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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:04 am 
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The beaches of Kerala are inseparably liked with the land's history. Here you will find the footprints of the ancient travelers and explores on the sands of time. There are several Beach Resorts in Kerala. Kerala coastal area is made up of the river deltas, backwaters and the shore of the Arabian Sea. It has a 600-kms long shoreline dotted with the finest coconut groves and charming beaches of India. The beaches of Kerala are renowned the world over for their breathtaking beauty.

Beaches of Kerala

• Kovalam Beach: - It is 16 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. Kovalam is internationally renowned and it consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, 'Lighthouse Beach', is the most popular one.

• Varkala Beach: - It is 41 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. It is a seaside resort as well as an important Hindu center of pilgrimage. The 2000 years old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions worth visiting nearby the beach.

• Thanagasseri Beach: - It is 5 kms from Kollam town. The beach stands on the ruins of an Old Portuguese Fort and Churches built in the 18th century.

• Cherai Beach: - It is 45 kms from Ernakulam city. It borders Bypeen Island, and is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are also seen here quite often.

• Tanur Beach: - Situated in Malappura District, it was one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546. One of the oldest temples in Kerala, Keraladeshapuram Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is situated in 3 kms south of Tanur town.

• Padinharekara Beach: - This beach offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bharathapuzha, the Tirur Puzha and the Arabian Sea.

• Kappad Beach: - It is 16 kms from Kozhikode city. Kappad Beach is a historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27 May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels.


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