Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam beach, located in south Kerala, comprises three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky outcroppings.
There are plenty of leisure options for tourists such as Ayurvedic massage centres, catamaran cruises, shopping zones around the beach complex. The calm water is ideal for swimming and many foreign tourists frequent this popular destination.Three adjacent crescent beaches make it a magnificent destination for tourists to enjoy specially organised cultural programme in addition to usual sunbaths, swimming and herbal massages and other activities. Touch of fine sand, views of coconut trees and all budgets restaurants with plenty of sea food make it a unique experience. There is a Lighthouse also for which it is famous.
Kovalam beach is known as the “Paradise of the South“. Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum, Kerala’s capital city. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a dreamland for tourists all over the world. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sandbed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the seabreeze gently plays with the waves.
With composed climate, luring surroundings, azure sea, soft sand and solacing sun, Kovalam is the perfect destination for the people looking forward to relaxing and rejuvenating holidays.
Major Tourist Attractions in Kovalam
The Nature : The nature around Kovalam is mind blowing. The coconut groves, the soothing breeze, the murmuring sea, the sun and the soft sand all adds to the charm of Kovalam, making it a paradise for the beach lovers.
Swimming : Swimming and bathing are very refreshing and exhilarating in the waves. And if you are not interested in all this, then just walk around and the gentle breeze blow around will completely intoxicate you. Ayurvedic massage parlours, yoga centers and water sport facilities, makes Kovalam a popular haven for tourists from all over the globe.
Air : Nearest Airport is at Trivandrum (20 kms).
Rail : Nearest rail head is Trivandrum Central. Trivandrum is connected by rail with many important cities.
Road : Kovalam is connected by road with several tourist destinations within Kerala and India.
Best time to visit
September to March is the best time to head there and Kovalam has a tropical dry climate.