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Monday, July 20, 2009

Beautiful Beaches of Kerala

Shown below are shots of the Mazhupillingad & Thalayi beaches on the Western Coast off Cannanore District of North Kerala. The beaches are clean and uncluttered and are seldom frequented except by fishermen. These are among the most beautiful beaches in India perhaps anywhere in the world. The State of Kerala is truly called Swamiyude Swantham Nadu (in Malayalam the language spoken in Kerala) or 'Gods Own Country". As per legend Kerala was formed when Lord Parasurama threw his axe northwards from Kanyakumari - the southern most tip of India. The area between the Kanyakumari and the point where the axe fell became Kerala. Parasurama was considered the sixth among the ten avatars (reincarnations) of Lord Mahavishnu one of the three major Hindu Gods. Kerala is also know in the legends as 'Parasurama Kshetram' or the place created by Lord Parasurama.
Mazhupillingad Beach
Mazhupillingad Breach
Waves breaking on Mazhupillingad Beach
Another shot of Mazhupillingad Beach
Muzhupillingad Beach - white sand and coconut grove

Waves on Thalayi Beach

Waves on Thalayi Beach

Boat with fishing net about to embark on fishing expedition

Thalayi Beach - Fishing Nets under repair

You may like to read an earlier blog on the subject of beaches - the Kapad beach where Vasco de Gama had landed and thought he had "discovered" America in 1498: http://sankriti.blogspot.com/2007/03/calicut.html

37 comments:

  1. Wow!! Beautiful indeed. Especially the one with the moving waves appearing still..

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  2. Wow... My favourite lone beaches...
    Would make sure to visit...
    Exactly where in Kerala are these..??

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  3. wow, it reminds me of our hometown back in the Philippines!

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  4. ram,
    i agree,kannur beaches are very beautiful.the snap of the boat and the fishing net is very good.are u in coimbatore or kerala?

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  5. Wow wow! :) I'll note down this place :) will be useful in future :) Nice pics between :)

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  6. You also check out my comment in your post about Kapad Beach :)

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  7. It is a beautiful beach with the white sand and coconut trees. Love those colorful nets. It's interesting to see all the small boats on the water.

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  8. @Shilpa: Thanks ! You logged in while my post was under construction.
    @Mitr-Friend:In Cannanore district, North of Calicut.A very beautiful stretch.
    @Chubskulit:Yes Phillipines has wonderful beaches too.
    @Monsoon Dreams: I live in Coimbatore but have travelled a lot in Kerala which happens to be my home state.
    @Janie :Thanks for your nice comments.
    @Sowmi: Thanks.Your comments on Kapad beach post is noted and your wish will be granted.

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  9. Wonderful sceneries! All beautiful beaches, very attractive the waves breaking on Mazhupillingad Beach.
    Have a nice week ahead!

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  10. Yes, these beaches are really beautiful with sparkling white sand. I had been to one of this beach when kid.

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  11. A friend of mine told me when he visited this place that is a real paradize!!

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  13. Thanks a lot for your lovely comment.Yes I do painting and all the paintings are done by me except few which are just photos by seeing you can understand.
    I love Kerala because of its greenery and lovely beaches.I have done MBA from Cochin so I have been to all the places in Kerala.I appreciate for the beautiful description and I liked the photos which are amazing.

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  14. I think I envy your life. You seem to travel all the time to these beautiful places.
    Unfortunately I havent been to kerala ever. Hope to rectify the situation as soon as possible.
    The snap shots of the beaches were lovely indeed.

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  15. thnx for sharing these beautiful pics.

    btw .. isnt it 'dhaivathinte swantham naadu'. 'swami' means sage in mallu :)

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  16. Beautiful waves! Well captured by you. Thank you for your photos.

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  17. Ramakrishnan Sir,
    Do u know that I am the Bhusha, Sowmi had told about...???!!!!!

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  18. I am so attracted to beaches dont why i always like when i am around the beaches watching those waves hit the shores, what a sight!

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  19. Very, very Beautiful:-).

    I loved the RED fishing net!

    Nice Shots:-).

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  21. @Aparna: These were file photos from archives:)I had visited in 2007 !

    @Sandeep: i stand corrected.The right word is 'Deivathinde'

    @Mitr-Friend: I know that Bhusha is your name.Can I address you so in future ?

    @Venky: thanks for leaving so many nice comments.At Mylapore Temple it was mid-day and the sun was coming direct into my lens - hence unable to shoot the Kulam!

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  22. Great shots. Especially like the ones with the red fishing nets.

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  23. Oh sure. Why not... Call me Bhushavali or Bhusha.. :)

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  24. Nice Pics. Seems like you love photography. Nice Blog.

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  25. @Viji: Thanks for your aprreciation

    @Ishwarya: Thanks. About your query - yes I am a Palakkad Iyer.

    @Leo: thanks for the nice comment

    @Jyothi: You are right. Photography is my passion.

    @Mojo: Thanks for the generous comment

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  26. BEAUTIFUL
    I wish I was there ;)
    I love the sea ^__^

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  27. ur blog seems like a travel blog of the unknown south -- wow ..i love the picture with the the guy sitting in the nets --

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  28. Love the sparkling white sandy beach. What a pleasure to walk on clean beaches. I have not been to Kerala but should do so one day as my husband has relatives there.

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  29. Thanks :) for granting that wish of mine :) I love travelling so so much! Thats why!

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  30. Wow This is so beautiful !! This is lovely and great capture !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  31. Very nice pictures, especially of the fisherman sitting on the bright red nets.

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  32. Namaskara! You have some beautiful, wonderful photos posted on your blog which I just discovered today. I love these fishermen photos with their red nets. Your snaps remind me of my Rotary GSE trip to Bengaluru for 4 weeks in February. Dhanyavadagalu! Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA

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  33. @Leif Hagen: Namaskara & Thanks for your nice comments.Please visit my blog regularly.Bye & Dhanvadagulu.
    Ram

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  34. Beautiful sunset in some of those pictures. I have seen these turistic places before, I think it was a poster on a drugstore and also said Generic Viagra

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  35. I love your photographs! I spent my honeymoon in Kerala 10 years ago and had the most incredible time. It is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed reading your blog very much. Sarah

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