are one of the most important tourist attraction in Kerala.
Though Kovalam is the most popular beach in Kerala, there are
many other beaches which are almost as good. The long coastline
lined with the swaying coconut palm trees and dotted with an
occasional fishing hamlet is fast developing into one of the
world's best string of beaches. Though infrastructure is yet
to come up in many of the beaches, the advantages in those beaches
are many, the most important being, less crowded.
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.
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
Fort Kochi Beach
The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the
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.