Nestled in the central region of Kerala, Alleppey or Alappuzha is one of the most stunning destinations for backwaters in Kerala. Synonymous serene backwaters, stunning locale, and temples, and traditional houseboats, it is also one of the top honeymoon destinations in India and among the must include places in Kerala tour packages. Besides, the destination is also home to some pristine beaches that are perfect getaways for families looking to have some fun and spend time outdoors. If you are in search of peace, calm, and tranquility on your vacation, here are some of the best beaches in and around Alleppey that you must definitely visit while in Alleppey.
Alleppey Beach is one of the serene white sand beaches located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Kerala. It is one of the popular beaches in Kerala, and among the top places to visit in Alleppey. Known for its swaying beauty and alluring charm, Alleppey Beach or Alappuzha Beach is a scenic marvel for beachgoers. To add more charm to the beach, there is a 150 years old pier that allows the visitors to take a stroll over the playful waves and get soaked with the enchanting beauty of the Arabian Sea. One can also visit the lighthouse located near the beach. Besides, the beach is the venue for the famous Alappuzha Beach Festival, held during April and it hosts an array of events such as the famous Sand Art festival showcased by many sand artists from in and around Alappuzha that attracts thousands of tourists as part of Alleppey Tour Packages.
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Mararikulam Beach is a secluded beach located at Mararikulam village near Alappuzha. It is one of the most lesser-known beaches in Kerala, and among the top places to visit in Alleppey. This white sand beach is filled with several coconut trees providing a unique appearance to the beach. It is an ideal place for someone who wants to explore the backwaters of Kerala and relax amidst a peaceful environment. An evening stroll is one of the best hangouts here during your Alleppey trip. This beach is safe for swimming. Tourists can indulge themselves with Ayurvedic treats which are offered by Ayurvedic Massage Centre.
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Lies in proximity to the Thottappally village, Thottappally Beach is one of the lovely beaches near Alleppey. The beach is lined by pine trees stretching from Thottappally Lake on one side to Purrakad harbor on the other end. The beach is also called Black Beach due to the presence of black soil attributed to the high levels of zircon content. It is one of the popular places to visit near Kochi, and among the must-visit places during your Alappuzha Trip. The beach is the perfect place for a morning or evening walk. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Thottappally Spillway that helps separate the freshwater of the Thottappally Lake and the saline water at the mouth of the river that drains into the Arabian Sea. It is an active fishing harbor that draws locals every day.
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Located off the Kochi-Alleppey Road, Andhakaranazhi Beach is another scenic beach situated near Alleppey, and among the top places to visit in Kochi. A stunning church and a towering lighthouse adorn the beach. The serene beach is still noncommercialized and unexploited from tourism and a well-kept secret of the city. Taking a stroll in the white sand of the beach during evening hours is one of the best things to do here. Also, the beach offers a picturesque view of the sunset. There are plenty of homestays in the vicinity of the beach and also several restaurants where you can taste authentic Kerala cuisine. If you are looking for a place to enjoy a day out with family or just wish to sit on a calm sea beach, then this is your destination.
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Cherai Beach is a beautiful beach located in Cherai village near Alappuzha. It is one of the popular tourist places near Kochi and also one of the top beaches in India. This 15 km long golden beach is very clean, shallow, and famous for swimming and sunbathing. Also, this is one of the few places where one can see the lagoon and ocean separated only by a few hundred meters. The newly beautified 400 meters of the main beach has a walkway and high mask lamps which make the beach enjoyable even at night. The beautiful beach is studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Oe can also spot dolphins at this beach. The far end of the beach lined with Chinese fishing nets is a beautiful sight. There is a park for children on the beach. Water Scooters and Speed Boats are also available.
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