Kovalam is situated 16 km away from the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthpuram near the Arabian Sea. The meaning of Kovalam is an orchard of coconut trees and the city offers the beautiful sight of stretched coconut trees making it a paradise in south India. This is a beautiful destination to spend some quiet time with your family members, amidst the nature’s bounties. Kovalam attracts large number of tourists from Israel and Europe as it is surrounded by a huge number of beach houses and resorts, curio shops, Tibetan shops, Ayurvedic spas and salons, ancient Hindu temples, immense mosques and churches. It is also renowned among the photographers for its popular sunset, sunbathing, shopping centers, swimming and cultural programs. You will enjoy exploring this place.
Places to Visit
The major attractions in Kovalam are the three crescent beaches Hawah beach, lighthouse beach, Samudra beach. Each has a beauty and a distinct flavour of its own.
The Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach
The Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented and happening beaches in Kerala, and a paradise for tourists. The lighthouse here in white and red is very famous. The roads of lighthouse are used for walking and cycling.
Hawah Beach or Eve’s Beach, is a beehive of fishing activities. With its high rock promontory, this beach is known for its unique moonlit nights. Samudra Beach is a calm and secluded beach, known for its pristine beauty
Edakullu is a very famous and offers the best view of sunset. It is situated between the Eve’s beach and the lighthouse beach. The mesmerizing view of the orange, yellow and red sun can be captured in the photographs by the tourists while enjoying the varied patterns of the clear blue sky.
Kovalam art gallery
In Kovalam, The art gallery keeps for display many attractions for the European and other tourists who are art lovers. The popular attractions are pieces such as historical artefacts, art work and paintings.
It is situated about 8 km away from the Kovalam city. The lake is so captivating in the moonlight and many enthralling boat services are available for the tourists from Kovalam. Vellayani Durga temple is in proximity to this lake. Only the non-Brahmin preachers are allowed in the temple.
The club situated on the river offers opportunities for the tourists for boating, canoe rides, cruises, boat-housing, and breathtaking views.
When to Visit
Kovalam is in proximity to the lush seas so all the year round it is quite pleasing and appealing at the beaches. Although, the most excellent time for visiting this exotic beach town is the months from September to March. A large number of tourists get allured to Kovalam during this time as this season is considered as winter season, having bright sun drenched days and cheerful swift chilly nights. Further, Kovalam gets very romantic during this season and the beach gets so pleasant that it can be visited at any time of the day. Kovalam is also visited during festivals, Christmas or carnivals during the winter months. The night life of Kovalam can be enjoyed during this time of the season and it has numerous offerings for its tourists at all times during the year.Enquire Now
Around 16 km, is Trivandrum International airport through which Kovalam can be reached.
Thiruvananthapuram is the Southern end of Kerala state. It is located 204 kms from Kochi, and is well connected to all Indian cities.
Thiruvananthapuram railway station is in proximity to Kovalam which is about 16 km away.