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Thumpoly Beach is a hidden gem located in the state of Kerala. This beach is famous for its scenic beauty and cleanliness. A number of canals make their way into the Arabian Sea through here, making it a must explore. The big blue waves crashing on the shore are quite a sight to see. You can even visit the fishing villages that surround this beach.
Located at a distance of 6 kms from Alappuzha and 90 kms from Kochi International Airport, Thumpoly is a coastal town in Kerala. With the majestic Arabian Sea on one side and a charming, quaint lake on the other, Thumpoly has been graciously blessed with golden sandy beaches, verdant green meadows and numerous canals which finally make their way to the ocean.
The Thumpoly Beach is a hub for fisherfolks and the beach houses several fishing villages. In addition to that, the greenery and natural flora is home to hundreds of species of rare birds. The beaches are lined with towering palm trees, and the dainty town has a beautiful backdrop of mighty hills. Thumpoly looks like a picture-perfect haven for all you nature lovers and is a must-visit if you are in the area.
EtymologyThe name 'Thumpoly' is derived from the word 'Thoma Polly' which translates to 'Church of St. Thomas'. During the Portuguese rule in the area, the place was also called 'Thompolis' which means 'The town of St. Thomas'.
Places of Interest1. The most popular attraction of the place is St. Thomas Church which is a 500-year-old Christian church built by the Portuguese. The church is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thumpoly Church FeastThe age-old St. Thomas Church dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary not only boasts of striking architecture but is known far and wide for its grand Church Feast. Every year, starting on the 8th of December, the church lights up for 11 days for the Immaculate Conception, and a lavish feast is held. The idol of 'Our Lady' in the church is vibrantly done up, which is called 'Kappal Karachi Amma' meaning 'the mother who came by ship.
Activities at Thumpoly Beach1. Relax and gaze at the beautiful birds habituating or migrating from the place. Birdwatching is the common activity at the beach loved by most tourists.
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