Bekal Beach is located in the northern part of Kerala and is another pristine, sandy, palm fringed Kerala beach with unspoilt natural beauty. The whole Bekal Beach is actually located below a fort. Which give the beach an exceptional
look. In Bekal the beach and the history meet one another. The view of the Arabian Sea from the 300 year old fort top is really fantastic. The sound of the splashing waves striking the fort base give the tourist a great thrill and the
picturesque view of the white sandy beach below the fort is really breathtaking. Tourist Office: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation KTDC www.ktdc.com State Tourism Office Mascot Square Thiruvananthapuram. 0471 2316736 Safety Note: Bekal
is safe for swimming. There are lifeguards at the beach. Never be over adventurous and try to stay close to the shore. Dress conservatively. Where it is: Bekal is located in the northern part of Kerala. It is 156 km north of Kozhikode and 60 km south of Mangalore. Journey Route: Bekal is 4 hrs drive from Kozhikode and 1.5 hrs drive from Mangalore. Kasargode is the nearest railhead. Mangalore is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Gitanjali Heritage, Chandralayam Homestay, K Tees Residency, Bekal Boat Stay. Eatery: K-Tees, Oottupura, Malanadu, Elite Tourist Home. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering Activities, Lazing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Bekal Fort, Hosdurg Beach, Kappil Beach.
Kovalam is the most beautiful beach belt in the state of Kerala on the Malabar Cost which has three beaches Light House beach, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. All of them very close to each other, separated by small hills and natural
rocks. Lighthouse Beach is the most popular to the indians among the three beaches at Kovalam. There is a lighthouse located on a headland at the south end of the beach. Hawah Beach is a fishing beach where the local fisherman are seen
to repair boats and fishing net. Samudra Beach is ideal for solitude loving tourist to enjoy sunbath. Because of their crescent shape and the swaing palm fringe these beaches are most popular to both the domestic and foreign tourist. Kovalam is the top most indian beach destination to the sun hunting north Europian tourist. Kovalam is the beach area of Kerala where local people do accept the beach costume which the foreign tourist prefer. The white sandy beach, the blue hue of the waves of the Arabian Sea and the cool breeze under the shade of the palm is really enjoying. You can spent your holiday and enjoy
the leisure in Kovalam, it has friendly people and strong culture different from other part of india. Kerala has its music, its dance , its back water, wild life and variety of food to entertain you. Though the beach shacks offer the traditional kerala food but you can find some beach shack where you will find continental food also. There are lot of stay option, you can pick from 5 star to cheap budget hotel according to your budget. Enjoy the Kathakali dance which is the classical dance drama of Kerala and is a myth base drama which raises the spiritual spirits. Tourist Office: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation KTDC www.ktdc.com State Tourism Office Mascot Square Thiruvananthapuram. 0471 2316736 Safety Note: Beaches of Kovalam are great for swimming and other watering activities. There are lifeguards on Kovalam Beaches. Local culture accepts beach wear and if someone wants he can wear as tiny as possible beach wear on the beach. Remember one thing; nudism is an offense in India. Where it is: Kovalam is located 10 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Journey Route: One
can travel by bus, Jeep or taxi. Kovalam has its own railhead. Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February. Accommodations: Hotel Samudra, Taj Green Cove Resort, Leela Kempinski, Puja Mahal Beach Resort, Hotel Neelakanta, Best Western Swagath Holiday Resort, Hotel Seaface, Manaltheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Marine Palace, Hawah Beach Resort, Hotel Seaweed, Pappukutty Beach Resort, Eatery: Café De La Mer, The Pizzeria, German Bakery, The Fusion, Lonely Planet, Sea View, Suprabatham. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering Activities,
Sunbath. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Poovar, Thiruvallom, Chowara Beach.
Kozhikode is located by the Lakshadweep Sea and has few beautiful beaches having unspoilt natural beauty. People who are looking for solitude, should visit the tranquil beaches of Kozhikode to rejuvenate themselves. Kozhikode Beach is a
suburb beach where people folk to refresh themselves in the evening. Kappad, Beypore and Payyoli beaches are other beaches which are little away from the city and could be perfect holiday destinations. Kappad Beach is a historic beach
of Kerala which is 16 km away from Khozhikode one of the famous town of north Kerala. Local people call it Kappadkadavu.This beach is historic because this is the point where in 1498 the great Portuguese Explorer Vasco da Gama landed first
in India. This is a white sandy beach backed by rocky landscape with coconut palm trees surrounding it. Kappad is also a backwater itenery. Fishing is the main living hood of the people here. The Korapuzha river falls to the Arabian
Sea along side here. Kappad Beach can be best traveled by backwaters. It is still pristine in nature and surely satisfies the solitude seeking tourist. Here you can enjoy the seclusion and also witness the history of the Portuguese
arrival in India later whom ruled a part of India. In Kappad commercialization is yet to boom hence it is advisable to stay in Kozhikode. Payyoli is another tiny beach which is famous for a rock that stands out of the sea locally known
as Velliyamkallu. Other than this Payyoli is a beach where fisherman and their activities can be seen from close location. Payyoli Beach was the track of India's renowned athlet PT Usha. To day she runs a sports school in Payyoli. If
you are in Payyoli, hire a boat and pay a visit to Velliyamkallu, it is really exciting. Beypore is another beach which is located on the estuary of the river Chaliyar. This is a place which is famous for boat building and fishing. The
beach itself has a tranquil nature which attact people to refresh themselves. Tourist Office: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation KTDC www.ktdc.com State Tourism Office Mascot Square Thiruvananthapuram. 0471 2316736 Safety Note: All
the Kozhikode Beaches are great for swimming. Like other beaches of India the common message is that not to go far from the shore because there are no
lifeguards and no one is there to rescue you. Where it is: Kozhikode is 200 km north of Kochi, the business capital of Kerala. Journey Route: Kozhikode is 6 hrs drive from Kochi. Kozhikode has it's own railhead. Karipur is the airport.
