Kanwatheertha Beach – Kerala
Considered as “Virgin territory” is a picturesque and isolated beach called Kanwatheertha Beach in north most Kerala. This extremely scenic beach is situated in the Kasargod district and is adjacent to the Batapady beach on the southern tip of the state of Karnataka. Since this beach is located in a desolate spot it is known for its serene atmosphere. It is also surrounded by beautiful coconut trees and pristine sea water. This beach is also considered to be a place where the hospitality of the state of Kerala can truly be experienced and enjoyed.
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How to reach the Kanwatheertha Beach
- By train:
The closest station to this beach is located in Kasaragod at a distance of 12 km. The Kasaragod Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Mangalore, Kochi, Kannur, and Thrissur.
- Via Mangalore:
There is one route from Mangalore to this beach, and it is via NH-66.
2. Via Kochi:
There are three routes from Kochi to this beach, and they are via NH-66, via NH-544 and NH-66, and via NH-544 and NH-275.
3. Via Kannur:
There is one route from Kannur to this beach, and it is via NH-66.
4. Via Thrissur:
There are two routes from Thrissur to this beach, and they are via NH-66 and NH-275.
- By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Mangalore at a distance of 50 km. The Mangalore Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.
Climate and the best time to visit Kanwatheertha Beach
The climate experienced at this beach during the summer months which begins in March and ends in May with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 31 degree Celsius to a minimum of 23 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy” with the average annual rainfall of 3581 mm being recorded. Meanwhile, the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is “pleasant” with the temperature ranging from a maximum 20 degree Celsius to a minimum of 12 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is from December to February.
Things/activities to do at Kanwateertha Beach
There are few things/activities to do found in and around this beach. They are as follows
- Bekal Fort Beach:
In close proximity to this beach lies the Bekal Fort Beach, which is renowned for its pristine environment. In addition, the Bekal Fort Beach is surrounded by beautiful coconut trees that add more charm to its scenic beauty and is a must visit.
There are number of shacks located around this beach that sell souvenir products ideally suited for family and friends. In addition, beautiful artefacts made from metal by local craftsmen are sold around this beach.
There are a number of restaurants serving typical Kerala food located around this beach. Cuisine served at these restaurants provide for both vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.