A Road to Remember:An enchanted Arabian Sea,Magical Backwaters, Secluded Beaches and a Shipwreck

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2nd Jan 2018
Photo of A Road to Remember:An enchanted Arabian Sea,Magical Backwaters, Secluded Beaches and a Shipwreck by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

"Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way." - Matthew Fisher on Tamed by Emma Chase

A beautiful road awaited us as we decided to omit the National highway enroute Kochi from Varkala and we took the lane that is less travelled. The God's own country of India has an array of wonderful surprises all along it's stretch to the southern tip of Indian Peninsula ( that happens to be in Tamil Nadu). And one such surprise awaited us as we took to this road after being captivated by its satellite view.

Satellite view of the highway that runs between the Arabian Sea and Kerala Backwaters

Photo of Thanni Pozhikkara Coastal Road, Paravur, Kerala, India by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

The entire stretch is of nearly 20-30 Kms. Starting about 9kms from Varkala, this Coastal road is one of its kind for running in between two water bodies, Arabian Sea on one Side and Kerela Backwaters on the other. The view casts such a spell that no-one ( without exaggeration) can resist the temptation to pull their vehicle on a side and let the view sink in. So we were equally enchanted.

Arial view of the road we took©entecity.com

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The beauty on either side is enough to hold your breath and make you pull your vehicle to a side

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The Backwaters of Kerela on one side © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Arabian Sea on the other ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Road took us to the Paravur Beach, a gem hidden from the tourists' lusty eyes. The golden sand and the rocky shore sang to us through sea breeze and we were forced to take a stroll. A beach secluded enough to be at your leisure is every beach lover's dream and this beach made us it's beloved.

The Arabian Sea © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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© Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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Footprints on the sands of time© Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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We also crossed not so popular yet serene Kappil Beach on our way to this Beach. The road was lined with the vast expanse of Arabian Sea on one side and the never ending coconut trees on the other.

The Backwaters and the Coconut groves on the side opposite to the beach road©Nishtha Mishra,2018

Photo of Paravur - Varkala Road, Varkala, Kerala, India by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

The view at Kappil Beach© Nishtha Mishra, 2018

Photo of Paravur - Varkala Road, Varkala, Kerala, India by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

Paravur Beach© Nishtha Mishra, 2018

Photo of Paravur - Varkala Road, Varkala, Kerala, India by Bespectacled_adventurer@Nishtha Mishra

A befitting end to this road is created by a ship wrecked on the shore that adds a Gothic touch to this tale of sea enchantment. No wonder India was once considered an exotic land. It surely has the fairytale feel of natural bestowment. It is from this point that the road turns and joins the urban highway and the coastal paradise recedes.

The Shipwreck making the Sea shore a scene from a Picaresque Tale© Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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