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One of the most well-liked beach resorts in India is Kovalam Beach. If you anticipate breathtaking scenery, mesmerizing crystal-clear waves, and mouthwatering coastal fare dancing on your taste buds, Kovalam offers you more than just a wonderful vacation. In addition to entertaining pursuits like boating, swimming, and water skiing, you may unwind on the rooftop of a Kovalam beach resort. Additionally, you can practice yoga and spend time in an Ayurvedic spa, where you can unwind in the tranquility of nature and receive therapeutic treatments.
Planning for a luxurious holiday with your loved one? Other than the surreal Beaches of Kovalam, Taj Kovalam and The Leela Kovalam offers guests unparalleled customized services to make a vacation special, offering the utmost Indian hospitality draped with graciousness. Other than the jaw-dropping sight of sparkling sandy beaches and thrilling beach activities, Kovalam also provides you the opportunity to explore the extraordinary architecture of age-old castles, art, churches & temples. A trip to Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum, as well as Kanyakumari from Kovalam, takes no more than a day, therefore, as a destination for a honeymoon, family trip, or a solo exploring trip, Kovalam is considered the best place for pampering yourself with a dash of adventure as well.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum
How to reach: by air/train/road
Famous for: Beaches
Sunrise & Sunset views over the sea
Best time to visit: September to March
WHAT TO SEE
The Lighthouse, Beaches, Padmanabhaswamy Temple (16 Kms from Kovalam), Karamana River & Boating – at the Karamana Lake
Vellayani Lake – The largest freshwater lake, Edakallu – Popular sunset point, Valiyathura Pier – The almost 60-year-old Big Port, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple – Containing the 18th-century rock sculptures
In addition to the splendor of the Kovalam beach, the colorful history of Kovalam can be found in the temples and regional cuisines. Tourists may surely comprehend the diversity of Kovalam by visiting the Vizhinjam temple, which was constructed in the 18th century, window shopping at Curio stores, beachwear stores, and hawkers selling Kashmiri and Tibetan goods.
The richness of art and culture in Kovalam can be experienced through the various fairs and festivals starting from January to the end of March. From buying village costumes, and handcrafted pieces of stuff or drinking native drinks in a village fair, to music, food, and elephant festivals, tourists can dive deep into the Kovalam culture closely.
Place of interest:
The Lighthouse: Be captivated as you ascend the 450 stairs in the lighthouse’s cylindrical design that is located directly beside the shore. Kurumsal Hill’s 30-meter-tall lighthouse is a great place to watch the dawn or sunset. Additionally, taking in the panorama of Kovalam Beach and experiencing the gentle air from the top of the lighthouse is a very unique experience.
Kovalam art gallery: The best place for art lovers, Kovalam art gallery is the abode of inspirational artwork, paintings, and art effects. Displaying the artwork of notable painters, it gives a glimpse of ancient traditions, Sanskrit, and heritage culture, the Rajput era, and Mughal era as well as some artifacts from Japan, Tibet, and China.
Beaches of Kovalam: There is no doubt that Kovalam is mostly popular because of its fascinating beaches and adventure sports. From water diving to parasailing, lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach offer tourists every kind of fun activity they are looking for. Moreover, the crystal clear water compels tourists to dive into the water just for swimming or going for Para Sailing Windsurfing, water skiing, and boat sailing. Further, all these water sports are assisted by a professional and a concerned crew who make sure that these water adventure sports are done safely. While Samudra Beach is a paradise for tourists who love isolation and tranquillity, surrounded by an abundance of palms and coconut trees in this beach, Varkala Beach is for those with religious and spiritual types with the famous Janardhana Swami Temple and Sarkara Devi Temple.
Trivandrum: Trivandrum is approximately 12 miles from Kovalam, so you may drive yourself there in 35 minutes or hire a cab. The Thriuvallam Parashurama temple on the bank of the Karmana River is worth seeing, as is the natural splendor along the route. Along the trip, tourists can enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Karmana River.
Kanyakumari:90km away from Kovalam, with major attractions like Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock, and the Gandhi Smarak Mandir, Kanyakumari is a must on the destination list of tourists visiting Kovalam beaches in Kerala. Moreover, the sight of the meeting of three oceans namely the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean is what attracts tourists to Kanyakumari.
Where to stay:
With a variety of homestays and luxurious hotels and resorts like The Raviz, Taj Kovalam(Taj green cove resort), Leela Kovalam Beach Resort, Niramaya Surya Samudra Resort, Halcyon Resort, and Travancore heritage experience the best hospitality and uncountable leisure facilities that guarantee only excellence.