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With a coastline as long as 7500 km, India offers some of the best beach holiday destinations in Asia.  Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerala.  For virtually its entire 600 km length, the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms.  Each year, more tourists visit Kerala in search of the tranquil, palm-fringed beaches.

 

Kovalam: (16 km from Thiruvananthapuram) Internationally renouned, this seaside destination comprises three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches, of which the southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular.  Kovalam offers a variety of actitivities including snorkelling, catamaran rides, sunset viewing, cycling on the beach, etc.

 

Shankhumugham: (8 km from Thiruvananthapuram) Adjacent to the airport, this beach has an indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka (a gigantic, 35m long sculpture of a mermaid), a restaurant shaped like a starfish and a traffic training park for children.  Nearby are two popular picnic spots - Akkulam and Veli Tourist Village.

 

Chowara: (8 km south of Kovalam Beach) Pristine and serene, this fishing hamlet is an unending stretch of white, sandy beaches.

 

Poovar: (12 km south of Kovalam Beach) An isolated but spectacular beach, Poovar is situated close to the Neyyar River Estuary.  A trading port in its early days, it is today an important tourist destination.

 

Papanasham: (45 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Varkala) A dip in the sea at Papanasham, (meaning redemption from sins), is believd to be holy for the Hindus.  Fringed by red laterite cliffs, near to the beach are the cool mineral springs, serene backwaters, the 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, a century old tunnel and a Nature Cure Centre. 

 

Alappuzha Beach: (3.5 km from Alleppey) A 137 year old pier which extends into the sea and an old lighthouse add to the attractions of the beach.

 

Fort Kochi Beach: (21 km from Kochi) Overlooking the Arabian Sea, with its legendary Chinese fishing nets dotting the foreground, Fort Kochi Beach offers a view of spectacular sunset.  

 

Cherai Beach: (23 km from Kochi) This lovly beach bordering Vypn Island is ideal for swimming.  Dolphins are occasionally spotted here.  A typical Kerala village nearby with paddy fields and coconut groves is an added attraction.

 

Vallikunnu: (40 km from Malappuram) A beach resort set in the midst of a coconut grove is the main attraction here.  Close to it is the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.

 

Beypore: (10 km south of Kozhikode) One of the prominent ports and a maritime trading centre of ancient Kerala, Beypore is located at the mouth of the Challiyar River.  The boat building yard here, famous for the construction of the Uru (Arabian trading vessel), boasts a tradition of almost 1500 years.

 

Kappad: (16 km from Kozhikode) This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels.  The rock-studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu.

 

Vadakara Sandbanks: (50 km from Kozhikode) This beach where the Kottakal River merges into the sea is stunningly beautiful and is a favourite spot for locals and tourists.  The nearby Birla Bungalow offers a delightful view of the Sandbanks Beach.

 

Payyambalam: (2 km from Kannur) Famous for its flat laterite cliffs that jut out into the sea, well-laid gardens and the massive landscaped sculpture of Mother and Child make this beach extremely captivating.  The adjacent Baby Beach accessed through the Burnassery Cantonment is quiet delightful.

 

Kizhunna Beach: (11 km from Kannur) This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.

 

Meenkunnu: (12 km from Kannur) Uncrowded, the beach is a tourists' paradise, with golden sand and surf.

 

Muzhappilangad: (15 km from Kannur) A swimmer's paradise, this is Kerala's only drive-in beach.  Adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing, microlite flights and a variety of watersport options are possible here.

 

Bekal Fort Beach: (1 km from Bekal Fort in Kasaragod) Also known as Pallikere Beach, this scenic seaside offers a spectacular view of the historic fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.

 

Kappil: (2 km from Bekal Fort in Kasaragod) A winding lane meanders through palm-fringed landscape to this totally unpolluted, secluded beach.  The Kodi Cliff closeby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.  2 km away is the Pallikunnam Temple.

 

Kanwatheertha: (3 km from Manjeswaram in Kasaragod) A large swimming pool like formation of the sea on the vast beach is the main attraction here.

 

Other Popular Beach Destinations:

Goa

Tamil Nadu: Marina Beach in Chennai, Mamallapuram, Puducherry & Rameswaram.

Karnataka: Ullal near Mangalore, Karwar and Malpe. 

Orissa: Gopalpur-on-Sea, Konark, Chandipur and Puri

Beaches in Lakshadweep islands and Andaman & Nicobar islands offer a wide variety of watersports activities.

Tour Duration:07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered:Chennai / Trivandrum / Goa / Mumbai
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