Location - Kovalam's string of
beaches lie at the southern extremity of the Kerala coast thirteen
Kilometers of Thiruvananathapuram.
How to Reach- Move the way you
want because Kovalam is accessible by air, rail and road. The nearest
airport is Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananathapuram while
Trivandrum Central being the nearest rail station. Kovalam is off the NH47
Best Time to Visit - Kovalam
transudes year round prettiness but to see it in full bloom October to March
is the right time.
About Kovalam Beach
It is arguably Kerala's most famous tourist attraction and has,
according to enthusiastic claimants, India's most famous beach. It helps
that it is so close to the state capital- reaching Kovalam was never
difficult. Three Crescent Shaped beaches form Kovalam, Kerala's most
beautiful beach destination. For many, it's the season of family
vacations and they look forward to such vacations with great
anticipation. Parents enjoy spending time with their children and taking
part in family activities rejuvenates the family bond. Kovalam beach
offers a full range of activities and some of the most beautiful scenery
Attractions in Kovalam Beach
The Three Crescents
On the three adjacent adjacent crescent beaches that Kovalam is the
famous Light house Beach, the Lovely old lighthouse that gives the
Vizhinjam Lighthouse. A monument dedicated to 15th Century poets from
Kovalam, Ayyippilla Asan is located at ITDC Junction, near the
Lighthouse Beach. Kovalam's famous beach, the Ashok Beach is home to
Government Guest house and Halcyon Castle. A small mosque the Kovalam's
Jama Masjid, stands on the Ashok Beach with a Ganapati Temple on the
This beach lies to the north of Ashok Beach. Here you have a long sea
wall that you can walk on, tough, and it is an awesome sight to see
waves crash on the rocks below.
is a small village at a distance of 2 kms towards the south of Kovalam.
It has a 18th century Vizhinjam Cave Temple with the figures ofLord
Shiva and goddess Parvati. Vizhinjam fishing harbour is a natural port
and one of the busiest fishing harbours in the district.
At Thiruvallom, the Killi and Karamana river meet. The boat rides are
available from the Thiruvallom Thiruvallom Boat Club to Karamana. The
temple of Parashuram, the only temple in Kerala dedicated to the lord
Parashuram is a attraction to many at Thiruvallom.
This is one of the two freshwater lakes in Kerala, the other being the
one in Sasthamkotta in north Kollam. The 750 hectare water body is a
must see. As yet untouched the calm waters here is a sight to behold,
especially on the moonlit nights. You can get here by a country boat
This is an old pier, about kms from Kovalam, used by local fishermen.
The unique feature of this pier is that it during monsoons, when
fishermen cannot launch their boats from the beach, they carry their
Catamarans to the edge of the pier, throw them into the sea and then
jump in and swim to them to do this.