Kovalam lies on the Malabar Coast along the shoreline of Kerala. Kovalam means a 'Grove of Coconuts' and Kovalam Beach stands true to its name. The beach is fringed by coconut palms, which provides the entire scenario with a vibrant green look. Kovalam beach has earned the reputation of one of the most frequented beaches in India. Enjoy your vacations not just by indulging in beach activities but also lazing under the coconut trees.
Kovalam can be divided into three different beaches. The Lighthouse Beach is the southern most and the most popular of the three beaches. On the beach is the Vizhinzam Mosque. Hawah Beach is the middle beach and is the base for the local fisherman. Samudra Beach is the northern most beach. You may spot a few basic wooden fishing vessels.
Kovalam beach is a natural bay making it perfect venue for water sports like kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing. The coast is lined at places with coral reefs giving it a picturesque look. You may look around for curios, souvenirs and trinkets like handicrafts, jewelry and clothes from the shops on the waterfront. Give a relishing treat of seafood to your taste buds at the beachside restaurants of Kovalam.
Kovalam Beach is not only beach destination but also as a Yoga and Health Center. You may pamper your body with Ayurvedic and Therapeutic Massages with aromatic and herbal oil and lotions.
Kovalam Beach is connected with all the major cities of India by air, rail and land routes.
Getting there :
Nearest railway station : Thiruvananthapuram central,about 16 km
Nearest airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport,about 10 km.