Resorts in Bekal

Bekal has some of the finest resorts in the country. The Lalit Resort and Vivanta by Taj top the list.

Bekal has a good mix of upscale to the midrange to the budget type resorts. A good number of them are located either by the seaside or by the edges of the backwaters.

Here is a list of some of the popular resorts in Bekal.

The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal: Five Star resort. Located where the backwaters joins the sea.Right on the edges of the Uduma beach.

Vivanta by Taj : Five Star resort. The Kappil River flows right through the Taj Bekal resort. On the edges of the lonely Kappil beach.

Neeleshwar Hermitage: Upscale resort by the sea side near Nileshwar town. Sprawling palm fringed retreat with sea facing cottages.

The Windflower Sattva : This is a wellness resort, located near the Ranipuram National Park, some 42km (26 miles) east of Bekal. This Ayurveda wellness retreat, spread over a 20 acre rubber plantation.

Gokulam Nalanda Resort : On the edges of a palm fringed riverside. Close to Nileshwar town, about 22 km south of Bekal.

Thalathoor Heritage : This is a heritage homestay located near the Chandragiri Fort, where the Payaswini River makes a majestic bend before merging with the ocean.Thalathoor is in fact a century old traditional Kerala home build in 7 acre coconut palm estate.

Bekal Base Camp : Located on the edges of the beach at Pallikere, a bit south of the Bekal Fort. This is a state run facility by Kerala Tourism (KSTDC).

Holiday Bekal Resort : On the edges of the backwaters, across The Lalit Resort.

Kanan Beach Resort : By the sea side near Nileshwar town.

Mantra Beach Resort : Near the Thaikadappuram Beach, south of Neeleshwar Hermitage.

Oyster Opera : Exotic location, in a palm fringed island in the Valiyaparamba backwaters. About 35km south of Bekal.

Tailpiece : Apart from the resorts, Bekal also has a unique option to stay in the backwaters - houseboats. The houseboat hub of Bekal is located in Valiyaparamba backwaters, where the Thejaswini River empties into the Lakshadweep Sea. This houseboat hub is about 22km south of Bekal.

There are about a dozen houseboats operates in this area.Try Bekal Ripples, one of the popular houseboat operators in this backwaters.

See here how to travel from Valiyaparamba backwaters from Bekal.

Kappil Backwaters in Taj Vivanta Bekal

The Kappil Backwaters is located inside this resort. Seen in the background is the Kappil beach, a short short stroll through the coconut palm groves in the resort.

Kayaking at Taj Vivanta

The shallow waters of the Kappil River that flows through the resort is ideal for Kayaking. One of the major outdoor activiti attraction in Taj Bekal resort.

Kappil beach near Taj Vivanta Bekal

Though it's a public beach, there is a private access to the beach from the resort. The beach is practically empty most of the times. Seen in the background is Kodi Cliff, a rocky outcrop protrude into the sea.

Cottages in Taj Vivanta Bekal

The cottages are tastefully designed in a blend of modern as well as traditional style. The portico cannopy is designed in the traditional style of how the houseboat canopies are made, with bamboo and coir.

beachball court at Taj Vivanta Bekal

This beachball court stands between the seaside and the resort cottages inside the coconut palm grove of the resort.

Inside Taj Vivanta Bekal

The resort is a great place for nature and birdwatching. There are quite a few bird species you can watch around the backwaters area of the resort. Seen on the left is the Kappil River before joining the sea, a little ahead. There are a good number of rooms in the resort with this view.

Seaside restaurant at Vanta by Taj Bekal

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