Kerala is well known for its lush green landscape and tranquil surrounding. If you want to enjoy lazing around in secluded beaches in serene surrounding then the Beaches in Kerala provide an excellent option. The ‘land of Ayurveda’ has a number of enticing beaches. Head to the beaches of Kerala and enjoy the serene surroundings, swaying palm trees, the inviting warm sea, and the blue clear skies.
Here is a list of top beaches in Kerala
Kovalam Beach Kerala
Located near Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam beach is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala. It has the same appeal in Kerala as that of the Baga Beach in Goa. It consists of 3 covens- Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach. It is the most developed beach in Kerala with the crescent-shaped shores fringed by the palm trees. The Lighthouse beach is the most popular among tourists. Here you can find a number of attractions and good eateries along the road. If you want to enjoy some downtime away from the hustle and bustle then head to the lesser-known Samudra Beach. Here you might bump into a few fishermen going about their daily routine.
Backwaters In Kerala – Living in Boats!
The Backwaters in Kerala are an interconnected nexus of rivers, canals, and lakes stretching across 1500 kilometers. It has been used extensively for the movement of cargo, and now is being developed for tourists. The backwaters are so protracted that you can travel along with it for several days. During long journeys, you will be accompanied by a cook and guide. However, you can also visit it within a day. Visit those low barrier islands created at the mouth of the river and be stunned by the beauty of nature.
There are 5 big lakes that are part of the Backwaters and attracts the most attention. The Ashtamundi Lake in Kollam District is the most accessible and developed part of the Backwaters. Hire a houseboat and explore “God’s own country”. Visit Backwaters and enjoy the serene environment.
Varkala Beach – The Most Romantic Beach!
Varkala Beach is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is set against a backdrop of rocky cliffs making it one of the most romantic beaches in Kerala. Flocked by tourists, it is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala yet it manages to stay less crowded than Kovalam Beach. It is also known otherwise as Papanasam beach which in the native language means to wash away sins. It is believed that a dip in these waters will purge away one’s sins.
Apart from this breathtaking beach, there are few mineral springs nearby and a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple. The springs here are believed to have medicinal properties. The beach is known for its strong currents and high waves.
Bekal Beach and Fort
Bekal Fort is located in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, located in the northernmost part of Kerala. It is an hour’s drive from Mangalore. Bekal Fort is adjoined to the Bekal Beach. The Bekal Fort is the oldest and the most preserved fort of Kerala. It is a giant keyhole shaped fort. Surrounding the fort lies the golden shores and secluded beach of Bekal. At Bekal beach, you can walk along these picture-perfect shores or take a plunge into history by exploring the fort. It is one of the most secluded and unspoiled beaches in Kerala. If you are looking for some peaceful time, away from the bustling city life then head to Bekal beach.
Marari Beach – Best Holiday Retreat
Marari Beach is located near Alleppey. It is a hidden gem located in close proximity to the backwaters. It is an ideal destination for those who are looking for a retreat amidst the swaying palm trees and blue waters washing up the shore. At Marari, you can get a glimpse of the typical life of a fishermen’s village. The beach is secluded and totally untouched. You will hardly find a soul on the beach except for the fishermen going on their business and the women of the village can be seen making coir mats and articles.
There are many other well-known beaches in Kerala like Payyambalam Beach, Khozikode Beach, Kannur Beach, etc. So pack your bags and enjoy the serene shores of Kerala.