16 Km from , Southwest India
Beach Area :
Trip Highlights :
Ideal time to visit :
September - March
Malayalam, English and Hindi
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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".
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
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.
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.
The Cave Temple with rock cut sculptures is also a worth-seeing place in
Located 16 kms from Kovalam, this place is popular as an enchanting dam
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
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
Bus Station :
Thiruvananthapuram the capital City of
Kerala is easily accessible by road.