Coconut Grove – Kovalam

Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.

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Lighthouse Beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm

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Shankumugham Beach

Shankumugham Beach is located at 8km from the Thiruvanthapuram city in Kerala. The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening. A massive sculpture of a mermaid, 35 meters long can be seen here in a reclining posture.

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The military airport of the Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force is situated nearby Shankumugham Beach in Kerala. Veli Tourist Village, a tourist attraction nearby Shankumugham Beach is also a must visit place for family to enjoy boat riding and to enjoy a unique experience of a floating restaurant.

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Added attractions:

  •     Indoor Recreation club
  •     Children’s traffic training park
  •     Ideal spot for watching sunset
  •     Massive sculpture of Mermaid
  •     Veli tourist Village

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For all the travelers who are visiting Kerala must visit this for the unique massive sculpture both in Shankumugham beach and Veli tourist village. We can also witness the take-off and landing of the commercial flights as it is clearly visible from the beach. Travellers diary recommends a must visit place for Shankumugham beach and Veli tourist village.

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The military airport of the Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force is situated nearby Shankumugham Beach in Kerala. Veli Tourist Village, a tourist attraction nearby Shankumugham Beach is also a must visit place for family to enjoy boat riding and to enjoy a unique experience of a floating restaurant.

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Added attractions:

  •     Indoor Recreation club
  •     Children’s traffic training park
  •     Ideal spot for watching sunset
  •     Massive sculpture of Mermaid
  •     Veli tourist Village

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For all the travelers who are visiting Kerala must visit this for the unique massive sculpture both in Shankumugham beach and Veli tourist village. We can also witness the take-off and landing of the commercial flights as it is clearly visible from the beach. Travellers diary recommends a must visit place for Shankumugham beach and Veli tourist village.

Rabindranath Tagore Beach

Rabindranath Tagore beach in Karwar is one of the best beach for witnessing a beautiful sunset. Every year, a festival called Karavali Utsav is held on Rabindranath Tagore Beach, lasting 3 to 4 days.

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It is organized by the Uttara Kannada District Administration as a cultural-social festival. Many shops and stalls are installed at the Rabindranath Tagore Beach. People from all parts of the district and from all over the state and neighboring Goa state participate.

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Many cultural events are held in the evening in which regional, national and international artists present shows; they include Bollywood stars, Kannada film stars, Goan artists and local artists. The beach also has a park where children can enjoying playing games. The beach is also very near to karwar port .

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“The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize that the beauty of Nature is not a mirage of the imagination, but reflects the joy of the Infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves in it. Where the universe is expressing itself in the magic of its laws it may not be strange if we miss its infinitude; but where the heart gets into immediate touch with immensity in the beauty of the meanest of things, is any room left for argument? “

— Rabindranath Tagore

Maravanthe

Maravanthe is a village and a beach near Kundapura, Karnataka, India. Outlook travel considers it one of Karnataka’s most beautiful beaches. It is about 55 kilometers (34 mi) from Udupi.

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NH-66 runs right next to the beach and the Suparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating a spectacular scenery and considered only one of its kind in India.

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The river Souparnika, which almost touches Arabian Sea here, makes a U turn and goes westward to join the Sea only after a journey of more than 10 kilometers.

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Everyone who are travelling to Kollur ,Murudeshwar or Goa stop here to witness the spectacular scenary of the arabian sea on one side and souparnika river on the other side. Also you can stop here and enjoy the sweetest tender coconut by qenching your thirst and meanwhile enjoying the tidal waves. It is recommended not to play or swim in this beach as it is more dangerous.

Apsara Konda

Apsara Konda  is a small village , which is 8km from Honnavara taluk of Uttara Kannada district. Apsara Konda means the pond of angels. As the name says it has a history which native people believe that angels from heaven came to Apsara Konda  to take bath.

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The waterfall is on top the hill which is facing towards a sea, which makes a beautiful view for a sunset. There are lots of small caves also known as Pandava caves. Native people believe that Pandava’s had stayed in these caves during their Vanavasa period.

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It also has a unique park built by the shells and the stones. The wall and the benches made up of shells are really a unique and you will end up taking pictures posing on that.

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The sunset from the top of the hill is a unique experience because you will get to experience a clear view of the sea, sun and sky all together. The view of the coastal line looks really amazing from the top the hill.

