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Kovalam BeachQuick Facts
Location : 16 Km from , Southwest India
State : Kerala
Beach Area : 4 km
Trip Highlights : Catamaran Cruises
Ideal time to visit : September - March
Languages : Malayalam, English and Hindi
STD Code : 0471

This enchanting strip of golden sands is laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms. A former fishing village, Kovalam is just 16 km away from Thiruvananathapuram (), Kerala's capital city. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. It is a dreamy place for tourists all over the world. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South".
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With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. Its scenic beauty and serenity is supplemented by the availability of excellent accommodation . There are a lot of restaurants which provide western style food as well as Indian, which is delicious. The grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns and kalamari which are got fresh from the sea at Kovalam. Ayurvedic massage parlours, yoga centers and water sport facilities, makes Kovalam a popular haven for tourists from all over the globe.

Places of attraction in Kovalam
Kovalam KackwaterBeach Paradise
The southern beach named as Light House Beach is very well-known among the tourists. The middle beach is known as Hawah and the northern most beach Samudra, is a laid back one as time seems to stand still here.

Castle Kovalam
It is a well-liked tourist destination and the palace has now been turned into a hotel. The hotel houses beautifully decorated paintings of Lord Krishna and his cow herds.

The Fishing Village of Vizhinjam
In the village Vizhinjam, a mosque can be seen in the north and a catholic church in the south. Both of them add to the beauty of this place.

Cave Temple
The Cave Temple with rock cut sculptures is also a worth-seeing place in Vizhinjam.

Located 16 kms from Kovalam, this place is popular as an enchanting dam site.
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Climate and Best Time to Visit
September to March is the best time to visit Kovalam. In winter the average temperature of Kovalam is 30ºC whereas the summer temperature of Kovalam is 30 - 35ºC The monsoons in Kovalam start at the beginning of June lasting till the beginning of August.

Kovalam Air/Rail/Road Links
Airport : The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram () which is about 15kms from Kovalam.

Railway Station : Thampanur railway station in is an important rail head of the Southern Railway and is well linked to major towns as well as within the state which is just 15 kilometers from Kovalam.

Bus Station : Thiruvananthapuram the capital City of Kerala is easily accessible by road.

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