Tourist Season: From November to February. Accommodations: Kappad Beach Resort, Victorian Beach Heritage Inn, Hotel Beach Heritage Inn, Taj Residency, Malabar Mansion, Malabar Palace, Fortune Hotel, Hotel Sea Queen. Eatery: Woodlands
Restaurant, Paragan, Rahmath, Zains, Hotel Sagar, Hotel Mummy and Daddy, Hotel Bombay, Beach Hotel. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering Activities, Lazing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Kappad Beach, Payyoli Beach, Beypore Beach.
Marari Beach is another pristine beach of Kerala which is licated 60 km south of Kochi the main business city of Kerala. It is a long sandy beach which is backed by palm fringe and fishing village Mararikulam. While visiting this beach you
can feel the hard life of costal people of Kerala. Marari Beach is safe for swimming, surfing, parasailing and other water activities and fun. Tourist Office: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation KTDC www.ktdc.com State Tourism
Office Mascot Square Thiruvananthapuram 0471 2316736 Safety Note: Marari Beach is great for swimmig. While you swim stay close to the shore. Beachwear is accepted. Where it is: Marari Beach is 17 km from Allaphuza and 50 km from
Kochi. Journey Route: It is 1 hr drive from Kochi. Allaphuza is the nearest railhead. Kochi is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February. Accommodations: Marari Beach Home, Marari Beach Resort. Eatery: Marari
Beach Home, Marari Beach Resort. In Allaphuza Raheem Residency, Alleppey Beach Resorts, Pagoda Resorts, Lake Palace. Beach Activities: Swimming, Watering Activities & Sunbath. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Backwater cruise, Vambanad
Varkala is a small town near Thiruvanantpuram which is best known for its beaches having unspoiled natural beauty. The two kilometer long beach is basically red cliff with coconut palm trees surrounding it. The cliff steeps down to the Arabian Sea forming the golden sandy beach. The scenic beauty is mesmerizing. The main attraction of Verkala Beach is the solitude. This is the beach to enjoy the beauty of the sea and sand but this is not a beach where sun bathing is practiced. When you visit Varkala Beach don't miss the sunset. Varkala beach is significant to the Indians for its religious holiness and
medicinal myth. It is one of the hindu pilgrimage center and famous for the Janardhan Swamy Temple. There is a spring originating from the cliff which is considered medicinal properties for arthritis. On the new moon night huge
devotees folk in the beach and have a dip in the sea which is believed to wash away all the sins of soul. Exciting water sporting like parasailing, surfing, scuba diving, fishing are the attraction of Varkala Beach.There are number of
shops in shore area where you can shop trinkets, souvenirs and kerala handicrafts. There are few beach restaurants which serves sea foods. Varkala beach is 54 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala. Tourist Office: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation KTDC www.ktdc.com State Tourism Office Mascot Square Thiruvananthapuram 0471 2316736 Safety Note: Varkala Beach is great for swimming. Avoid high tide and monsoon and if you are not a good swimmer don’t go far from the shore while you swim. Lifeguards are not present. Avoid beachwear at Varkala. Where it is: Varkala is 45 km north of state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Journey Route: If you start from Thiruvananthapuram by bus it will take 1 hr. Varkala has it's own railhead. Thiruvananthapuram is the
nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February. Accommodations: Taj Garden Retreat, Hindustan Beach Retreat, Hotel Green Palace Seaside, Preeth Beach Resort, Sea Pearl Chalets, Krishnatheeram Ayur Holy Beach Resort, Deshadan
Cliff & Beach Resort. Eatery: Cape Comorin at Taj Garden Retreat, Sea Rock, Marine Palace. Beach Activities: Sunbath, Swimming, Watering Activities. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kuttikkad Temple,
Varkala Cultural Centre, Papanasham Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Kappil Beach.