to take up a backseat because of the backwater cruises and the
Ayurveda holidays, but nevertheless if you are in Kerala and you haven't
visited the coastal beauties or beaches yet, Go Now! Kerala beaches give a
break from the tourist rush that one finds in Goa, because they are "undiscovered
beach hideaways" of Kerala. Some of the most known beach hideouts of
Kerala include Fort Kochi Beach, just 12-km away from Kochi city. Taking a
leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is the best way to discover
historic Fort Kochi.
The historic beach of Kappad is remembered as the one where Vasco da Gama
landed on the 27th of May 1498 with 170 men in three vessels, thus
discovering a sea route to India. Varkala beach is a seaside resort cum spa
and is also an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. No beach visit to
Kerala is complete without visiting the Kovalam beach, comprising of the
most salubrious coastal beauty than any other beach site of Kerala.