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Famous Beaches In Kerala

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Kerala are spread along the 550km Arabian Sea coastline.The beaches of Kerala are ready to look prettier, with the Kerala Tourism launching a Rs. 1,000 million plan for the development of 22 beaches, including Kovalam, Alappuzha, Nattika, Cherai, Muzhappilangad, Bekal and Kappad. The view of the surrounding area is exquisite. From Kozhikode, once the hub of the Malabar coast, the view changes to flat lands with rocky outcroppings jutting out. One feature is common all through – the coconut tree in large numbers. Dense groves of coconut trees line the coast and extend to the interiors.

1.Kovalam Beach
Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city in Kerala, located around 16 km from the city.Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach

A. Lighthouse Beach
B. Hawah Beach
c. Samudra Beach

2.Varkala Beach
Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasam beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram.The word Papanasam means wash away sins. It is believed that a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.The beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming. The evening views of the sunset are worth lingering over.

3.Allappuzha Beach
Beach has an old pier which extend to sea is over 150 years old. Alappuzha beach host many events annually like Alappuzha beach festival, Sand art festival, and many more.Alappuzha lighthouse situated near to the beach. Beach is accessible through various town roads and an elevated highway will passing by the beach as part of Alappuzha bypass in order to preserve the beauty of the area.

4.Cherai Beach
Cherai Beach is just 25 km from Kochi, and 30 km from Cochin International Airport. The nearest towns are North Paravur. Cherai Beach offers the less busier and cleaner beach assessable to the Ernakulam City and always attract the tourists from around and other states as well.

5.Muzhupilangad Beach
Muzhupilangad beach is located parallel to National Highway between Kannur and Thalassery.This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in India. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala.The beach is bordered by black rocks, which also protect it from the stronger currents of the ocean.

6.Kappad Beach
Kappad beach is a famous beach near Kozhikode.where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established the sea route from Europe to India. This established a permanent route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent presence of various European merchant companies, leading to eventual domination and rule by the East India Company and later the period of British colonial rule.

7.Marrari Beach
Mararikulam is connected by rail and has a railway station by the same name.It was rated as one of the worlds top five HAMMOCK BEACH by National Geographic survey.

8.Snehatheeram beach
Snehatheeram Beach or Love Shore is beach in Thalikulam of Thrissur District in Kerala It lies on the coast of Arabian Sea and attracts domestic tourists in every season. The beach was selected as the best beach tourism destination by the Department of Tourism (Kerala) during the year 2010.
Facilities:-
There is children’s park located near to the beach with all facilities.The entry fee for park is Rs 10 for adult and Rs 5 for children. An aquarium with large collection of marine species, a well maintained garden and tiled walkway attract tourists to this beach. A restaurant named Naalukettu is also available for tourists for enjoying coastal Thrissur sea food

9.Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi beach is a beach along the Arabian Sea situated in Old Kochi respectively Fort Kochi area of the city of Kochi.Uniques views and point of interests are the so-called Chinese fishing nets and the fishermen working there: commonly known as “Chinese fishing nets” they are shore operated lift nets.Colonial-style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline, as well as the Vasco da Gama square, the remains of Fort Emmanuel along the granite walkway and lots of small stalls, which make traditional cuisines using freshly caught fish. A section of the beach is not accessible to visitors as it is under the control of the Indian Navy.

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