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Thottappally Beach

Famous for the novel and movie named “Chemmeen”, Thottappally Beach is among the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. It is located in Thottappally, Alappuzha district of Kerala and is an active fishing harbour that lures tourists here on a regular basis. Another interesting attraction here is the Thottappally Spillway that helps separate the freshwater of the Thottappally Lake and the saline water at the start of the river that goes into the Arabian Sea.

Visit here and witness the beautiful ocean views and unwind with your loved ones. The texture of the sand, the lovely backdrop, and amazing sunsets make it one of the best places to visit in the Alleppey district. To know more about Thottappally Beach, how to reach it, things to do, the best time to visit, and much more, keep reading.

Things to do:

If you want to witness picturesque beauty and have a soul-soothing experience, visit Thottappally Beach. There are ample things you can do here besides relaxing and chilling. Here are some of the most exciting things to do at Thottappally Beach to have a great day trip with your special ones  -

  • Enjoy the peaceful environment of the beach.
  • Lie on the sandy beaches.
  • Stroll around the scenic beach.
  • Treat your eyes to the vast ocean views.
  • Spend quality time with loved ones.
  • Go swimming, only if the tides are low.
  • Make sandcastles.
  • Catch the mesmerizing sunset.
  • Click pictures for memories.

Best Time to visit

Kerala is quite hot and humid during summertime and as the monsoon kicks in the temperature start to drop. Winter is the best time to visit Kerala and Thottappally Beach to have the best experience. Besides, the beach can be visited throughout the year but summer must be avoided. The best time to visit Thottappally Beach is during the evening to witness the spectacular sunset and capture amazing pictures during the “golden hour”.

How to reach

Kerala is one of the popular tourist destinations in India and thus, is very well connected to the major cities and towns of India via air, rail, and road. Before you visit, here are the ways to reach Thottappally Beach -
By Air -Cochin International Airport is the closest airport to Thottappally Beach in the Alleppey district. It is located nearly 53 km from Alleppey and can be reached by hiring a taxi or cab. There are regular flights that connect Cochin International Airport to major airports in India.
By Train - To reach Alleppey by train, you can take a train to Alleppey railway station that is connected to all major cities in Kerala as well as India. There are frequent trains available and from the station, you can take taxis, buses, autos, etc to reach Thottappally Beach.
By Road - There are many KSRTC buses that allow tourists and local people to travel throughout the state comfortably at a pretty reasonable rate. You can take private bus services too that connect with other adjoining states. You can also hire a taxi from nearby places.

Nearby Attractions

Once you are done unwinding at the beach, there are many places to visit near Marari Beach for added fun. For a short trip, visit these places near Marari Beach -
Kurattikadu Pattambalam Devi Temple: One of the famous Devi temples in the region.
Erattakulangara Sri Mahadeva Temple: A solemn space to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life.

Nearby Accommodation

Here are some of the best places to stay in Thottapally in the Alleppey district that offer decent services and amenities. You can choose from a high to low-budget range of hotels and have the best stay possible.
Green Palace Ayurveda Resort (10 km away from the beach)
Triveny River Palace (12 km away from the beach)
Heritage Garden Stay (15 km away from the beach)
Splendid Stay (15 km away from the beach)
Exquisite Retreat (15 km away from the beach)

Nearby Restaurants

There are a number of places to eat near Thottappally Beach that serve some lip-smacking foods. All of these places are close enough and you can sit and enjoy your meal with loved ones. Some of the top restaurants around Thottappally Beach are  -

  • Nanoo’s Hotel
  • Kalpakavadi Restaurant
  • Kalpakavadi Inn
  • Grilled House
  • Arabian Cafe
  • Cafe Cloud 9

Other Tips:

  • Avoid visiting Thottappally Beach during summer and monsoon as the weather is extremely hot and humid.
  • Wear sunscreen to avoid tanning and sunburn.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and wear sunglasses.
  • Carry your swimsuit to enjoy swimming, only if the tides are low.