If you want to visit the beach areas to beat the scorching heat this summer, then Kerala is the best option after Goa in India. With its 550 km long coastline on the Arabian Sea, Kerala has an overwhelming array of scenic beaches. The golden sand, clean waters and the fresh sea breeze is a perfect escapade for one and all. Most of the famous Kerala beaches have been spoilt by overcrowding and over commercialization. However, there are still a few lesser known beaches in Kerala which are the ideal to relax on the shore as part of Kerala Tour Packages.
Let’s go through some of these lesser known beaches in Kerala and shed off all the heat and sweats this summer.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the Kozhikode city, Kappad Beach is an ideal destination for a relaxing and refreshing beach holiday break in the God’s own country. The serene beach shaded by inland palm trees has white sand dotted with enthralling rock formations on all sides. Also, the beach is marked in the pages of history as the place where the Portuguese navigator, Vasco-Da-Gama first landed in Kerala, India. Taking a houseboat cruise or go swimming in the pristine backwaters of Kappad River add charm to your beach tour as part of Kozhikode Tour Packages. One can also visit the Vasco Da Gama’s monument along with an 800 year old temple here.
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Extending up to 6 km long, the Muzhappilangad Beach near Kannur is the longest drive-in beach in Asia and the only drive-in beach in the entire Kerala where tourists can drive up to a length of 4 km that offers an open road with no traffic and a stunning view. It is also featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in BBC article for Autos. Bordered by fascinating black rock formation, this less crowded beach is a safe place where you can get into the azure waters and have a fun-filled day as part of Kannur Tour Packages. Besides, the beach is also famous for its beach festival too which held every year in the month of April.
Seeking idyllic solitude? Visit Kappil Beach, one of the most stunning lesser known beaches in Kerala, and let your senses delves in the tranquil vibes of nature. Unlike nearby Varkala Beach, the beach is far away from commercialization, pollution and maddening tourist crowds. The thin line of sand beach separates Edava-Nadayara Lake from the Arabian Sea. Coconut groves nearby adds more aesthetic appeal to the beach. The Kappil Beach is an idyllic destination for those seeking solitude and basking under the sun amidst the blissful environs as part of Trivandrum Tour Packages. Swimming, water sports, sun-bathing and boating in the backwaters are some famous activities here.
Kizhunna Ezhara Beach
Among the most pristine and undisturbed beaches on the Kannur coastal line, Kizhunna and Ezhara are two scenic beaches that lie alongside. Considered as the hidden pearl of the North, the Kizhunna Beach offers a wonderful water view along with soft sand and black rocks interspersed by coconut trees. Remained quite unnoticed by the public, the secluded beach of Ezhara in Kannur region can be an ideal destination for those who wish to experience a typical beach vibe, in less crowded setting while holidaying in Kerala. The bay is shallow and calm making it an ideal place for swimming and sun bathing.
If you are looking to get away from the maddening crowds and spend some quality time relaxing on a pretty beach, Chowara Beach might work for you. Known for its natural beauty and serenity, the long golden sandy beach of Chowara is an ideal escape from the tourist-infested Kovalam as not many tourists visit this beach. For most of the day the only people you will come across are the fishermen or some local kids running around. The beach houses a beautiful old-fashioned village and Chowara Ayyappa temple which gives you a better view of the beach from its immaculate hilltop location. It is the only beach in Kerala not eroded by sea even in the monsoon season instead the sea is receding here. One can also visit Azhimalathara Beach situated nearby while enjoying your holidays in Kerala as part of Kovalam Tour Packages.
An extension of famous Payyambalam Beach in Kannur, Meenkunnu Beach is a long stretch of golden sandy coastline fringed by coconut trees. The beach is a delight to the solace seekers as it is less explored and therefore is an ideal resort for those seeking some tranquil moments, away from the usual maddening tourist crowds. Watch the local fishermen, enjoy spicy treats from the beach shacks and let the solitude of the beach help you access the inner recesses of your soul during your Kerala Tour. Don’t forget to climb the nearby climb to get a picture perfect view of the beach and its surroundings.
From having a candle light dinner to experiencing a romantic walk on the beach to a sun-kissed morning on the golden sands, the Chavakkad Beach suits for everything. Just 5 km away from Guruvayur, the beach looks stunning with its aquamarine waters, long sandy coastline, swaying palms and secluded atmosphere. One can have complete privacy and enjoy the beauty of the beach during Thrissur Tour. Also, it is famous for the estuary, the confluence of a river and sea which is an absolute delight to see the creations of the nature. One can indulge in an array of activities here like beach walk, swimming, fishing, and bird watching.
Situated near Nileshwar in Kasaragod region, Thaikadappuram Beach is an astounding beach snuggled between the Arabian Sea and Thejaswini River. It is famous for the rare Olive Ridley Turtles that visit the beach during the rainy season to lay eggs. Activists of Neythal, a non-governmental organization, run an Olive Ridley breeding center at the beach. In addition, Thaikadappuram Beach is also known for its scenic beauty, azure sea, golden sand and an amazing perspective of the setting sun. Quiet and less crowded, Thaikadappuram Beach is the best place for those who are looking for some comfort away from the hectic and chaotic life of the city.
Vallikunnu Beach is a secluded and charming beach located in the city of Malappuram, Kerala. The beach is beautifully encircled with palm trees on one side and clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea on the other. It is claimed to be one of the best beaches in India but has remained unexplored that has helped to maintain its serenity and flawless beauty. Ride the surf, get a tan, build sandcastles or simply sift sand through your toes at this secluded and spellbinding beach as part of Kerala Holiday Packages. The relaxing ambience of the beach can give you one of the most comfortable and rejuvenating beach holidays of your life. One can also visit nearby Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary to witness the magnificent, seasonal birds.
Santhi is an avid traveler and primary contributor to the blogs at Trawell.in. She has explored most of the states in India and gained vast knowledge on tourist destinations in India and abroad. She also contributes content to other travel websites.