Just like the backwaters, Kerala is famous for its beautiful beaches which run parallel to the shimmering Arabian Sea. While there are numerous things to do in Kerala, exploring its beautiful beaches is must have in your list!
If you are looking out for a calm and peaceful experience you should head straight to the beautiful beaches in Kerala. The beaches here offer a different experience altogether as compared to other beaches in India. We take you through some of the beautiful beaches in Kerala which you should visit if you are backpacking in India.
Considered to be an important place in the maritime history of Kerala, ‘Venice of the East’ as its famously called the Alappuzha Beach is a delightful experience. The 137 year old pier takes you into the sea where you are disconnected from the world and its nuisance. Another fascinating monument is the lighthouse near the beach. In addition to this Alappuzha or Alleppey is the home to the famous backwaters of Kerala!
Bekal Fort Beach
Named after the famous Fort Bekal, the beautiful expanse of this beach will mesmerize you. One of the largest and well preserved Fort Bekal overlooks this beautiful beach. Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) has built a beautiful walkway for tourists who want to explore the coastline. In order to indulge tourists the beach is illuminated after sunset.
If you want to catch a spectacular glimpse of river merging with a sea you should head to Chavakkad Beach. Easy to access, the beach is famous for Azhimukam (Merging of sea and river). Right beside the beach there is a vast Ayurvedic farm called Ramachapadam.
If you love to take a dip in the sea and swim all day you should head to the Cherai Beach. A unique combination of sea and back water you can find luscious green coconut trees, seashells of various hues and shapes on this beach. Dolphin spotting, a popular thing to do in Fort-Kochi-Kerala amongst tourist can be done here!
One of the most charming beaches in Kerala, Kappad beach is famous amongst tourists for its massive stretch of rocks. A new chapter was written in the history of India when Vasco Da Gama sailed and stepped on this beach over 5 centuries ago. Apart from this, the beach has seen many historical landings because of spices and wealth found in Malabar region.
One of the most popular beaches in India, Kovalam is the most visited beach in Kerala. Located near the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam is a series of 3 beaches spread over 17 km and separated by rocky croppings. While the Lighthouse Beach is the most popular beach in Kovalam, Hawah Beach & Samudra Beach are also amazing places to visit.
Located in outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala Beach offers a quite gateway away from the chaos of the urban life. It is popularly known as the Papanasam Beach. The cliff adjacent to the beach adds to the charm of this place.