Category Archives: Beach

Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala

Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram Known as the paradise of the South, Kovalam is a small hamlet in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Located 16 kms from the city centre, Kovalam is renowned for its spectacular beaches. Kovalam was actually realised as a tourist destination by the European guests of the Travancore Maharaja. But it came into limelight as an international tourist beach during the Hippy era when lots of Hippies from the west thronged the Kovalam beach before proceeding to Sri Lanka. Kovalam Read more [...]

Kappad Beach, Kozhikode

Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Considered as the gateway to the Malabar Coast, Kappad or the Kappakkadavu beach is a captivating beach for all beach lovers. This beach is historic, as Vasco da Gama, the well-known Portuguese explorer landed at this place on 20 May 1948 paving way for the colonial rule of India by different European conquerors for over 450 years. Some historians are of the belief that he actually landed at the nearby port of Pandalayani in Kollam and only anchored his ships at Kappad. Read more [...]