Beaches in Kerala

Beaches in the Indian state of Kerala are spread along the 550-km Arabian Sea coastline. Kerala is an Indian state occupying the south-west corner of the subcontinent. The topography of the coastline is distinctive and changes abruptly as one proceeds from north to south. In the northern parts of Kerala, in places such as Bekal, Thalassery and Kannur, the headlands rise above the shore from the fringe of the beaches. The highlands are dotted with forts built by the colonial powers – the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. 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

Kerala is a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. Nicknamed as one of the "10 paradises of the world" by the National Geographic traveller, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India

Popularly visited attractions in Kerala include the beaches at Kovalam, Cherai and Varkala, the hill stations of Munnar, Nelliampathi, and Ponmudi, and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Periyar and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region — an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that center on Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Punnamada — also see heavy tourist traffic.

Beaches of Kerala

Alappuzha Beach

Bekal Beach

Beypore Beach

Cherai Beach

Dharmadam Island

Ezhimala Beach

Fort Kochi Beach

Kappad Beach

Kappil Beach

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach

Kovalam Beach

Marari Beach (Mararikulam)

Padinharekara Beach

Pallikere Beach

Payyambalam Beach

Shanghumukham Beach

Somatheeram Beach

Thangasseri Beach

Thirumullavaram Beach

Vallikunnu Beach

Varkala Beach