Travel Guide - Kovalam

Kovalam - Beach Paradise of the South

Apart from being a tiny coastal town in Trivandrum district of Kerala, Kovalam is an Internationally prominent beach destination, known for its three pristine crescent-shaped beaches. This bustling beach, full of fun and activities will never make you bored. Swim through the sunset, stroll around the golden sandy beaches, enjoy yourself with thrilling beach sports, and immerse your souls in tranquility. For a fun-filled trip, Kovalam is worth every minute spent here.

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Kovalam is a place that welcomes tourists of different tastes. It is an extremely beautiful place blessed with blue waters of the Arabian sea and golden sandy beaches backdropped in green coconut trees. This makes Kovalam a picturesque destination which attracts many nature lovers as well as photographers to this place. The blissfully isolated environment makes Kovalam an ideal place for a dream come true honeymoon. For the travel bugs who love water sports, kayaking, surfing, catamaran cruising, and water skiing are there for you at the Kovalam beach.

Kovalam is a centre for Ayurveda Massage. So, don't forget to rejuvenate yourself with an Ayurveda massage. If you are interested in caving, explore Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple. This historic monument contains rock cut sculptures dating back to the 18th century which can attract the history enthusiasts too. Showcasing the work of various artists from all over the world, Kovalam Art Gallery is a must visit for the art lovers. Visit Kovalam at least once in your life to experience its real charm.

It is alspo Known As "International Beach Destination".

Tourist Attractions

Neyyar Dam

Hawah Beach

Vellayani Lake

Halcyon Castle

Valiyathura Pier

Samudra Beach

Aruvikkara Dam

KaramanaRiver

Lighthouse Beach

Kovalam Art Gallery

Varkala / Papanasham Beach

Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

Must Visit Places

  • Relish a heaven like feel at the Lighthouse Beach.
  • Take a walk along the Hawah Beach.
  • Escape to the Samudra Beach.
  • Try kayaking and canoe riding at the Karamana River.
  • Feel the mystical charm of Vellayani Lake.
  • Check out the exclusive paintings and artworks at Kovalam Art Gallery.
  • Behold the sunset from Valiyathura Pier.
  • Spend half a day at Neyyar Dam.
  • Explore Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple.

Travel Tip

If a beach trip is in your mind, don't forget to carry cotton clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats. Umbrella is a must during monsoon season.

Things to Do

Surfing

Kayaking

Swimming

Snorkeling

Water Skiing

Water Sports

Wooden Boat Ride

Catamaran Cruising

Ayurvedic Massages

Best time to Visit

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The days are too hot, and the nights are relatively cooler during the summer months of March to June. Moderate to heavy showers are experienced from July till September and is marked as monsoon season in Kovalam.

Way to Reach

By Air : Trivandrum International Airport, located at a distance of 12.1 Km, is the nearest airport to Kovalam.

By Train : Trivandrum Central Railway Station, located at a distance of 12.6 Km, is the nearest railway station to Kovalam.

By Road : Kovalam is well connected to all the major cities of Kerala especially Trivandrum. Air-conditioned luxury buses operate from cities such as Madurai, Nagercoil, Bangalore and Chennai to Kovalam.

What to Shop

  • Shop some mind-blowing Tibetan handicrafts and miniature Buddhas from Little Tibet Arts.
  • If you have spices in your mind, Joseph and Sons at Lighthouse Beach is the best.
  • Are you a Bibliophile? then Ancy’s Bookstore at the Lighthouse Beach is for you.
  • Tibetan junk jewellery and Varkala Beach are a great place for jewellery lovers.
  • handmade silk and cotton garments from SM Handloom Center.
  • Shops near Kovalam beach sells Silk Sarongs and a variety of lunghis.

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