Friday, April 22, 2011

Splendid Beaches in Kerala

Kerala – the God's Own country is blessed with the magical beauty of nature. This is the Indian state, most popularly known for its exotic beaches which are the rich amalgamation of crystal blue water and rocky/sandy beaches. Kerala is located along a 600 km long coastline, engraved with a network of 44 rivers with stretch of alluring beaches. Every year a number of tourists, honeymooners, young couples from all over the world come to visit these magnificent beaches.

Famous Beaches in Kerala: Some of the most visited beaches in Kerala are:

Kovalam Beach: Kovalam beach is the most sensational beach of the state, which is also a world famous beach since 1930s. It is located 16 km away from Trivandrum. The beautiful palm tress, dotted all around the beach create a breathtaking sight.

It has three adjacent beaches in crescent shape. The southernmost beach is called the lighthouse beach. It is the most popular and the largest amongst. Hawah beach is the second largest beach, located in the middle. It is major fishing spot for the localites. While the northern most beach is known as Samudra. It has not been changed yet with the passage of time. There are a number of beach resorts, meditation and yoga centers around the beach.

Alappuzha Beach: Alappuzha beach is another famous beach in Kerala, which is also known as Alleppey beach. The pier that expanded into the sea here is 140 years old. The beach is famous for its natural beauty of lagoons, palm trees, lakes and fresh water rivers. Also it is an important backwater tourist spot, which attracts numerous foreign visitors.
Because of its charismatic beauty it is referred as ''Venice of the East'' by the tourists. Alappuzha beach is well-known for its boat races, houseboat cruises, coir and marine products. Vijaya beach park is a major attraction of Alappuzha beach.

Kappil Beach: If you want to get the complete relax from the hectic day to day life, then Kappil beach is a paradise for you. The calm environment of the beach will heal you from head to toe. It is situated 12 km away from Kasaragod and at a short distance of 6 km from Bekal fort.
A number of adventure lovers come to Kodi cliffs nearby, from the top of which you may enjoy the breathtaking view of Arabian sea.

Varkala Beach: 54 km in the north of Trivandrum a beach called Varakala is another superb destination to refresh your body and soul. Adorned with the golden sand and palm fringes this isolated beach enhance the perfect surroundings to enjoy some soothing moments with your dear ones.
Besides Varkala beach is also famous for its mineral springs and high rocky cliffs landscape.

Fort Kochi beach, Marai beach, Cherai beach, Kappad beach, Bekal beach are some other must visit beaches in Kerala.

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