A famous beach and picnic spot with a children park and boating facilities for entertainment. The old lighthouse also adds to the beauty of this beach and the pier, which extends into the sea is over 137 years old.
This cool and calm beach bordering Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming, and dolphins, which are occasionally seen here, attract tourists. Paddy fields and coconut groves nearby, makes this place more beautiful.
This wonderful man made island named after Lord Willindgon, the erstwhile British Viceroy of India, is surrounded by backwaters and is a very important part of Cochin. It sites the city's best hotel, the government of India tourist office, the southern naval command head quarters, the Cochin port trust and the customs house. Also on this island are the offices of several major trading and industrial houses.
About 300 kms from Kerala, Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands located in the Arabian Sea. Only few of these islands are inhabited and are famous tourism destination.
The beautiful Bolgatty Place built by the Dutch in 1774, is situated on this island with a golf course on its grounds and palm trees all around. The KTDC now runs a hotel there and it is easily accessible from the mainland.
10 kms South of Kozhikode, located at the mouth of the River Chaliyar is Beypore, a small coastal town and boat building industry which was for centuries, one of the prominent port and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala. It was much sought after, by merchants of Western Asia for its boat building industry and even today, Beypore is still a favourite destination among Arabs, shopping for large boats. The boat-building yard here is also very famous today for its country crafts called 'Uru' built by traditional boat builders, known as Khalasis.
Here one can see in the early hours of the morning dolphins playing in the sea. The beach, 2kms from Kozhikode town center is a along stretch of tree lined sand, popular with the local people because of the lions club park, the lighthouse and the two piers. People love taking long walks here in the evenings, because of the lovely evening breeze.
16kms from Kozhikode, this is the historic beach where Vaso-da-Gama landed on 27th May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels. A small stone monument at the beach commemorates a memorial, which marks the landing place. This rock studded pleasant beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The ancient temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old. The Kappad beach resort is one of the leading centers for Ayurvedic Health Holiday in Kerala.
22kms from Kozhikode is the lighthouse, which overlooks Velliyamkallu, the rock much dreaded by navigators, off Moodadi coast, which was built after a ship, wreck and the remains of which can still be seen here. The Velliyamkallu rock is the transit home of migratory birds.
About 3 kms from Thalassery lays the small island of 'Dharmadam'. This tiny 5-acre island is covered with coconut palms and green bushes, which is a beautiful sight from the beach. A bus ride from Thalassery will take one to the place of destination but permission is required to enter this privately owned island. This place was earlier known as Dharmattanam, getting its name from the popular belief that it was a Buddhist monastery earlier, as Buddha's images are said to been excavated from this place.
The Ezhimala Beach lies at the northern boundary of Kannur. Rare medical herbs (Ramayana) with mythological significance grow on Ezhimala, the strange seven-peaked range. Around 50 kms from here, is the Mount Deli Lighthouse, an old tower of great antiquity. It's maintained by the Navy and is a restricted area. The beach sand is of a different texture and the sea is bluer that in other areas. At the Ettikulam bay one could enjoy watching dolphins.
11 Kms from Kannur, This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.
Muzhappilangad Beach, one of the longest beaches in Kerala is located 15 kms south of Kannur. This is the only drive-in beach in India.
This is a natural fishing harbour situated near St.. Angelo's Fort. A sea wall extending to a huge height, projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Mechanised and country crafts can enter into the island from the sea and anchor safely.
2kms from Kannur, Payyambalam, the long, lovely beach is a local picnic spot. Flat laterite cliffs jut into the sea at one end. Picturesque and incredibly beautiful, the beach is only walking distance from Fort St. Angelo. It is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespective of seasons, because of its quiet and calm environment.
The 300 years old Bakel Fort is the largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala, which is 16kms south of Kasargod on the national highway. This imposing circular structure of laterite, rising 130 feet above sea level, stands on a 35-acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea. The beautiful Bakel beach with the historically and archeologically significant Bakel fort in the background is now being developed into an International Tourist destination.
Situated 1 km from Bekal Fort, this enchanting beach offers a spectacular view of the fort.
The Kappil Beach
This beach is remote and secluded. The Kodi Cliff nearby offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Situated 6 kms from Bekal fort.
The swimming pool like formation of the sea water is the main attraction of this beach. It is situated 3 kms from Manjeswaram.
Padinharekara Beach offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bharatha Puzha (River Bharatha), the Tirur Puzha (River Tirur) and the Arabian Sea.
The small coastal fishing town of Tanur was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546 and converted the local chieftain to Christianity. About 3 km south of Tanur is Keraladesapuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is said to be one of Kerala's oldest temples.
A beach resort set in the middle of a coconut grove is the main attraction here. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is just a short distance away.
6 kms north of Kollam town, is the beautiful and quiet little Thirumullavaram Beach, which is a lovely picnic spot and is also ideal for swimming or bathing in the sun .It has frequent bus connections from the town.
Situated 5 kms from Kollam Town, this seaside has ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in 18th century.
12 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the finest beaches in India, Kovalam. With boundless blue of the Arabian Sea and unwinding miles of fine sand washed by surf, which roars and hisses at the feet of coconut palms, Kovalam is a sheltered natural bay. The setting has an illusory quality about it. A sheet of silvery and curve sand is bordered on one side by azure blue water and on the other by a never-ending spread of green palm groves. A high rocky promontory jutting into the sea has created a beautiful bay of calm waters for sea bathing. One can also sunbathe on the silver sands of the beach.
Situated 8 kms from Thiruvanathapuram city, this is a popular city beach and favourite haunt for sunset watchers. The other attraction of this beach is "Matsya Kanyaka"- a 35 metre long sculpture of a mermaid.
On the outskirts of Kerala's capital, Thiruvanthapuram and by the side of the placid waters of Veli lake, the Boat club attracts the city people and tourists. Veli Lagoon, developed as a major tourist spot provides various facilities for entertainment like Pedal boating, row boating, swimming, get-togethers etc. It is just the right place for an exciting outing and is easily accessible by road. Hardly 3kms from the airport, the youth hostel at Veli provides inexpensive dormitory type accommodation.