Kerala, ‘God’s Own Country’, is a popular tourist destination in India, which is flocked by a crazy number of tourists from all around the world. The serene pristine beaches of Kerala are dotted with coconut palm trees and bustle with high-spirited tourist activity throughout the year. The sand on the beautiful beaches of Kerala range of silver to gold to gravel. Spend a day at any of the Kerala beaches, enjoy the sun, the scenic beauty, water sports, attractions, Ayurveda massages and get completely rejuvenated. Kerala is an ideal destination for family vacations as well as honeymooners.
Here are some of the popular beaches of Kerala:
The Alleppey or Alappuzha beach is quite popular for its 140-yr old pier. It is one of the most well-known beaches in Kerala and is around 45 km from the Kochi airport and around 5 km from Alappuzha station. Another prime attraction is the Vijaya Beach Park that has water sports facilities for both adults and children.
The Kovalam beaches with its silver sand is one of the first discovered beaches as a tourist destination. Known for its Ayurveda therapies and water sports, the beach town of Kovalam, consists of three beaches- Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach and Hawah beach. All these beaches have their own attractions and are a must-visit.
Also known as Papanasam beach, Varkala beach is about 54 km from Trivandrum. It is believed that the sea waters of this secluded beach have special properties and one who takes a dip in it, washes away all his sins. The Nature Center, Sree Janardhana Swamy temple and the stream of mineral water placed nearby are the major attraction of this beach.