Kovalam Beach Kerala
Location of Kovalam Beach Kerala
Beach lies stretched out on the Malabar Coast, along the shoreline of a
small town called Kovalam. The beach is situated in the southern state of
India, Kerala, some 13 kms south of the capital city, Trivandrum. Kovalam
beach is spread out in strings and is located to the extreme south of the
state and the sub continent.
Kerala Kovalam Beach Overview
Kovalam Beach is one of the most sought-after destination in the state of
Kerala. Since its discovery the place has been counted as a popular hangout
zone for the domestic and foreign tourists in India. The beaches that lies
stretched out here are discontinuous and often in strings. These beached,
shaped like crescent are main hotspots in the town. The town as well as the
beach has derived its name from the Tamil word 'Kovalam' meaning coconut
groves. Truly, the whole area has resplendent coconut vegetation and the
ones lining up the beach are quite remarkable. The beach land also sees
numerous food joints and ayurveda centres that have been growing in number
The physiography has led to the division of the beach into three main
regions, the northern most beach, the middle beach ad the southern most or
lighthouse beach. The southern most beach is indeed the most beautiful
amongst the three.
Kovalam Beach Holiday Vacations
The three crescent shaped beaches at Kovalam are the best attraction in
themselves. The beaches provide for spectacular view of the seeming eternal
sea and sunsets. The beach strip is marked at many places with hard rocks,
promontory jutting out into the sea. The surf is quite and clear and the
beach land supports numerous eateries and ayurveda centres. The lighthouse
at the southern most beach is charming. The flashing of the lights at
regular intervals at night is a fascinating scene. Some popular activities
here include sun bathing, beach sports, swimming or an enticing beach walk.
The sunset views are romantic and filled with a unique essence. There are
quite many attractions in the region around but the best to offer is the
beach strip itself. On the exclusive tourto this place kill some taking Kovalam beach photos.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit the place is from the month of October to March. The
beach enjoys a very pleasant weather during this period. For ayurvedic
treatment it is recommended to visit the place during monsoon season that is
from June to September.
Where to Stay
There are a lot of luxury and budget accommodations available at Kovalam.
The luxury resorts near the beach include Le Meridien, Raja Hotel, Hotel
Samudra Kadaloram Beach Resort. The budget hotels established here include
Hotel Neptune, Hotel Sea Weed, Royal Retreat Cottages, Hotel Blue Sea and
How to Reach
The nearest airport to Kovalam is the one at Trivandrum. The airport is
about 16 kms from the Kovalam town. From town one can easily reach the
beach. The nearest railway head is also located in the capital city,
Trivandrum. The railway station is approximately 13 kms from Kovalam. Kerala
State Road Transport Corporation provide bus services to the region. By
roads the place is connected to Thrissur, Alleppey, Ernakulam, Kollam and
Kovalam Beach Tour Packages
Features : Kovalam is one of
the many destinations covered in the tour package Best of Kerala. There
are full three nights and two days stay at this famous place. The
sojourn also provides for trips to some famous hill stations, historic
places and backwaters of Kerala. The tour takes across the destinations
like Cochin, Periyar,Munnar, Kumarakom and more.
Features : Kerala Vacation
Package features a trip to the famous Kovalam beach, trip to the
southern most part of India, Kanyakumari, wildlife cruise at Periyar,
bird watching at Kumarakom and more. It has been customized to provide
leisure, especially to foreign tourists. The tour concludes with city
tour of popular Indian city Mumbai. The places expected during the tour
are Cochin, Kumarakom, Periyar, Kovalam and Mumbai.
Features : This tour covers
important tourist destinations of Kerala including beaches, hill
stations, plantations lands and backwaters. The package provides for a
complete beach holiday at the popular Kovalam beach. An adventurous tour
accompanied with much leisure. Places to be visited include Trivandrum,
Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Cochin, Alleppey and Kovalam.
Features : As the name of the
package suggests it offers an exploration of the tropical tourist
destinations in the state of Kerala. There is a beach trip meant for
Kovalam and Varkala. The tour begins from metropolitan city, Chennai and
concludes with a day vacation at Kovalam Beach. Places to be visited
include Madras, Mysore, Ooty, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Varkala and Kovalam.
Features : Against 15 days
the tourist gets almost three day and nights stay at the famous beach of
Kovalam. The tour traverses through the heart land of Kerala
encompassing destinations like Quilon, Alleppey, Cochin, Munnar,
Thekkady, Kumarakom and Kovalam. The tour also provides a trip to the
neighboring attraction of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu state. It is a very