Exotic Beaches in Trivandrum for a Sun-kissed Vacay

Best Beaches in Trivandrum

Kerala, as we all know it, is called "God's own country" for its pristine beaches, mighty mountains, lush greenery and tranquil setting. The beaches in Trivandrum are no exception to this rule. Boasting of immaculate beauty, lengthy stretches of golden sand and clear blue waters, the beaches are perfection. Away from the din and crowd of the city, the beaches are popular among the localities and tourists alike. You may find huge Chinese fishing nets and fisher folks at work at some of these beaches, some just have a stretch of palm trees and others are nothing but sheer serenity. If you are looking for a perfect vacation or a perfect day out with your friends, family, loved ones or even solo, head out to any of these surreal beaches in Trivandrum; you will find solitude, peace, calm and everything else that you are looking for. If you visit during early sunrise or sunset, you might catch a glimpse of the mesmerising sun rising or setting in the horizon.

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Here is the list of 14 Exotic Beaches in Trivandrum for a Sun-kissed Vacay

1. Shanghumugham Beach, Trivandrum

Shanghumugham Beach, or Shankumugham Beach is situated at a distance of 8 kms from the city and is one of the most popular beaches in Trivandrum. The beach also houses the giant 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid known as matsya kanyaka which is also the prime attraction at the beach.

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2. Shanghumukham Beach, Trivandrum

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One of the most popular beaches in Trivandrum, Shanghumukham Beach is known for its pristine waters and soulful sunsets. It runs next to the Trivandrum Airport and a must visit for those seeking tranquility.

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3. Puthenthope Beach, Trivandrum

Puthenthope Beach is situated in Puthenthope, 15 kms away from Trivandrum. Graciously fringed with palm trees, the beach is popular for mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views. But it is comparatively less crowded than the other beaches in Trivandrum and is synonymous with peace and tranquillity.

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4. Veli Beach, Trivandrum

Veli Beach is situated just 10 kms from the city centre of Trivandrum and is one of the most maintained and touristy beaches of the city. This is one of the beaches in Trivandrum which has a vast garden which has beautiful vegetation, a play area for kids and various attractions.

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5. Kovalam Beach, Poovar

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A captivating beach with nature's beauty at it's prime, Kovalam Beach is considered to be one of the major beaches in Trivandrum and is situated just at a distance of 17 kms. Comprising a group of three remarkable crescent-shaped beaches namely Samudra Beach, Hawwah Beach and Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam is always buzzing with activities.

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6. Ezhimala Beach, Kannur

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Combining the best of both worlds, this 286-meter high destination is located surrounding a pristine beach and thus appeals to both mountain enthusiasts as well as beach lovers. The tourist spot also has a few carved stone structures, and the herbs found in this location are famous for their unusual medicinal properties.

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7. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

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Mainly known for its 35 m high lighthouse atop Kurumkal hillock, these beach offers are sandy walk and lip-smacking seafood to its visitors. It is situated at a distance of just 20 kms from Trivandrum.

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8. Hawah Beach, Kovalam

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Situated at around 20 kms from Trivandrum, Hawah is a stretch of isolated beach famous for its enchanting sunset views. Renowned as the second largest beach, it is also known as Eve's Beach for it being the first topless beach in India. However, topless bathing is banned now.

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9. Samudra Beach, Kovalam

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A large promontory separates this Northern beach from the southern side. Samudra Beach is where you can enjoy the sight of shoreline fishing and watch local fishermen ply their trade. Situated at just 17.6 kms from Trivandrum, the beach also has a mosque in the vicinity.

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10. Vizhinjam Beach, Kovalam

Located at a distance of 22 kms from Trivandrum, Vizhinjam Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Trivandrum area which houses a lighthouse and an impressive marine aquarium. The beach is also known to be one of the largest ports in India.

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11. Chowara Beach, Kovalam

Situated in the southern part of Kovalam, Chowara Beach is popular for its fishing spots and is hardly 3 kms away from Trivandrum. Besides the regular fishermen at work with their huge Chinese fishing nets and big boats, you will also find several picnickers gathered here with their basket of food.

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12. Poovar Beach, Poovar

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A stunning beach with golden sand and gentle breeze nestled between the gorgeous River Neyyar and Arabian Sea. The swaying coconut palms add to the beauty of this picture perfect beach which is only accessible via a water taxi alone.

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13. Nellikunnu Beach, Kasargod

Nellikunnu Beach is located in Kasargod, 35 kms from the city and is one of the most immaculate and pristine beaches in Trivandrum. It also has several resorts where you can relax and rewind with a spa amidst sun, sand and sea.

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14. Varkala Beach, Varkala

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Set amid a beautiful setting, about 44 km away from the calm and quiet hamlet of Trivandrum in Varkala, Varkala Beach is a beautiful beach renowned for its solitude unlike other commercial beaches of Goa. It is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Trivandrum. 

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These beaches in Trivandrum will make you never want to leave. Which of these beaches in Trivandrum have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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