Finally, I rested my bike on the bay of a rocky promontory. The beach, and its crescents painted on the canvas of the Arabian Sea waves. This calm retreat was a perfect end to my trip. From sunbathing at noon to Catamaran-cruising under the clear starlit sky, life didn’t seem to cease at a single wasted moment on this beach. I had thought of staying for just a night, but the tapering end of my trip got extended to a weeklong Yoga retreat, which I enjoyed as the waves hit the porch of my rented beach house. I could never get enough of my adventurous saga, yet I had to reconsider my pocket and start my journey back home. However, I realized who I actually was during my journey of finding my granddad's essence; sitting on the very same bike that he had, about 50 years back, and lying back on the sands, close to the sea, I saw his reflection within me!
Cherai Beach is known to be a haven for swimmers. But more than anything, it is known for cleanliness and hygiene which make it an absolute delight to explore. Thick coconut groves add to the charm of Cherai Beach. With a shoreline of around 10km, the beach stretches out for a long span and will keep you charmed.
This is a shallow beach just by the Bekal Fort and is the one which has been developed by the Tourism Department over here. This is now an exotic location for tourists and also the most visited place in Kasaragod. There are all sorts of facilities here including waste bins and toilets. There is a children's park for the little ones to enjoy and there are also shady areas and tree houses for you to rest. To make the beach even more beautiful two laterite statues of Theyyam have been built here by artists from Neelambur too. Apart from these facilities, the beach is very nicely lit up during the evenings to make it look beautiful as well as to let the tourists enjoy the place even during the hours after sunset.
Day 3: Kozhikode -> Kannur -> MangaluruEarly morning site seeing at Beypore Port in Kozhikode and Kozhikode beach. Visited kappad and muzhappilangad beach on my way to Mangaluru, lunch at Kannur and reached Farangipet near Mangaluru.Day 4: Mangaluru -> Kaup -> Mangaluru -> BengaluruVisited Tannirbhavi and Panambur beach in Mangaluru, city riding, evening time at Kaup beach and its lighthouse, dinner at Farangipet and return ride to Bengaluru in the midnight.Total km: 1331For the detailed and complete story and more pictures, please visit my blog posts below. Thanks for reading and happy riding!Day 1 and 2Day 3 and 4
This beach is where the river meets the sea and thus is the most beautiful place to visit in Kannur. The clean sands and foamy white waters of the sea are mesmerizing and lovely to relax. You can also enjoy a lazy, romantic walk along the beach or even arrange for a romantic date or a family picnic here. The holiday resorts line up the shores and give very attractive views of the seas and beyond. The swaying casuarinas and palms provide for the perfect green content. This place is the most recommended on your visit to the place.
After researching so many places to spend two days in Kerala we landed up in this heavenly location in June 2015. The name of our stay was Paradise resort and it Truly was one.My husband, although a native of Kerala had not done any sightseeing in our land, he was brought up in Mumbai. On that note, myself having lived in Kerala for 20+ years since birth had never seen Kumarakom before. So in all ways, we were so excited about this journey.We decided not to take a taxi and instead we got down at Kottayam railway station and got an auto to Kumarakom. The person charged about 250 if I remember correctly. The road was a little bumpy and narrow. On the way we could see an array of similar resorts and homestays. As we reached the place we were welcomed with a drink and our luggage was shifted to the small cottage room overlooking the canal.
Although , not that well known a name as some of the other beaces, Mararikulam is one of the up and coming beaches in Kerala. Situated at a distance of 40km from Kochi, the mararikulam Beach has a lot to offer to tourists. Water sports such as parasailing, surfing etc. are just some of the reasons you should go there. If adventure sports is not your things, you can always laze on the beach and enjoy the tropical sun.