Location : Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), in the South Indian state of Kerala.
Popular For : The Most Popular Beach in Kerala
Highlights : Yoga and Other Health Related Activities
Best Time to Visit : September-April
Novelty Factor : One of the cleanest and safest beaches in the country, Kovalam is just 16 km away from the capital city of Kerala.
Beach Attractions : Open Sea, Beaches, Vast Stretch of Land, Vizhinjam Village.
Around Kovalam : Poovar – 18 km, 36 kms from Mahabalipuram.
To Shop : Sea Shells, Handicraft Items made from Seashells, Paintings, Carpets, Metal Work, Woodwork Articles.
Getting There :
Nearest Airport - Trivendrum International Airport,Thiruvananthapuram – 16 km.
Rail : Nearest Station – Trivendrum Central – 13 km.
Road : Kovalam is off the Nantional Highway 47 Bypass.
Don't Miss : Stay in the Ashrams and Experiencing Ayurvedic Treatments.
Inside Tip : While Staying in the Ashrams do abide by the rules and regulations of the Ashram.
Activities : Ideal for Kayaking, Swimming, Surfing and Skiing.
Must Watch : The Palm Trees and Ebullient Waves of the Arabian Sea.
Kovalam is an evergreen and enjoyable climatic beach resort. A tropical paradise, Kovalam has also several restaurants providing delicious Western and Indian food. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. It is a wonderful place for tourists all over the world. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". It is warm and clean by the coconut trees and the white sand bed as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves. Swimming and bathing are very refreshing and exhilarating in the waves. This cove is the safest place for swimming. Its scenic beauty and serenity is supplemented by the availability of excellent accommodation. There are a lot of restaurants, which provide western style, food, as well as Indian, which is delicious. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the maharaja of Travancore.
This superb waterfront park is an idyllic picnic spot where the lake merges with sea.
Officially known as Napier Museum , the museum combines traditional Kerala styles with Chinese and Mughal architecture.
The gallery has a prosperous collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Roerich.
It is one of the top maintained zoos in Asia, it has stunning expansive lawns. Science and Technology Museum: This museum is of high educative value for students of science and technology.
This Lake has boating services and has the largest children's park in Kerala.
Neyyar Dam is one of the most famous picnic spot in Kerala with boating facilities, there is a lion safari park and crocodile farm here.
This wildlife sanctuary with its wealthy fauna and birds is dotted with large hills with forests and eucalyptus plantations.
Kovalam is an idyllic place for kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing.
You may shop items as like handicrafts, jewelry and clothes at the shops spread along the waterfront of the beach.
This extensive palace houses paintings of Lord Krishna and his cowherds.This impressive seven-storied tower is an outstanding example of the Dravidian style of architecture.
Kovalam consists of three following beaches, the most popular being the Light house Beach. The middle beach is called Hawah, while the northern beach is Samudra.