Kerala has gathered its fame across the globe for being one of the "ten paradises of the world" which was listed in the National Geographic's Traveler magazine. Also, it has shown its presence in the '50 must visit places of a lifetime'. This serenely beautiful state of South India is known for its slow-moving network of scintillating backwaters, palm-shaded pristine golden beaches, the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, and densely thick tropical evergreen, deciduous and semi-deciduous jungles with rare, exotic plant life and wildlife species.
Beach Walk - Kerala
The rich culture and tradition of Kerala foretell about its glorious past. Kerala is home to age-old Ayurveda. Even now, hundreds of people from various parts of the world reach Kerala in search of traditional Ayurveda treatments. The energetic and vibrant dance forms of Kerala like Kathakali and Mohiniattam are world famous and a lot of foreigners visit Kerala to learn these art forms.
Kalarippayattu - an Indian martial art is another popular art form of Kerala that attracts the tourists. The temple festival of Kerala, the annual snake boat race and the delicately spiced taste-bud-tingling Kerala cuisines makes this South India state noteworthy among other states of India. Kerala gives you an experience of heaven on earth and the slogan Kerala - "God's Own Country" says it all.
Kerala is a tourist-friendly destination; hence it has a special place in the heart of every traveler across the world. Kerala is not all about its charming backwaters and mesmerizing hill stations, but it is also well-known for its serene, flawless and picturesque beaches. Kerala is said to have the greatest number of beaches in India after Goa.
Thus, setting the vista for a marvelous beach destination which attracts both natives as well as the tourists. The beautiful landscape with an array of coconut trees and undulating palm groves on the shore is the major striking feature of beaches in Kerala. The ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments and yoga in the beach ambience is another peculiarity of Kerala beach which entice the tourists.
The sunrise and sunset view at these beaches are so breathtaking that a great number of people visit here to experience it. It also offers limitless watersport activities that attract beach bums and adventure seekers. Some of the most popular beaches in Kerala are Alappuzha Beach, Kovalam Beach, Shankumugham Beach, Varkala Beach, Marari Beach, Cherai Beach, Kappad Beach, Bekal Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Kappil Beach, Muzhappilangad Beach etc. Beaches of Kerala play a significant role in the history of Kerala. The Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama first landed on the Kappad Beach in Kozhikode on his visit to Kerala.
Early morning is the best time to explore the beaches of Kerala. The fully tranquil ambience and the breathtaking sight of the sun rising above the horizon make your visit to the beach in the early morning worthwhile, breathe in the fresh air and feel the best beach experience.
During this time the sea is dotted with numerous fishing boats which varies in size, shape and color which is truly a fabulous sight to watch. The way the fishermen cast their net in the sea to catch fish is really interesting and will leave you to spellbind. Another unique experience during the early morning at the beach is the fishermen landing their catch of fishes and auctioning it off near the beach.
You can also see a lot of people buying the fresh fish from the fishermen. The local shops near the beaches sell traditional Kerala breakfast which is worth for a try. People practicing yoga and meditation is a regular morning scene in every beach in Kerala.