Near the southern tip of India, Shanghumukham Beach is a popular place for those looking for an escape from the nearby city of Thiruvananthapuram.
Many people come for the spectacular sunsets, and early evening is a popular time to stroll. There are also a couple of popular places to eat, the Old Coffee House, and the Starfish restaurant. Boats can be hired at nearby Veli Tourist Village, and there's also a children's playground next to a 35 meter long mermaid sculpture.
Badminton, table tennis and skating are all available nearby and several small fishing villages are within easy reach, offering the freshest catch of the day.