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Alappuzha Beach (Alleppey Beach)


Location : Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala
Main Attraction : 140 Years Old Pier
Known As : Venice Of The East
Entertainment Facilities : Vijaya Beach Park


Alleppey Beach Travel Guide IndiaAlleppey Beach is now named as Alappuzha Beach. Alleppey is one of the most beautiful and hence popular tourist spots in Kerala. Alappuzha Beach provides various beach entertainment facilities at its Vijaya Park, and nearby there is an old lighthouse that is of immense interest for the visitors. Alleppey is the second town in India that has lakes similar to what we find at Udaipur in Rajasthan. Both these places are rightly called ‘Venice of the East’.

Alleppey has immense beauty also in the form of its beach. Alleppey backwaters are quiet where the rustle of palm trees is the only other sound heard. Alleppey tourism provides immense natural aqua, complemented with the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lagoons, lakes, and fresh water rivers serenading through. There exists a 140 years old pier extending into the sea here. A rice bowl region in Alleppey called Kuttanad has the singular characteristic in the world where farming is done below sea level. The town becomes most vibrant Alleppey Beach Travel Guide Indiaduring July, August, September and January when snake Boat races are held.

How to Get There

Air: The Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town.
Rail: Nearest railway station is Alappuzha, about 5 km from the beach.


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Bekal Beach


Location : 41 Kms From Thiruvananthapuram City, Kerala
Main Attraction : Janardana Swamy Temple
Known As : Papanashini
Significance : The Beach has a 2000 Year Old Shrine of Lord Vishnu


Bekal Beach Travel Guide IndiaBekal is claimed to be a beach destination of the future. The unspoiled place has all the ingredients like long palm-fringed beaches leading up the rocky headland topped by the huge Bekal Fort. One can get a good view of serene Lakshadweep Sea from the Observatory of the Bekal Fort that was once guarded from sea pirates by huge cannon that still exists here.

Bekal Beach was once an active small port where Europeans, Dutch and Portuguese conducted the commercial activities with the local kings during pre-colonial days. Bekal Fort on the sea beach is one of the best preserved in Kerala.

Bekal Beach is one of the best places to see the local life of the fishing village. One can enjoy watching the fishing boats jostling for space, fishermen shouting heehaw while pushing boats to the sea, haggling to sell the fish.



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Kanyakumari Beach


Location : Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Main Attraction : Vivekananda Rock And The Sangam
Famous For : Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets


Kanyakumari Beach Travel Guide IndiaKanyakumari Beach is situated at the land’s end at the southern most tip of India. The confluence of Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal at Kanyakumari (Kanniyakumari) is also an important pilgrim center. The seashore is rocky and dangerous at places and people are warned to stay off the demarcation. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view.

The tourism of Kanyakumari beach provides not only the beautiful, spectacular and famous sunrises and sunsets, more eventfully on full moon days, it is an attractive place that offers one the opportunity to sunbathe on soft golden sands. The long stretches of Kanyakumari beach sands provide perfect settings for fun and frolic as also the kiosks selling variety of sea shells on the sidewalks.


Prime Attractions of Kanyakumari Beach
The Sangams: Sangam is the meeting point of the three major bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is considered a sacred bathing ghat, with steps leading into the water and a sort of lagoon formed between lands by a series of rocks.

Vivekananda's Rock: Kanyakumari is famous for Vivekananda's rock, a huge stone rising out of the sea, Kanyakumari Beach on which Swami Vivekananda is said to have meditated. It now houses the statue of Vivekananda and is a memorial to him. Since Kanyakumari is a popular destination for Vivekananda's followers, most from Bengal, so it is not surprising to see some Bengali hotels and restaurants on the shore.
Kanyakumari Amman Temple
Gandhi Mandapam: This Mandapam is the place where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were kept before being immersed into the sea according to the Hindu traditions.

Kanyakumari Amman Temple: This temple on the Kanyakumari shore is dedicated to Goddess Sakthi, who according to Hindu mythology remains a virgin to save mankind.


How to Get There
Air: Chennai (58-km) is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus. Chennai is connected with all the major places in India through the numerous domestic flights. International flights operate from various parts of the world to Chennai.

Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (58-km). From these stations one has to take the road to reach Mahabalipuram.

Road: There are buses available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily. The road to Mahabalipuram is good. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai.


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Kappad Beach


Location : 16 kms from Kozhikode, Kerala
Main Attraction : A Sprawling Rock that Protrudes into the Sea
Known As : Kappakadavu
Significance : Vasco da Gama landed here in 1498

Kanyakumari Amman Temple
Kappad Beach has the history attached, as it was at this beach where Vasco da Gama landed with his 170 men in three vessels in 1498. A visit to Indian Beach Tours in Kerala, offers an insight into the Kappad Beach. This shore is one of the first discoveries of a sea route to India. The rock studded beach is locally called Kappakadavu. A solitary pillar commemorates the event with the inscription, "Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498". There is 800 years old temple on the sprawling rock protruding into the sea, providing an excellent landscape. The beautiful Kappad beach has placid sea and seemingly untouched by history or time.


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