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Andhakaranazhi Beach-One Of The Place To Visit In Alleppey

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Andhakaranazhi Beach

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Andhakaranazhi is a beach in central Alappuzha. Alappuzha is well known for its beaches and backwaters. Andhakaranazhi includes in a coastal village near pattanakaad. It located around 4 km west from pattanakaad. The place attracts not only the foreign tourists but also the domestic tourists. The place has quite a  good environment where we can refresh our mind.

Andhakaranazhi Beach-One Of The Place To Visit In Alleppey

History behind the name Andhakaranazhi

Andhakaranazhi is quite a different name. Everyone must have wondered how this name was given to this beach.The name Andhakaranazhi was derived from its geographical peculiarities. It stands for “Darker beach” in the local tongue.  Azhi is an area where backwaters

Andhakaranazhi is quite a different name. Everyone must have wondered how this name was given to this beach.The name Andhakaranazhy was derived from its geographical peculiarities. It stands for “Darker beach” in the local tongue.  Azhi is an area where backwaters is merged into the sea. The sediments forms a thick layer over the sea like a narrow strip of land. The beach turns black in the rainy season. Hence the name was given to this beach: Andhakaranazhi.

Attractions Of Andhakaranazhi Beach

Andhakaranazhy plays a vital role in the agricultural areas of the nearby villages. It also connects the backwaters of these villages to the sea. A mechanised barge controls the flow of saline water to the nearby paddy fields. Thus preventing the excessive amount of water entering the fields during monsoon. The lighthouse in andhakaranazhi is a great relief to the fishermen. It guards the beach by providing light and guidance to the sea people.
Geographically the village shares most of its territory with the coast. The area has mixed religion aspects. Peoples with various beliefs live peacefully along the coast. Hence numerous places of worship is located in andhakaranazhy. Some of them includes Al furquan Jumma Masjid, mannakkodam sree mahadeva temple and St. Xaviers church, azheekkal. Most of the shrines are likely to be oldest and sacred ones. These landmarks draws a number of tourists to the place.

How To Reach Andhakaranazhi Beach

The place is just 4 Kms away from pattanakaad. 31.5 kms from Alappuzha and 32 kilometres from Kochi. The place is well connected with roads. All the service roads leads to andhakaranazhi beach.

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