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AZHEEKAL BEACH – trip to a quaint beach at Kollam

Planning a visit to Kerala? Are you in search of a place to go to, to escape from your daily chores? – Azheekal beach provides you with just that- a secret hideaway for a day!

azheekal beach at kollam

When you like to take photos and your bestie likes to pose! 😉 😛

It’s the last sem at college, the final year “explorer” instinct has taken control over me, making me want to go on expeditions. This is what took me to the beach at Azeekal, Kollam. Haven’t heard much of this beach have you? Wouldn’t have… It is indeed a secluded place with not much visitors around, even on weekends.

How to reach Azheekal beach

It is located about 12km away from Karunakapally. There are different routes that can take you to Azheekal beach. The route that we decided on was – Chengannur (where I stay) to Azheekal via Kayamkulam.

I made the plan to travel to this place along with my friend, a girls day out, and we decided to move by bus. We had to start early, by 6:45 am, from Chengannur as there are not many buses available that go directly to Kayamkulam. You can either take a direct bus to Kayamkulam, from where you’ll get the bus to Azheekal Beach.

Now, don’t worry if you miss the direct bus, which is at 6:40 am, to Kayamkulam (we actually did!!), you can still reach by first going to Chaarumoodu and then to Kayamkulam. There is a bus at 8:15 am from Kayamkulam that can take you directly to the beach.

Attractions at Azheekal

First view of the beach after you get down at Azheekal bus stand.

Being one of those untouched beaches, the blue waters at Azheekal- “the confluence of sea and backwaters,” is quite clean. Indeed a pleasant sight to one’s eyes!

The air is calmer, best suited for a quiet holiday.

What to expect on your trip to Azheekal beach

We trekked all the way to the end. It was long walk indeed! – Carry a cap along as the sun can get really hot.

The long stretch of white sand is just the place for a leisure walk (early morning or just before the sunset- I heard the sunset view is great from this beach) or may be just sit down to read a book in the shades of trees lined up along the shore.

If you are with your kids, do bring along paper bags or maybe bottles, as they are sure to find themselves engaged in “starfish & shell hunting”- the beach is full of beautiful shells! The weather is just perfect for flying kites too. Yoc can either take one along or buy them at stalls on road to the beach.

The small islands and the mangrove forests that it holds, the ‘cheenavalas,’ and the long bridge extending into the Arabian sea giving you a closer view of dolphins ( and if lucky jellyfishes) makes this beach a must visit a place.

Even though there are not many nearby up to the mark dining places, one can always stop for a chat over snack or ice-cream.

Small snack bars and refreshment counters at azheekal beach kollam

Jelly fish spotted at azheekal beach, kollam

We were jumping up & down with excitement on seeing a real, live jelly-fish in its natural habitat.

As I had mentioned earlier, the beach is scantly populated and I wish it remains so ‘coz nature is always at its best when it is not tampered much with. Sharing few great memories from this trip- the shells and starfishes, photographing butterflies, caterpillars and crabs and not to forget the friendly fishermen!

Snippets from our trip to azheekal beack at kollam

3 thoughts on “AZHEEKAL BEACH – trip to a quaint beach at Kollam”

you did tell me the beauty of this beach.. feeling annoyed since you made it without us. Well, since it was a ladies day out, I skip the verbose batter…

Lovely it look, yes, you rightly said, still not exposed to the torture of mankind

Nice photos…to keep international tourists in perspective, location of the beach from more famous beaches like Varkala or Kovalam may be noted.

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