoscopic existence, where the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take a famous beach holidays in Kerala where cluster of stalls selling everything from shell to salts, acrobats and snake charmers creating magic over the terrain, only add to the beauty. Does one need any more reasons to visit? Welcome to the 'Land of Coconuts', where rustic huts find their way through swaying palms, where not the peace of mind, but the thirst of heart is the main quotient.

Leisure and Rejuvenation

Sun-kissed Sands In A Nutshell

Thanks to a drawn out coastline that extends from one end to the other of Kerala, 9 out of its 14 districts have a beach to boast about, giving an excellent opportunity to savor the popular beach tours in Kerala. The 590 km long shoreline of this leaf-shaped state of southern India, is a hearth of some of the best beaches of the world, many of which are indispensably linked with land's history. TAke a trip to the famous Kerala beaches where one can easily witness the footprints of ancient travellers, engraved deeply on the sands of time and memory of locales. Don't forget to visit the breath-takingly beautiful Kappad beach, where the pioneering Portuguese trotter, Vasco da Gama, sailed in 1498. And in fact, the list is endless. Cochin, also called the 'Queen of Arabian Sea' has the best natural harbour in the country. Once an obscure fishing hamlet, the historic fort at Kochi was the first European township in India. And on the Malabar coastline, the imposing Bekal fort, which stands on a 35 acre headland that runs right into the heart of Arabian Sea, is the largest and the best preserved fort in the country.

Get Physical With The Sea

The best time to enjoy the beach holidays in Kerala is in the nights, the megalomaniac sea composes a symphony of magic, the plankton in the waters causing phosphorescence, which glitters like fairy lights and gives the impression of stars spread under one's feet. Days are colourful too. Beach tourism in Kerala willl give a chance to the tourists to enjoy their hearts out by indulging in some of the most exciting sea adventures in India - snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, para-sailing, wind surfing and fishing. If you are lucky, you will get to see the dolphins do their grand act at the Cherai beach. On your beach vacations in Kerala applaud them as they spring out of the waters with a magnificent splash, only to take a marvelous dive back into it. Jogging on a beach is believed to be a great activity with both physical and psychological benefits but if one is not careful, it may cause musculo-skeletal problems.

On the famous Kerala beaches, you can tan your skin in the glory of the sun or bask in the splendour of the sunset. After a true madman show on the beach, refresh yourself with a sip of tender coconut water - a taste of nature's reviving nectar in God's own country. Savour the mouth-watering Malayali cuisine. It tends to be slightly spicy, and on the heavier side. In demand are tuna and coconut; lobster is a delicacy. There is nothing tastier than tuna or masmeen, which has been dried and smoked.

Every year the 'Oruma' annual beach festival at Thrissur attracts a lot of tourists from all around the world. Come to Kerala, take up famous beach tours and watch the magnificent procession of 21 caparisoned elephants, accompanied by a splendid percussion concert by hundreds of folk artistes. A fire-works display in the end is just a visitor's delight.

Varkala  Beach - Kerala
Varkala Beach - Kerala

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What's Hot In Kerala

Recently, the Government has taken numerous initiatives to augment the future of beach tourism in Kerala. As was in the news, it is preparing to close a deal with the Indian Navy to acquire land for the upheaval of the main road en route the Shanghumukhom beach in Trivandrum. The proposal is part of the beach beautification project according to which the existing road would be shifted back from the beach, leaving space for the creation of a leisure and recreation zone. Enjoy a Kerala beach tours to find out that the government is planning to construct bus bays and parking facilities at both ends of the stretch.

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Top 5 Highlights of Beaches of Kerala

Kerala Beaches

A Walk Along The Pristine Beaches
Spend a few days of your holiday vacation amidst the sun-kissed golden sands of famous Kerala beaches. Sprawling over a vast line of 597 km, these palm-fringed beaches offer an unique opportunity to watch the ebullient waves of the Arabian Sea from a close proximity.

Water Of Life
Enjoy a famous beach holiday in Kerala, which is often renamed as the Land of Coconuts, for this ubiquitous plant offers every part of itself for some essential household need. Refresh yourself with a sip of cool tender coconut - nature's rejuvenating nectar - and a scoop of its soft white flesh.

Get A Tasty Marine Gift
Popular beach tours in Kerala will take you along the Malabar coast and at Vasco da Gama Square in Fort Kochi, you can select your favourite - sardines, prawns, red snappers and much more - fresh from the fisherman's net. Ask the friendly fisherman to fry it for you in the local way.

Hit Hard A Water Sport
An adventure sports lover will rarely find time to stay relaxed in Kerala beach vacations. God's own country surely provides its tourists with unlimited water-sporting opportunities of snorkelling, kayaking, para-sailing, wind surfing and even that of a simple catamaran ride.

Master of The Waves
Take a trip of Kerala beaches, which is indeed a spectacular sight to see Kerala's smart fishermen outdo the crashing waves by pushing their boats into the arms of the sea from a pier beyond the wave point, and congrously jumping into it with perfect synergy.

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