The coastal state of Kerala, fondly known as God's Own Country, is a land blessed with breathtaking beaches due to the Arabian Sea, lakes, rivers, tea plantations covered Western Ghats and a variety of wildlife. Keralite's unparalleled love for fish reflects in the lip-smacking seafood of Kerala!
Kerala is famous for spices, tea and coconuts. In fact, the name Kerala is derived from the two words 'Kera' and 'alam' which literally means 'Land of Coconuts'. The state has the highest media exposure in India and a hundred percent literacy rate.
Kerala is a sought after holiday destination, with places like Munnar and Alleppey being popular honeymoon destinations. This beautiful state, therefore, has quite a few places that offer breathtaking views of sunsets and even sunrise. Read further to know about these fantastic locations in Kerala for you to travel to when you feel the need to Instagram some fantastic images of the sunset!
Best Time To Visit Kerala
Particularly to view sunsets without any hassle, December to February is the perfect time to visit Kerala since the weather is cool, dry and pleasant. Summers can have sweltering heat and monsoon will have intermittently heavy rainfalls.
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Ponmudi literally translates to 'The Golden Peak'. This hill station of Kerala is perched at an elevation of 3600 ft and located at a distance of just 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Ponmudi is one of the peaks of the Western Ghats.
This region which is bestowed with magnificent scenic beauties, is perched at such a height that it offers a panoramic view of the entire region, along with an enthralling view of the sunset. Sunrise is also exceptionally beautiful in Ponmudi.
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A glimpse of the divine illumination of the final sun rays can be caught in the magnificent Marine Drive of Kochi. An ideal location for a romantic evening, the sun setting at its horizon at the Marine Drive is a priceless scenario.
You can witness the day setting into a quaint night in the Marine Drive, one of Kochi's most popular tourist destinations. It is also a famous hangout place for the youngsters of Kochi. Don't forget to Instagram with the hashtag Marine Drive. That will simply enhance your profile's appeal!
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The beach town of Kovalam is a popular holiday destination. The crescent-shaped Kovalam Beach is flanked with an infinite number of coconut trees that sway with the breeze flowing from the Arabian Sea. This beach offers one of the most spellbinding views of the sunset in Kerala.
Tourists flock to Kovalam for a peaceful and relaxed vacation that includes sunbathing, swimming, ayurvedic massages and more. You would not want to miss out on lying down on the glittering sand and watching the sun set into the horizon on a visit to Kovalam.
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Varkala, which is also a beach town, is located 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is locally known as Papanasam Beach, since it is believed that the waves of the beach wash away all our sins. Well, not just the sea waves, but the sight of the sun setting at this beach itself is enough to redeem oneself from all the life's sins, since it is just so stunning!
Janardhana Swamy Temple located near the beach is an important site of pilgrimage for Hindus, which can also be visited when in Varkala Beach.
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Officially known as Alappuzha, Alleppey is a package of beaches, backwaters and water sports, all in all, a perfect destination for all you Instagram-lovers. On the backwaters, houseboats can be rented to cruise through the serene waters.
The view of sunset is simply amazing; both from the backwaters and the beach, where you can witness the bright yellow ball of sun turn into a sober orange and then sink into the horizon.