Trivandrum - A Beach Lover's Paradise
Steeped in history and cultural influences passed through traditions, Thiruvananthapuram is a melting pot of art, culture, and cuisine in God’s Own Country. One of India's most beloved tourist hubs, Thiruvananthapuram is an appealing blend of culture and heritage.
Trivandrum is also home to numerous beaches that give people a chance to soak in the charm of mother nature. The beaches of Trivandrum are an immersive world of their own, with expansive stretches of golden sand and clear blue waters.
If you are looking for a perfect vacation with your loved ones, come to Trivandrum and head out to these surreal beaches. Here is a list of the best beaches in Trivandrum ideal for a break from daily rigour into a truly immersive experience in the lap of nature.
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It's a magnificent beach consisting of a serene coastline with soaring coconut palms. Placed snugly in the southern part of Kerala, Kovalam beach has marked its presence internationally, due to its clean and pleasing environs lined with tall lighthouses and glistening sand. There are plenty of diverse activities one can enjoy at this beach. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, and cruising are some of them. The beach complex also includes a string of Ayurvedic health resorts, local shopping zones, and yoga and Ayurvedic massage centers. This is the ideal place to experience the soul of Trivandrum.
Poovar beach is located in Poovar, a tourist village in Trivandrum district of Kerala. This beach is located at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram and attracts tourists throughout the year. The most alluring part of Poovar beach is the intersection of the Neyyar River with the Arabian Sea, which is an exquisite sight to witness.
The beach is also renowed for its golden-colored sand, which provides for great picnic spots.
One can also enjoy a boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of captivating backwaters. The river boating is in itself a great experience, and one can see the point where the ocean meets the river. Visit this place if you’re looking for an evening to step back and relax in the pristine environs of an elegant beach.
Nellikunnu Beach is located in Kasargod, Kerala, and is one of the most immaculate and pristine beaches near Trivandrum. With plenty of incredible scenic beauty, Nellikunnu Beach enlivens and relaxes one’s mind and soul. It has spots where one can relax and rewind with a spa amidst sun, sand, and the sea. The beach is located nearby a lot of historical monuments, including the tomb of Thangal Uppapa and several shrines, as well as some important places like Kollam, Trichur, Katunayaka and Kozhikode. Whether it’s sunbathing on the beach, fishing, or playing in the golden sand, Nellikunnu Beach in Thiruvananthapuram has a lot in store for everyone.
Mesmerizing views, breathtaking sunsets, and undiscovered locales - this is what describes the beauty that is Muthalapozhi Beach. Muthalapozhi is a picturesque place where backwaters merge with the sea, forming a visual treat. A must-visit in Trivandrum, this unfrequented gem is an ideal place to experience serenity in the lap of nature. Even though the beach has a very small shore, the highlight of its beauty lies in its viewpoints. Two rocky walkways lead to the sea directly, and one can also enjoy the scenic views from the top of the bridge. The best time to go here is during evenings on weekdays to get the viewpoint wholly to oneself — where one can spend hours just admiring the beauty of vistas.
Ambika Vilas – A Heritage Stay in Trivandrum
If you are seeking a stay experience that reflects the natural beauty and simplistic charms of this quintessential city, amã Stays & Trails Ambika Vilas is the perfect destination. A charming three-bedroom bungalow situated in the heart of Trivandrum, Ambika Vilas is ideal for stays with family and friends and offers quick access to all the points of interest.
Built in 1911, this heritage bungalow was planned and constructed according to the principles of 'Thatchusastra’, an ancient science of carpentry, and has been lovingly restored. As one walks into the house, one will still find small miniature gardens, sky-lit verandahs, slanting roofs supported by wooden rafters and numerous windows that bring in the cool sea breeze. The bungalow features a tasteful blend of Kerala architectural elements with modern comforts.
When here, guests can spend time reading a book on the swing in central courtyard, or take a leisurely walk through the verdant lawns. A fully functional kitchen dishes out local delicacies of Kerala, customised to guests’ taste. Staying at Ambika Vilas is a perfect way to delve into life and culture of Trivandrum. It is surely one of the best villas in Trivandrum, where the timeless beauty of history and charm of Kerala’s unique culture come together.