Aazhimala - A beautiful Rocky Beach
The beach of Azhimala is located about 20 km away (half an hour drive) from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), the capital city of Kerala, India. The place is near to Kovalam beach, which is one of the famous tourist places in Kerala. Vizhinjam , where the new port is coming is about 5 km from here.
Splashing waves of Azhimala
In the local language, Malayalam "Aazhi" means sea and "Mala" means hill. This place has got both a beautiful sea and a hill, from where the beach looks beautiful. There is a coconut plantation on the hill which is a good place for photography.
The Rocky Coast
The beach is very colorful and its a heaven for photographers. But waves can be very violent at times and have caused several deaths. So the travelers should be careful not to do anything stupid. There are steep cliffs in the beach, adventurous must prevent themselves from being crazy. Sometimes the local people might scold you for doing crazy things.
There is a Shiva temple nearby with Indian Ocean as its backdrop . The temple is very famous and devotees from many places visit here. There are resorts and memento sellers on the beach. People come here often for Ayurvedic treatments. You can also see local Fishermen fishing on old catamarans which is a nice thing to watch.
Black Heron- Egretta ardesiaca
How to reach
Nearest Bus Station - Thampanoor (Trivandrum Bus Station)
Nearest Airport - Trivandrum International Airport
Nearest Railway Station- Trivandrum Central
Thampanoor-> Karamana-> Pappanamcode-> Nemom-> Vedivachancoil-> Balaramapuram-> Uchakada-> Mukkola-> Pulinkudi-> Azhimala (NH 47)
Thampanoor-> Eastfort-> Manacaud-> Ambalathara-> Thiruvallam-> Kovalam Jn-> Vizhinjam-> Mukkola-> Pulinkudi-> Azhimala (NH 47 Bypass)
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Photo credits: Anoop Kumar V.
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