Chavakkad Beach – Kerala
Located at a distance of 5 km from the famous Guruvayur Temple in Kerala is an extremely scenic beach called Chavakkad Beach. This picturesque beach is situated in a town called Chavakkad in the Thrissur District. In addition, this beach is also located at the confluence of a river and a sea which is referred to as “Azhimukam” in Kerala. Furthermore, it is also surrounded by beautiful coconut and palm trees.
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How to reach the Chavakkad Beach?
- By train:
The closest railway station is located in Guruvayoor at a distance of 5 km. The Guruvayur Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the state via Guruvayur-Thrissur Railway Line.
- By Road:
If you intend to travel by road then the ideal starting points would be Guruvayur, Thrissur, Ernakulum, and Kochi.
- Via Guruvayur:
There are three routes from Guruvayur, and they are via SH-50 and Chavakkad Beach Road, via Chavakkad-Kanjani-Peringottukara Road/Chavakkad-Mullessery-Kanjany Road, and via Palayur Road and Chavakkad Beach Road.
2. Via Thrissur:
There are three routes from Thrissur, and they are via Poovathur-Amala Nagar Road, Thrissur-Kuttippuram Road, and via ThrissurKanjaniVadanapally Road and NH-66.
3. Via Ernakulum:
There are two routes from Ernakulum, and they are via NH-66 and via NH-544.
4. Via Kochi:
There are two routes from Kochi, and they are via NH-66 and via NH-544.
Climate and the best time to visit the Chavakkad Beach
The climate this beach experiences during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is “extremely hot” with the mercury rising to about 38 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in July and ends in September is extremely “heavy”. The winter which begins in December and ends in February is “mild and pleasant” and ranges from a maximum of 30 degree Celsius and minimum of 22 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beautiful beach is from December to February.
Things/activities to do
There are number of things/activities to do found in and around this beach worth exploring. They are as follows
- Recreational Activities:
The pristine environment available at this beach makes it an ideal spot for recreational activities such as swimming, sunbathing, walking, playing volleyball etc.
2. Bird watching:
There are a large number of migratory birds that are found in this beach thereby, making it an ideal spot for bird watching. Hence this beach is considered to be “paradise for bird watchers”.
Fishing is yet another activity commonly witnessed at this beach. A tourist interested in fishing could do so with the help of fishermen located at this beach.
This beach possesses a number of shacks/restaurants that provide for delicious Kerala i.e. Malayali cuisine prepared in coconut oil particularly seafood.
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