is situated along the gregarious shores of the Arabian Sea. Renowned for
coconut and backwaters, Kerala is also famous for its picturesque beaches.
The 600 kms long coastline of Kerala is lined with some of the finest and
most charming beaches of India. Known for the gentle surf, azure blue waters
and sun bathe, Kerala Beaches attract thousands of tourists every year. In
addition the delectable sea foods and tranquil environment give a memorable
experience to holiday makers.
Alappuzha Beach or the Alleppey Beach is one of the famous beaches of "God's
own country" Kerala. Situated in the district of Alapuzzha, the beach
is a calm and peaceful relaxation spot. Referred to as the "Venice of
the East", Alapuzzha is a natural wonderland boasts of lush greenery,
lagoons, lakes and many fresh water rivers. The 140- years-old pier which
extends into the Arabian sea is a major attraction here. The Vijaya Beach
Park and the lighthouse add to the attraction of the Alapuzzha Beach.
16 kms away from Kozhikode town, Kappad is one of the most charming beaches
of Kerala. Kappad is a pleasant, calm beach studded with rocks and caressed
by sea waves. The beach dotted with country fishing boats is a heaven for
the tourists. Kappad beach has historic importance as Vasco-da-Gama landed
here with his 170 men on 27th May 1498. A pillar commemorates the event with
the inscription "Vasco-da-Gama landed here, Kappakkadavau in the year
1498". Nearby is a temple on the rocks, which is believed to be 800
you want peace of mind and quiet atmosphere then Kovalam is the perfect
place for you. Kovalam beach is one of the finest beaches in India, perhaps
in the world. The town of Kovalam is located on the Malabar coast at a
distance of 16 kms from Trivandrum. The charming beaches were discovered in
1930s, but the name of Kovalam reached to the tourists of the world when
Hippies arrived in 1960s. Kovalam beach consists of three beaches - the
Lighthouse Beach, the Hawah Beach and the Samudra Beach. Light House Beach
is little smaller in size but it always remain over crowded with tourists,
shops and establishments. Kovalam is a silver coloured beach, the sea is
calm and quiet here excellent for sea bath.
Marari originating from "Mararikulam" is a small village located
between Cochin and Alleppey. Situated amidst peaceful surroundings Marari
Beach is one of the finest beaches of South India. Marari is fishing village
and life still goes as it did a century ago, the fishermen venture out into
the sea to earn their livelihood. The endless miles of palm fringed beaches
offer several options to the holiday makers. On Marari Beach you can
experience the old charm alongwith the traditional Kerala hospitality.
Varkala Beach is one of the popular beach resorts in Kerala. Situated 54
kms away from Thiruvanathapuram, Varkala is known for the sun, sights and
sea which draw the travellers from all over the world. Far from the crowded
beaches of Kerala, Varkala is ideal for a relaxing vacation. Varkala beach
is famous for the mineral water springs with medicinal properties that gush
out of the hill bordering the beach. The beach is also a popular pilgrimage
centre of Hindus. Janardana Swamy Temple is situated at Varkala Beach which
attracts thousands of pilgrims to the place every year.
Beach Tour in Kerala
08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01: Cochin
Arrive Cochin. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin including The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India.
Day 02: Cochin - Periyar
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations
Day 03 : Periyar - Munnar
Early morning enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wild elephants. Afternoon drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive Munnar and check – in at hotel.
Day 04: Munnar
In Munnar Day is free to relax and to walk around. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.
Day 05: Munnar - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
Day 06: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat.
Day 07: Alleppey - Trivandrum
Morning board your transport for an interesting drive to Trivandrum. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, visiting the ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles.
Day 08: Trivandrum - Excursion
Full day return excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost part of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial which is built about 400 metres offshore.
Day 09: Trivandrum
Transfer to airport for return flight.