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Enchanting Beaches of Kerala

Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerals. For virtually its entire 600km length, the Kerala coastsis lined sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Each year greater numbers of visitors arrive here in search of the tranquil, palm fringed beaches.
This internationally renowned beach resort is a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1931s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beache, is the most popular of the three. Kovalam offers accommodation to suit all budgets.
Accessibility : 16 km(1/2 hour) from Thituvananthapuram.
Aquiet, secluded stretch of sand, the Papanasam beach in Varkala is known for its mineral springs and rocky cliffs. The 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions here.
Accessibility : 40 km(1 1/2 hours ) from Thiruvananthapuram.
  Cherai Beach
This lovely beach bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming, Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added attraction.
This is where Vasco Da Gama had landed in 1498 AD. The legends woven around its historic origins and traditions cast a mystical spell on this beach. Kappad is also known for its Ayurvedic health holiday facilities.
Accessibility : 14 km (1/2 hour) from Kozhikode.
Bekal Fort stands on a promontory between two long, classically beautiful palm fringed beaches. This is the larges, best preserved fort in Kerala. The fort has been under the control of various powers including the Vijayanagar kingdom, Tipu Sultan and the British. The fort's commanding position offers breathtaking views across the bays to the north and south.
Accessibility : 160 km (4 hours) from Kozhikode.
  Muzhappilangad Beach

Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow water a swimmer's paradise. Perhaps this is Kerala's only drive-in beach where you can drive down the entire length of 4 km.
Accessibility: 15 km (1/2 hour) from Kannur and 8 km from Thalasseri.23