Beach & Coastal Area

 

Beach

The Thrikkunnapuzha beach is spectacular. One of the most famous beaches in Alapuzha.At one end are the dense palm groves that are so characteristic of Kerala's landscape. It has a long sandy beach., Thrikkunnapuzha beach is formed by the shores of the Arabian Sea. The beach is located in the beautiful district of Alappuzha.The Beach is dotted with thick palm groves giving a spectacular view to the visitor. To walk on the beach under the shadow of palm trees with a cold breeze blowing continuously.Thrikkunnapuzha beach is very famous for "Karkidaka Vavu Bali".The beach of thrikkunnapuzha is very rich in mineral sand called 'black sand.And this beach is also famous for "Chakara

 

Coastal Area

Thrikkunnapuzha has a coastline of 10 km., fromThottappally to Mangalam.There are no of traditional fishing crafts operating in this area, spread among about Four fishing villages,Pallana,Panoor,Thrikkunnapuzha,and Pathiyankara. An interesting phenomenon of this seacoast during the month of June is the periodic shifting of mud bank popularly known as "Chakara. The sea historically abounded with fish and prawns, and fishermen were well off except during the monsoon months (June, July, and August), when seas were stormy. Most of the catch was marketed fresh to a few local markets, and some of the catch was preserved by drying and salt-curing in the absence of preservatives and of rapid transport

 

The sea coast of Thrikkunnapuzha and Aratupuzha are rich in mineral sand called 'black sand' in common parlance. The sand contains several heavy minerals like, monazite, ilmanite, rutile and zircon. Ilmanite and rutile are used for production of white pigment, titanium metal and as flux for welding electrodes. Zircon is used in ceramic and refractory industries besides acting as basic raw material for the production of metal and alloys for use as structural materials in nuclear power reactors. The mineral 'monazite' is radioactive as it contains thorium and uranium. The heavy-mineral content in this area is estimated at 17 million tons out of a total raw sand reserve of 242 million tons. The ilmanite content in the heavy minerals is nine million tons