5 Beaches Weekend Getaways From Kochi
Some of the best beaches in Kerala are in and around Kochi. If you are visiting Kerala and is wondering whether to visit Kovalam or Varkala from Kochi, you may not because good beautiful sea view resorts are available near Kochi itself and you can actually save almost one day it takes to travel from Kochi to Varkala. Few of the best beaches near Kochi are Cherai Beach , Marari Beach, Fort Kochi and Andhakaranazhi.
A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a memorable experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline. The coastal stretch has loads of small stalls, which make on demand mouth-watering traditional cuisines using freshly caught fish.
This lovely beach ideal for swimming is located on the north end of Vypeen island, one of the many small islands just off the mainland. The beach is lined by gorgeous coconut groves and paddy fields. Vypeen can be reached by land or by boat.
A stroll along the long tree-lined coastal pathway that lines the backwater is well worth the time spent, especially late afternoon or dusk. The bustling backwaters, dotted with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats, can be observed from this walkway that lines the coast.
Mararikulam has a really beautiful, clean beach which is frequented by foreigners who stay in few of the best beach resorts in Kerala. This may be the only beach in Kerala with coconut trees lining the seashores.
Andhakaranazhi is a hidden gem among the beaches in Kochi. Known only to a select few who frequent this beach to enjoy an unpolluted sea. This beach has a Tsunami shelter and has a fishermen colony just near the beach and you have to be careful while loitering around as the beach may be not as clean as the other beaches in Kochi.