Tourism in Kovalam

Kovalam is a beautiful town in Kerala located by the Arabian Sea.This coastal town is known as the ‘Paradise of the South’. Owing to the mesmerizing sea and serene ambience, Kovalam witnesses huge influx of tourists round the year. Kovalam has a hippie vibe which makes it an internationally acclaimed beach destination especially among tourists from Israel and Europe.

Kovalam’s literal meaning is a grove of the coconut tree. Holding true to its meaning, the city offers endless view of the coconut trees. There are pristine beaches with shallow waters making it an ideal destination for surfing, wooden and motorboat riding. The bay of calm beach water is ideal for sea bathing. The rocky headlands further lends beauty to the place. During Kovalam tour, you can enjoy the luxuries resorts around the beach that offers Ayurvedic treatments, exotic massages, yoga classes, herbal bodytoning and much more.

For more information, you can check out our travel guide to Kovalamto plan a perfect holidays for yourself.

Best Time to Visit Kovalam

Kovalam in Winter (November to February) : Winters are an ideal time for a trip to Kovalam. The temperatures are relatively moderate and pleasant. The minimum temperature is up to 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum is 34 degrees Celsius.

Kovalam in Summer (March to May) : Summers are not a great time for Kovalam holidays. The temperature is hot and humid. However, if you want to plan a budget trip to Kovalam, then this can be an ideal time. It is less crowded and few tourists visit during this season, so the hotelsare cheap.

Kovalam in Monsoon (June to August) : Monsoon season makes Kovalam the best destination to visit in India. The monsoon gives life to the natural flora and fauna, making Kovalam very beautiful. The frequent showers and drop in temperatures make the trip to Kovalam enjoyable.

How to Reach Kovalam

By Flight : By flight, one can reach Kovalam via International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram. The airport is at a distance of 12 km. from Kovalam. From Chennai and Bangalore, the flight duration is around an hour. So based on connectivity, one can easily reach Kovalam by flight.

By Train : The nearest railways station to Kovalam is Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station. It is 15 km. away from the town. Trains from major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, etc. have good connectivity with Thiruvananthapuram.

By Road : You can reach Kovalam via bus from nearby cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, etc. If you plan a trip to Kovalam with family, travelling by bus is a great prospect. You may also use the hired bus for visiting the nearby sightseeing places. If you prefer an independent trip, you can always hire a car or a cab to reach Kovalam.

Best Place to Visit in Kovalam

  • Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach is the most popular among the other beachesof Kovalam. The lighthouse stands on a craggy platform thatis 30 meters high. You can enjoy the amazing sight of the beach by climbing up the stairs. Water activities like paragliding, surfing, etc. are also available at the beach.

  • Vellayani Lake

Vallayani Lake is a famous picnic spot and the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram. It is 18 km. far from Kovalam. You can enjoy boat riding, visit Durga temple or spend some leisure time at the lake. During Onamfestival, traditional boat race is organised here.

  • Halcyon Castle

Halcyon Castle was built in 1932. The magnificent architectural work and the lawn area are the major attractions. The Kerala government turned the castle into a hotel in the year, 1964.

  • Samudra Beach

Samudra Beach offers an incredible viewof seawater hitting the rocks and forming a sloppy pattern.You can enjoy wateractivities like motorboat ride, surfing ,etc. The view of sun hiding behind the blue seawater in the evening is majestic.

  • Hawa Beach

Surround by the palm groves, Hawa Beach is opposite to the Lighthouse Beach. You can indulge in many water sportsactivities like windsurfing, parasailing, boat sailing, etc. The beach looks extremely beautiful in the moonlight.

  • Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple is a cave temple built in the 18th century at Vizhinjam. The historical cave is located at the south of Kovalam near Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Veli Tourist Village

Veli Tourist Villageis known for the backwaters of the Arabian Sea. Speed boating, pedal boating and row boating is something that everyone enjoys here. Kids can have a great time here at the Children’s Park that offers many amusement rides. Floating Cafe is another popular attraction in Kovalam.

Experiences Not to Miss in Kovalam

  • Excursion to the town is a must on your Kovalam trip. Discover the lifestyles of the people and enjoy some local food.
  • Experience a night at the houseboat. The rural backdrop and green fields make the Kovalam holidays a memorable one.
  • Holidays in Kovalam is incomplete without water activities like parasailing, speed boating, windsurfing and many more.
  • During Kovalam trip, try breakfast at the German Bakery. The food at this place is incredibly delicious.
  • Ayurveda massage is one of the experiences not to miss in Kovalam.
  • Immerse yourself in the majestic realms of Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram. The location of the ashram adjacent to the picturesqueNeyyardam makes it an ideal place for practicing yoga and meditation.

We hope that this Kovalam tour guide helps you to plan your next trip to Kovalam. For more information, get in touch with Travel Bug India.

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