Location - Kovalam's string of beaches lie at the southern extremity of the Kerala coast.
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 - Anytime throughout the year but during the period from November to February Anjuna exudes the acme of its beauty.
This 'paradise of South', is on the farther side of verbal and drop a line introduction. Kovalam is, unmistakably, the most alluring attraction of South India. This mesmerizing land of crimson sands is laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms, and according to India's enthusiastic claimants Kovalam is also the most famous beach just 16 kms away from Trivandrum, Kerala's capital city. The paradise of Kovalam plays host to its tourists round the year with its innumerable marine activities, and the Catamaran Cruises being the svelte come ons.
The crescent-shaped beaches separated by rocky headlands are Kovalam's main hotspots. No less enrapturing are the Ayurvedic centers mushroomed around the beaches promising cures or all ills. The beatified beaches of the Kovalam promises you a rocking vacation with a perfect vacation recipe. Looking around this sun and sand paradise. Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches. Kovalam, a sheltered natural bay, the azure blue waters and the sumptuous spread of green palm groves make it a tropical paradise of sorts.
There are much to see at Kovalam like crescent beaches, Light House beach having an old light house beach that gives the beach its name, Hawa Beach and Ashok Beach which is also home to Halcyon Castle. Kovalam doesn't end here for it takes you a long way for a memorable holiday.
"The sunny beaches at Kovalam, seaside eating joints, serving Italian food and signboard in Germans will never let you down".
Famous Tourist Attractions of Kovalam
It is a high tide area that can be reached separately. There is a long sea wall that you can walk on and you can see here waves crash on the rocks below.
It is popular city beach adjacent to the airport. An indoor recreation club, children's traffic training park and a star shaped restaurant are some of the facilities at the beach.
The 18th century Cave Temple has half complete carvings of Lord Shiva. Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour is a natural port and one the busiest Fishing port.
An old building with paints peeling off houses a rich treasure of marine wealth. The underwater fauna includes clownish of Finding Nemo fame, squirrel fish,moon wrasse, butterfly fish giants, turtles, aggressively surgeon fish, trigger fish and sharks.
This is yet another fishing village, 8 kms South Kovalam. This is a never ending white sandy stretch with kites and eagles circling the area beautifully.
It lies on the conjunction on the Killi and Karamana river, go for the boat ride and see Parasuram Temple.
This is one of the two freshwater lakes in Kerala. This 750 hectares water body is a must see. As yet untouched, its beautiful, calm waters are sight behold, especially on the moonlit nights
Veli Lagoon (Tourist Village)
Delightful waterfront park. An ideal picnic spot where the lake merges with sea. The wading pool, gardens, exquisite sculptures, a floating bridge and a wide range of aqua sports facilities.
The home of the late Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family is off limits to visitors but you can have a glimpse from the main gate. If a friendly guard is on duty, he will let you walk a bit inside the grounds where you can get a view of the grand old building at the end of its long drive.
Worlds Of Water
Paddle or go out to swim, of course be warned of getting drowned......Anyways the green areas are safer to swim. The anglers among you can hire fishing boat from fisherman for Rs. 100 an hour if you have the confidence to manage it all alone
- Reach from October to March, but the monsoon season from June to September is the ideal time for Ayurvedic treatment.
- Flights from Trivandrum International Airport, trains from Trivandrum Central and NH47 drive will will take you to Kovalam.
- Tourist Office- Tourist Facilitation Centers, Department of Tourism Kerala.