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Travellers Diary recommends you to visit this place during rainy season and enjoy the waterfall and sunset. Apart from the view of the sunset apsara konda also gives a trekking experience while climbing up the hill and searching for the mysterious pandava caves, visit apsara konda explore the mystery behind the pandava caves.

Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach (4 km length) is a beach in the state of Kerala in southwestern India. It is located parallel to National Highway 66(formerly National Highway 17) between Kannur and Thalassery. This beach is the largest Drive-In Beach in Asia .

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Even though Goa has many beautiful beaches, it does not have a Drive-in beach. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala. The youth also try many driving stunts in cars like drifting and wheeling in bikes as this is a paradise for driving along the shore. Just 100m from this beach you would find a private island, which can be reached by walk at times of low tide.

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There is an unpaved road winding through coconut groves leading to the beach. To get to this road, if you are driving from Tellicherry towards Kannur, take the left turn just before the first railway crossing you encounter after crossing the Moidu bridge.

The beach is about 5 km long and curves in a wide area providing a good view of Kannur on the north. Local laws allow beach goers to drive for a full 4 km directly on the sands of the beach. The beach is bordered by black rocks, which also protect it from the stronger currents of the ocean.

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Dharmadam Island

It is a small island full of coconut palms and green bushes extending to 5 acres, 100 meters away from the main land at Dharmadam. The island is a beautiful sight from the Beach. During low tide, one can just walk to the island from the beach. In 1998, Kerala Government took over this land for development of tourism. Many different varieties of trees are found here.

Some of them are Nanj, Thaani, Cheru tree, Aamakazhuthu and Pullanzchi. Also beautiful reddish brown colour rocks are surrounded by this place. The only well in the island surprisingly contains water which is not salty. It is advised not to visit this place without proper guidance from the localites as the water will rise very fast at he time of high-tide.

Since the late 90′s, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter. even though the beach has attracted many lucky visitors into her,a major share of foreign and domestic tourists are not aware of the potential of this elusive destination.it is a must see destination for Indians as well as foreign tourists.after the face lift of the beach there has been a huge improvement in the facilities available to the beach visitors including resorts roads etc.

Malpe

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Malpe beach in Udupi is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi in Karnataka. Malpe beach is an important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. Malpe is a suburb in Udupi city and is administerd by Udupi City Municipality.

Malpe beach is attracted for its scenic beauty of the beach, which is popular among both locals and tourists. St. Mary’s Islands near Malpe beach is also a tourist destination. Udupi is notable for the Krishna Temple, and lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. Krishna temple in udupi is very famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

 Malpe also has 4 rocky islands:

  • Daria-Bahadurgad is the northernmost island
  • Kari-Illada-Kallu is the southernmost island
  • Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe is situated in between the above mentioned two islands
  • The fourth one is St. Mary’s Islands, also called thonse paar.

Since it is the major fishing hub most of the Mogaveera tribe resides in Malpe.

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The tourists can also enjoy the speed boat rides to st.Mary island and also para sailing in the beach. There are good beach resorts near the beach. The beach also has some good restaurants nearby where we can enjoy delicious fresh sea fish. There are lots of events which happen near the beach like the kite festival and some music festivals.

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Travellers Diary recommends travelers to visit Malpe beach and the nearby island, St.Mary’s island for a refreshing and energizing holiday.

Kaup Beach

Kaup, pronounced as Kapu in the local Tulu language, is a village or a small town in Udupi district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the way between Udupi and Mangalore beside National Highway 66 (previously NH-17).

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A road from Kaup goes to interior places like Manchakal, Shirva. Kaup is a coastal town in Karnataka State, India, consisting of 4 villages (Padu, Uliyargoli, Mallar and Majur) with a population exceeding 45,000.

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It is 13 km south of Udupi (a town famous for its ancient Krishna Temple) and 40 km north of Mangalore (a port). It is famous for its lighthouse and the three Mariamma temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan.

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There is a beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea and a lighthouse. Many films have been shot at this location.

Kaup has three Marigudi which attracts devotees from faraway places. The sea is much rougher and intimidating compared to the gentler Malpe beach in Udupi.

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It is about 15 km from Manipal and is a favorite hangout for students. The beach also sports a shack and a bar with seating in the open sky. Though the sea is mostly calm all year round, there have been isolated cases of drowning in this beach.

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The Kaup light house was built in 1901 and has for these many years stood on the rocks guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks. It stands 27.12 m above the base. The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4PM to 6PM and the panoramic view offered is magnificent.