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Kovalam Beach, Kerala

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Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India 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 Bypass.

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 imaginable.

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 opposite side.

Samudra Beach
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.

Vizhinjam Village
Kovalam BeachIt 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.

Thiruvallom
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.

Vellayani Lake
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 from Kovalam.

Valliathura Pier
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.
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