Cruising in the beaches and backwaters of “Kerala”

Kerala, God’s own country, is an epitome of beauty in itself flanked by the streaming backwaters and the white sandy beaches. Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the southern part of India, the place is unique experiencing the confluence of the sea waters and the backwaters.

Freshwater lakes, rivers, backwaters, and seashores dominate the ecosystem of Kerala. If you are eager to calm your mind besides the serenity of flowing waters, then it’s a must enter in your travel bucket list. You can enjoy the boat rides, cruises, and houseboats while munching on the delicious seafood and the cool fresh coconut water.

The beaches lined with palm and coconut trees and the backwaters surrounded by the paddy fields and greenery impart a stunning view of the landscape. You can enjoy the cool breeze and allow your thoughts to sway with it into a world full of dreams.

Beaches of Kerala – where lies the eternal serenity

Kumarakom beach, located in the Kottayam district, is one of the phenomenal beaches of Kerala for relaxation and enjoying the adventurous water sports. You can stay at the resorts near the beach and enjoy the various facets of nature’s beauty from dawn to dusk. The famous snake boat festival is held every year in the beach waters charming many tourists across the world.

Kovalam beach, located almost 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram (the capital city of Kerala) is known for its awesome beauty. The crystal clear waters with the shores lined with coconut trees creates a mystic feeling and triggers a strong magnetic force that attracts one into its magical core of wonders. The beach is perfect for one who likes to sit and enjoy nature’s magnificence quietly. You can also go for water surfing, diving and parasailing along the curvy waves.

Shangumugham beach, in Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the perfect destination for a weekend gateway and is frequented by the locals. Its charming to walk along the golden sands of the beach as the fluffy waves splash along the shore. As the sun sets, the sky is lit by the vibrant shades of red creating a magical atmosphere around.

Varkala beach, in south Kerala, is a perfect destination for travelers who prefer a calm and serene place for a perfect relaxation. One can select a peaceful corner and spend a quality time alone or can go for a swim or sunbath. The spectacular essence of the beach is the widespread cliff along the backdrop of the waters. There are several Ayurvedic centers and spa to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Bekal beach is said to be trekker’s paradise. The serene beautiful beach waters surround the Bekal Fort, the largest fort in Kerala shaped like a giant keyhole. A long walkway along the beach offers the most enthralling and picturesque experience along with its wide lineup of trees and the soothing cool sea breeze. The exotic ambience of the beach attracts many tourists who want to indulge themselves into the relaxing landscape. It’s a wonderful place to trek along side the mystic sandy shores and the enchanting array of coconut and casuarina trees. You can enjoy a quite evening in the beach while being tranquilized by the stunning views of the sunset.

Kappil beach, located near the Bekal beach, is also an ideal spot for tourists where one can enjoy the golden sands along the shore. The shores are lined with the coconut and casuarina trees. One must climb the Kodi cliff to watch the sunrise and sunset.

Cherai beach, in the Ernakulam district, is also one of the most popular beaches of Kerala. Many travelers or locals spend the weekends in the golden sandy beach. The uniqueness of the beach is the lagoons and the backwaters. The beach is clean and perfect for a cool bath or a swim in the turquoise clean waters. The humming sound of the waves creates a scintillating effect, hypnotising the mind with its musical rhythm.

There are many other lovely beaches in Kerala where one can spend a day enjoying the soothing breeze, the serenity of the shores, the splashing sound of the waves, the golden sands, the crystal waters and the panoramic view of the sunrise and the sunset.

Backwaters – An integral part of Kerala

Alleppey or Alapuppuzha is known as the “Venice of the East”. Its is heavenly to experience the wonderful landscape with the lush green lands encircling the glittering water stretch. You can cruise around the backwaters in a boat or enjoy a memorable stay in the houseboats. The chirping sound of the birds, the splashes of the water birds and the cool air portrays an exotic environment of limitless wonders. You can enjoy the fresh prepared sea foods at the banks, a superb treat for many.

Ernakulam backwaters is located in Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Its wonderful to watch the confluence of the lake with the Arabian sea where the two waters converge into a single stream. As one goes cruising through the backwaters, once can watch some of the architectural monuments constructed years ago by the Chinese, Dutch, Arabs, British and Portuguese traders and merchants who invaded the place.

Periyar river is one of the longest in Kerala and it is well known for the presence of wide varieties of animals and plants. One can opt for cruise or a boat ride to observe these rarest species.

Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India and is famous for the stunning snake boat races during Onam. The rhythmic sound of the oars during the race sets up a completely different atmosphere. People flock here for caressing themselves with the scenic beauty of the lake. You can watch some of the aquatic animals take a dip into the waters.  

Ashtamudi Lake, in the Kollam district, is the second largest lake in Kerala. It is known for its lush green trees, the swaying cool breeze, the panoramic beauty and the simplicity of the small villages.

There are few other lakes, rivers and backwaters in Kerala which enchant every year millions of tourists.

Mother Nature has embellished her mystic wonders into this remarkable and astonishing place full of greenery clinging around the pristine waters of the seas and the lagoons. If you want to indulge yourself into a world full of peace and tranquility, then Kerala is the best place to visit.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

29 thoughts on “Cruising in the beaches and backwaters of “Kerala”

  • July 23, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Thank you for this. I miss the beach and you just let me had a refreshing moment with just seeing those pictures

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  • July 23, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Thanks for these lovely pics.. I’ve been missing beaches right now because of the heat.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    I’ve been hearing so much about Kerala lately! It looks beautiful. Gotta add it to my bucketlist!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    I am still waiting to visit the so called God’s own country and your lovely photos and post is inspiring me all the more to plan a trip to this paradise soon.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    It looks like you had such an incredible time in Kerala! It’s such a beautiful state, and one of my favourite places that I have visited!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    This is a beautiful place, beaches and sunsets and all. Should add it to my bucket list. the pictures look great.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Such a beautiful place, so peaceful. I miss a place somewhere in Asia that somehow looks like this,because of your photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    Your photos are absolutely stunning! They make me want to take a nice, long, and relaxing vacation on a gorgeous beach!

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  • July 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    I absolutely love going to Kerala Beach! Your post reminded me of all the times we visited. Thanks for sharing!

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    There’s a reason why it is called God’s own country.

    Every time I visit Kerala, it brings me more closer to the nature.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I love being on the water. This spot looks beautiful!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:46 am
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    Wow…too many beaches, and I miss my own country, Philippines. I love that photo where the sun meets and kisses the water, that’s really a perfect view.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    I absolutely love going to Beach! Your post reminded me of all the times we visited and make fun there with my friends and family. Thanks for sharing! keep it up.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Yes, Kerala is truly God’s Own Country. There’s so much more to kerala than beaches and backwaters.

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  • December 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    Greetings fella!
    Good to read your article around Kovalam
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  • March 5, 2020 at 4:01 pm
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    Coming here from the Click Through Blogging FB group and I’m so happy to read about your post because it brought back memories of my trip to Kerala three years ago. I specially enjoyed our time aboard a houseboat in Alleppey.

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