There aren’t enough words to describe the paradise Kerala is. India is a country where there is so much diversity, landscapes change rapidly with growing urbanization, but there is something about the magic of Kerala that helps it maintain its traditional beauty. The state is a popular destination for summer vacations for families in India and around the world. Everyone is charmed by the serene backwaters and indulgent houseboat rides, the rejuvenating Ayurveda spa sessions, and the rich, fragrant Malabari foods.
Then, there are the beautiful beaches. God’s Own Country is peppered with many stunning beaches and lagoons ; you are struck by the beauty, the cleanliness, and the peace at the beaches, that is only ever interrupted by the roaring sound of the incoming waves crashing against the coast. The beaches in Kerala are bound to win your heart and soul and can become the sole reason for you and loved ones to come by for a wonderful stay. Your ideal beach vacation in Kerala can consist of:
1. Staying at Marari Sands
One of the most exciting aspects of having a beach vacation is the opportunity to wake up to sounds of the gentle ocean waves and a splendid sight of the sunlight hitting the surface of the water. Marari Beach is a renowned silent stretch of sand that’s perfect for a peaceful retreat. Staying at one of the Marari beach villas can be escape from the citylife you’re looking for. Consider staying at Marari Sands by Tree Leaf; it is a beautiful resort just 15 odd km from Allepeym right by the beach. The resort is a haven for simple and spellbinding experiences that absolutely rejuvenate you – enjoying the quaint atmosphere of, relaxing in the hammocks on the beach, de-stressing moments at their in-house spa, dining on delicious food made with fresh catch of the day.
2. Lounging at Cherai Beach
A little further ahead of Marari Beach is the delightful Cherai Beach, whose golden sands and canopies will have you falling in love the moment you set foot on the beach. Sit back on the beach with a cool drink or dive into the gentle waves for a quick swim. You can also head there for the rare sight of a lagoon and a beach so close to each other. The ruins of Pallipuram Fort also draws in a huge crowd, as does the majestic Palliparum – these two spots are definitely worth a visit!
3. Surfing at Kovalam Beach
The most popular beach in Kerala, Kovalam is often likened to Goan beaches of Baga & Calangute. Two elaborate coves, many open-air restaurants, speed boat rides, and tourist-friendly measures are some of the many reasons why Kovalam beach draws in so many people who visit Kerala. The beach is also a hot spot for surfing in India because of favourable tides. The beach sees visits from surfing enthusiasts as well as beginners learning to flow with the tide.
4. Driving on Kannur Beach
Northern Kerala has its own gem in the small town of Kannur; the town is populated with beautiful, secluded stretches of golden sand, creating the perfect environment for a private picnic for a travelling group or a couple. One of the most unique stretches on the Kannur beach is Muzhappilangad. It is the longest drive-in beach in India; you can drive all the way along its stretch of sand during the sunset foe one of the most exhilarating experiences.
Varkala, Shanmugham, Bekal, Chavakkad – the list of visually and experientially spectacular beaches in Kerala doesn’t end. If you’re a fan of the monsoons, plan your trip in June-August. Else, the most comfortable time to visit Kerala is in the months of October to March.