in South India
:: Kovalam Beach
The Most Popular Beach in Kerala Other
Yoga and Other Health Related Activities Nearby
in Malayalam means a grove of coconut trees lies on the Malabar Coast along
the Kerala shore line. It is actually a small village that suddenly came alive
on the tourist map of Kerala. Since its discovery, this sleepy town with most
beautiful beaches is being visited by thousands of people every year. Today
Kovalam is considered a fabulous and most popular of beach resorts in India.
The palm swaying beaches give Kovalam a ravishing look. This marvellous beach
is a tourist's dream come true.
Kovalam Beach with the palm-fringed bays in secluded coconut groves,
promise a relaxed stay. The crescent-shaped beaches of Kovalam can be divided
in three parts. The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white
sands make this beach truly a paradise. One can have Ayurvedic massages and oil
baths or learn the intricacies and dynamics of Yoga and meditation taught by experts.
Kovalam is developing not only as a beach resort but is fast developing as a Yoga
and health center.
The southern most of the beaches is the Lighthouse Beach and is also the most
popular. The middle beach named Hawah, acts as a base for the local fisherman
each morning. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected of all by
the changing times. It is dotted with few
wooden fishing vessels. The evenings are very lively in contrast to the quiet
atmosphere of the place at day time. There are Kathakali performances, the classical
dance-drama of Kerala.
There's a plethora of places to stay, ranging
from cheap concrete boxes to up-market resorts, and the ITDC-run Ashoka and the
Kerala tourism department's 'Samudra' at the Kovalam beach offer five-star accommodation.
There are other hotels as well to suit every pocket. |||
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In Mahabalipuram, 58-km South Of Chennai, Tamil Nadu Main
Stone carvings, Caves, Rock Cut Temples
Beach, nestling on the shores of the Bay of Bengal lies about 60 Kms south of
Chennai. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram was once the primitive times Port City
of the Pallavas. Mahabalipuram is famous for its shore temples, caves, sculptures,
monolithic chariots. Pallava chisels have breathed life into stone here. The
sunny shores of Mahabalipuram beach attracts tourist from all over the world
to see the monumental splendours.
There is a wide choice of resorts along the
beach; a snake venom extracting centre, crocodile farm, schools of art and sculpture
draw holiday makers all round the year. Prime
Attractions of Mahabalipuram Beach Dakshinachitra:
from Mahabalipuram Beach make a visit to the heritage centre called Dakshinachitra.
Here traditional crafts persons and folk artists work and perform in the reconstructed
period settings of 19th century homes, streets and workspaces of the Southern
States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Arjuna's
The world's largest bas-relief measuring 27m x 9m is the pride of
Mahabalipuram. This huge whaleback shaped rock contains figures of Gods, Demigods,
men, beasts, birds and in fact represents the entire creation.
These are five monolithic temples, each created in a different style.
They are also known as the "Pancha Pandava Rathas", and the four of
the Rathas are supposed to have scooped out of a single rock formation.
It is 4-km north of the main monument complex. It was an
open-air theatre, where cultural programmes are held. Though it is very near the
sea, the place is serene and calm. Shore Temple:
This is one of
the oldest temples in south India. It belongs to the early 8th century AD and
is a good example of the first phase of structural temples constructed in Dravidian
style. The monuments are floodlit at night and so it is possible to enjoy their
beauty after sunset. |||
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6 Kms From Udupi, Karnataka Famous As :
Spot Nearby Attraction :
St. Mary's Island
October To January
a secluded stretch of silvery sands facing the Arabian Sea is about
6 kms from the temple town of Udupi in Karnataka. The Malpe beach is blessed
with a profusion of natural and untamed beauty. Malpe beach is an ideal picnic
spot with its virgin beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying
palm trees, the clear blue sky and the gurgle of the sea all set the perfect
mood for an unforgettable holiday here. The island has an array of volcanic
rocks jutting out of the rusty sands, in a variety of sizes.
Malpe is a natural harbour
and an important fishing centre. Malpe is famed for its silvery beaches that offer
breathtaking views of the sea. With a refreshingly pristine beach embellishing
the coastline of Karnataka, Malpe beach is an idyllic resort for boating. Malpe
beach fishing and bathing the town lies around 386 km from Bangalore. Udupi is
at a distance of 60 km from Mangalore. Tourists flock this place to witness the
idyllic blending of the swaying palm trees, the fresh blue sky and the unsullied
waters of the murmuring sea.
Excursions of Malpe Beach St. Mary's Island:
It is another delightful get away spot right across Malpe. The place is only a
boat ride away. How to Get There Air
Mangalore is the nearest airport. Rail :
Mangalore is the nearest
railhead. Road :
Udupi is 6 kms and Mangalore is 66 kms by road, from
the town. |||
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50 Kms From Udupi, Karnataka Languages :
Kannada, Hindi, English Nearby Attraction :
St. Mary's Island
Best Season :
October To January
sandy Maravanthe Beach
is located 55 Kms from Udupi. Marwanthe, a unique
seaside town with Watersports and beach resorts make it an enjoyable holiday
spots. Maravanthe beach Karnataka is a sandy beach sandwiched between the Arabian
Sea and the Satuparnika River, with a backdrop of the Kodachadri Hills. The
endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the gush
of the sea attracts a large number of tourists to this spot.
The pristine beauty
and peaceful surroundings of its virgin beach mesmerize you and makes it a favourite
picnic spot with one and all. The sunsets here are truly breathtaking. A drive
down this stretch can be a very memorable experience. The highway leading to the
Maravanthe Beach is bordered on either side by the Arabian Sea and the Satuparnika
River, with a backdrop of the Kodachadri Hills, makes the drive an out-of-the-world
At sunset, a crimson sky and golden rays reflected both in
the sea and the river convert Maravanthe into a fairyland of scenic beauty. A
drive further up is the Belekal Theertha falls, near Baindur. The Maravanthe Beach
is a popular picnic spot. The waters here are safe for swimming with huge but
gentle tides beckoning you to come and play with them.
of Maravanthe Beach
St. Mary's Island:
The St. Mary's Island
is another delightful holiday destination. It is just a boat ride away. Ottanane:
This place near Baindur is famous for its glorious sunsets. Baindur:
It is a small town, 45 km from Maravanthe. It has a beautiful beach nearby.
How to Get There Air:
is the nearest airport. Rail:
Mangalore is the nearest railhead.
Udupi is 55 kms away by road. |||
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