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Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, is just 16 km away from Kovalam and getting there is no hassle. Fast Tack Call Taxi Provides the best deal for booking cab hire service from Trivandrum to Kovalam
The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km
Popular Places in Kovalam:
1. Light House Beach
They can sweep away the view from light house in their camera and those stills
would be a great treasure to preserve. This beach is also one of the preferred
honeymoon destinations in Kerala. Honeymooners can have a leisure walk
through the beautiful beach and adventure lover couples can together indulge
2. Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium,Vizhinjam
"A small aquarium for marine life. You can see lots of colorful fishes, lobsters, star fish, turtles Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium on... Marine aquarium is interesting
as it has almost thirty types of fish there! Some are strange."
3. Hawa Beach:
Hawa beach or Eve's beach lies opposite to the Light house beach. Many tourists
claim it to be the most beautiful among the beaches in Kovalam, Hawa beach can
"be easily reached from Trivandrum city.Hawa beach, a sure destination of tourists visiting Kerala state. Shopping, eating
and dinning, romancing, enjoying the waves of Arabian sea etc. is the major
pleasure activity here and everyone will love to be here for a day minimum."
4. Kovalam Beach:
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services. The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and Monazite. The normal tourist season is from September to May. Ashoka beach is also the part of Kovalam beach.
5. Samudra Beach:
Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.Detour past Kovalam junction to land on Samudra Beach which is to the north of Ashoka Beach. One has the option to walk along the sea-wall too. The sight of the waves lashing on the rocks below is awesome. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach in tourism parlance.
6. Neyyar :
Neyyar damis a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, South India, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake. Tourists can hire a speed boat for Rs 250 per head to view the surrounding forests.
7. Vellayani Lake:
It is around 9 km away from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station at Thampanoor. It is at a distance of 7 km from Kovalam via Poonkulam junction. A road passes through this lake; a bund has been constructed for this purpose. This lake attracts a lot of tourists. Once in Kovalam, a visitor should not allow to miss the opportunity of seeing this wonder lake of freshwater. Its crystal-clear calm water, especially during moonlit nights, is a craze for the minds. The locals say a side of the lake is Kochu Kovalam, meaning tiny Kovalam.
There is a boat race in the lake during Onam which attracts a huge crowd. Country boat service is available from Kovalam beach to reach the lake.
8. Valiyathura Pier:
The Valiyathura Pier is a 214 meter long pier located at the ancient port of Valiyathura and is another serene and relaxing beach location near Kovalam. The pier was used by fishermen during the high tide and is now a famous spot for angling and photography.