Kerela has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves,  natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves.  All of it as peaceful as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever.

 

Kovalam beach :

 This internationally renowned beach resort of  Kerela  has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s.  Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches.  The southernmost , known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular, Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all the budgets.

 

Poovar Beach :

Poovar is an unspoilt and unexplored island, envoloped by the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a dream golden sand beach.

 

Shanghumugham Beach :

This is a favorite haunt of sunset viewers.  The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram ( Trivandrum ) airport and Veli Tourist Village.

 

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The Varkala Beach :

Vakala is a seaside resort and spa, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage.  High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline.  The 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions there

 

Alappuzha Beach :

 This is one of the most popular picnic spots in alappuzha.  The pier, which extends into the sea here, is about 140 years old.

Cherai Beach - This lovely beach bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming.  Dolphins are occassionally seen here.

Fort Kochi Beach - The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British..

 

Kappad - 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.  An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawing rock that protrudes into the sea.  The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old

 

 

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