Attractions of Shankhumugham Beach
Have you ever gone houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala? If you
haven't, make sure you do. This one's really an absolutely wonderful,
unforgettable experience! Traditional Kerala houseboats, Kettuvallam, glide
past, powered both by gondolier-like boatmen with poles and by sail.
Kerala's houseboat cruising is not just restricted to the backwaters, you
also get a chance to explore the wildlife and indulge in some water sports
such as water skiing, water sailing and angling. The most popular backwater
cruise is from Kollam to Shankhumugham.
Water sports are one of the most thrilling beach activities, and some of
the Indian beaches have the best of aqua-sport equipment such as
water-scooters and high-speed boats. In fact, Shankhumugham Beach is fast
emerging as an Asian adventure sports destination with immense scope in
various kinds of water sports.
Water loving speed freaks will not be able to resist getting into a
speedboat. Sleek with a growling, throaty engine, these thoroughbred
speedboats are compelling machines that make the sea your road.
Excursions Around the Beach
Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam
means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches
gives it a ravishing look.
The palm-fringed bays in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay.
The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white sands washed
away by the surf at the feet of the stalwart palms and the rocky
promontories, makes this beach paradise. This marvellous beach is a
tourist's dream come true.
Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple
The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is an awe-inspiring structure that has
a 100 feet high 'gopuram', built in Dravidian style. City's historical
landmark, the structure of the main building is a blend of the Kerala and
Dravidian styles of architecture.
The temple, known for the Mural paintings and stone carvings is one among
the 108 temples dedicated to Vishnu in India. A magnificent array of gods,
goddesses, nymphs, sprites and demons adorn the seven-storey 'gopuram' that
forms the temple tower.