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Beaches In Kerala

Kerala is the most picturesque of Indian states, one that holds the pristine blue water, white sand, vibrant coral reefs, a calmness that fills in the air and temples speaking volume of a bygone era. This tiny state is sandwiched between the marvellous Arabian Sea and lush green Western Ghats. Emerald and sapphire are the two prominent colour of Kerala. One is the colour of swaying palm grooves and other is of beaches that dot the landscapes. One is the colour of its swaying palm groves and the other is of the many lakes, rivers and water bodies that dot its landscape.

Located on the southern tip of India, Kerala is one of those isolated and dreamy locations which one often sees in movies. The white sand beaches and turquoise waters surrounded by forest-clad mountains make it every traveller's dream destination.

A day at the beach restores the soul. Beaches in Kerala are best known for meditation and Yoga practice. These are the places which lure thousands of people who want to seek solace or want to indulge in some adventurous activities. Unspoiled and immaculate, words fail to describe the scenic beaches of Kerala. One such beach which wakes up the senses of every traveller is the Kollam beach. Often known by the name of the Mahatma Gandhi beach, it twirls with pride during evening hours.

Varkala beach in Kerala is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia by Tripadvisor. It is the most popular beach of Kerala and holds a spiritual value as well. Some even say that the beach offers the most spectacular sunset which can't be seen anywhere else in India. For spiritual solace, there is a 2000-years old Vishnu temple perched on the seashores of the beach.

Stroll on the sparkling sunny sand lying on the seashores of Kerala. In this tranquil town, tourist can enjoy a day basking in the sun or lying on a hammock reading a book without distraction. The palm fringed and scenic beauty of the Alappuzha beach sweeps tourist off their feet. The beautiful lighthouse shoved in the boulevard off the seashore is the major landmark of the beach.

Get swept by the rushing river, tumble over rapids, plunge over waterfalls and feel the icy spray on your face, seashores of Kerala will stick to the beautiful memories of the tourists for a lifetime. The abundance of underwater life has earned brownie points from underwater divers, snorkelers and adventure enthusiasts. Thrilling Snowboard surfing in Trivandrum, calm Kayaking at Alappuzha and rafting in the gushing waters of Boothathankettu are some of the adventure activities which tourist normally enjoy on a trip to the seashores of Kerala. Wind blows through the palm and banana trees onshore, tapping and clicking the leaves together, while the sound of chanting mantras float from the nearby Hindu temple.

"Smell the Sea and Feel the Sky, Let your soul and Spirit Fly" This famous quote by Van Morrison can be completely synonymous with the feeling one goes through on a short trip to Kerala beaches. Known for its immaculate landscape of blue and green, Kerala promises travelers an unforgettable seaside staycation. Plan a short vacation to Kerala and unveil the Southern India's stunning secrets. Close your eyes and just imagine that you are lazing on turquoise water which is the middle of lush hills, this is Kerala for one and all!

Interesting Facts:

  • As per the survey of Tripadvisor released in 2014, beaches of Kerala are considered to be the best across Asia.
  • The Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed at Kappkadavu (Kappad) in Kerala, a small coastal village in the Kozhikode district, on 27 May 1498, thereby marking the opening of a sea route from Europe to India.