The palm-fringed beaches, sweeping shores, and the topaz backwaters invite you to take the best boating tours in Kerala and watch the cinematic sunrise at the beaches of Alleppey, Kovalam, and Varkala. Feast your stomach with steaming idlis while riding on a boat and take a journey to the forested hills of Munnar, Wayanad, and Thekkady. The geography class may have introduced you to this 550 Km stretch on the Malabar Coast which is often called as God’s own country. Alleppey in Kerala is a significant point for boat trips into Kerala's backwaters with numerous lakes and canals. The backwaters of Alleppey connect Kumarakom and Kochi in the north; it hosts the snake boat race every year. Kerala is fondly known as the spice garden of India and is filled with the vibrant richness of culture and tradition. Kerala is one stop for almost every type of traveling, starting from the spice, coffee and rubber plantation of the small hamlets, the heritage forts of Anjengo in Varkala, the Koyikkal Palace in Thiruvananthapuram and Bekal in Kasaragod, the backwaters in Alleppey and Wayanad, the wild trails of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Reserves.
The place indeed wins for the best boating tours in India. A slender coastal strip on the Malabar Coast has so much to offer, that you might fall short on days and there will still be places to see and explore. It is loved by the travelers for its palm-fringed beaches and glistening backwaters, a network of canals enables boating as a smooth sport that is enjoyed and loved by everyone. This place promises to leave you awe-struck at every step of your boating tour in Kerala and if your itinerary revolves around boating and water activities then no other place in India will be as enthralling as Kerala.
Considered as one of the most historic sites in Kannur, the St. Angelo Fort was constructed by the first Portuguese viceroy of India. The fort is triangular in shape appears as a massive yet magnificent structure standing at the helm of the ruthless sea. The laterite walls made of stone lend it an even more imposing air and it is a must-visit destination for architecture students. The sea wall segregating the fort from the sea provides breathtaking views of the Mopilla Bay. Visit the fort for taking a relaxing walk in the complex and enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Sea.Distance: 2.0 km from Kannur bus stand.Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM, every dayEntry fee: INR 10.
Famous as Kerala’s only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad offers some of the most stunning views of the yellow and orange sun setting along the golden sandy beaches of Malabar coast. The 4 km stretch of land running along the ocean is perfect for taking a romantic, leisurely stroll with your partner or just drive on the beach and soak in the naked natural splendour around. Photography enthusiasts can take breathtaking shots of the ocean and food lovers can munch on authentic Malabar snacks sold on the beach.Distance: 13.8 km from Kannur bus stand.Timings: No timing restrictionsEntry fee: There is no fee charged to enter the beach but if you want to drive a vehicle on the beach, you are charged INR 10.