Think of beaches, one of the first names that come to mind is of Kovalam Beach. With three curve shaped adjacent beaches, which have been alienated by stony outcroppings, Kovalam is the one of the best option for beach lovers. Kovalam tour presents its visitors with sights worth-capturing and experiences worth remembering. Brought into public light by the Maharaja of Travancore, Kovalam emerged into a popular tourist spot and attracts tourists from all over the world. Kovalam has been a popular tourist spot since 1930s, especially amongst Europeans.
Samudra, the northern beach presents good seclusion and relaxed atmosphere while the middle part hawah is an epicentre of activities with fishermen involved in their day to day activities. The Southern part of the beach is called the lighthouse offering a breathtaking view of the Vizhinjam mosque. The lighthouse is the most attractive part of the beach. Lush greenery of palm trees add on a refreshing touch to the beaches. Suitable for all kinds of occasions and visit purposes, the Kovalam beach has something to offer each and everyone.
The beaches are perfect for various kinds of water activities along with swimming and catamaran cruising. Sunbathing, herbal body massages are also quite popular on the beaches. Along with this, shopping at the beach is also quite popular. Various shops offering different kinds of products ranging from curios to Kashmiri and Tibetan products to moneychangers to beach-wares, present a lively atmosphere.
At a distance of approximately 16 km from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam also offers amazing opportunities of sightseeing in Trivandrum. In and around Kovalam there are various kinds of places which are worth visiting. Some of these are river rafting and boating at Karamana river which is 12 km away, Vellayani Lake which is located almost 7 km away from Kovalam and Valiyathura Pier which is around 10 km away. Edakallu, Kovalam art gallery, Thriuvallam Parashurama temple, Sivagiri monaster and 2000-year-old Janardhana temple at Varkala / Papanasham Beach are few other popular tourist spots.