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Location of Kovalam Beach Kerala
Kovalam BeachKovalam 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 over years.

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.

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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 Castle Rock.

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 Trivandrum.
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 enlightening tour.



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