Thiruvananthapuram: ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ may prove wrong once you reach Azhimala. Unperturbed by the din and bustle of the city, in an idyllic setting, the demure charm of Azhimala can win any heart in quick seconds. The beach is a seven kilometre drive from Kovalam, where you will find gentle waves embracing huge rocks. The best definition for the seashore is ‘simply natural’, as in one single glance you would notice that its beauty is not hampered by any means and it exists as natural as possible. Make careful footsteps on the huge rocks near the sea since they have turned slippery due to the constant interaction with waves.
Taking the steep road leading to the Azhimala Siva Temple, we reached in front of the temple and parked the car nearby. Even while standing there, the humming of sea waves tempted us to hurry along the shady route beside the temple that leads to the seashore. The drizzle in the wee-hours has kept the sandy paths wet, imparting a rustic charm to the environs on the whole. As you move along this path, the chimes from the temple begin to fade and the sound of waves turns louder.
It was a pleasant morning and on the seashore one could see the fisher folk readying for their routine. Lined up in a single row, the way they pull back the fishing net makes a delightful sight. Another impressive sight is the row of huts atop the cliffs which adds to the beauty of the seashore. You will also find thorny shrubs growing on rocks and a thick vegetation in the area surrounding the beach. Azhimala beach is peaceful getaway, a place definitely worth a visit.
The beach is a seven kilometre drive from Kovalam, where you will find gentle waves embracing huge rocks.