Discover The Malabar Coast India

More than 340 miles long, Kerala's Malabar Coast, which is low, sandy and smooth, faces Oman's Sea and the Laccadives Islands. It is lined by 'backwater', a network of canals which link together the many lagoons there. Many of the coastal beaches attract crowds of tourists year on year, and a string of fishermen's villages, marked by straw huts, lines the coast. Here you can really get to know the different fishing communities and taste freshly-caught fish on the beach. In the centre of the state's coastline is Kochi, scattered over islands and peninsulas, it is the only natural port in Kerala. On Kovalam beach, less than six miles south of the capital city, there are beautiful views, as well as opportunites to go sailing and windsurfing. Even though the beach is no longer the small tropical paradise that it was a few years ago, it is still a very pleasant spot.

  • The Malabar Coast , India
    The Malabar Coast

    Historic port towns, such as Calicut, Cochin, Mahé and Cranganore, line this coast. It is the most humid region in the south of India.

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