13 kms, south of Trivandrum
What to see in Kovalam :
Best Time to Visit :
October to March, for ayurvedic
treatment - June to September
Kovalam is a wonderful beach strip that lies near the capital city of
Kerala, Trivandrum. Kovalam used to be a fishing village that has been
transformed into one of the acknowledged beach resort areas. The place is
about 16 kms from the capital city and comprises of a series of beaches,
three in number.
Introducing Kovalam Tourism
Kovalam India features a beautiful shoreline that is lined up with coconut and
palm trees. The presence of these trees, along the beaches is in itself an
attraction. The monotony of the beach is broken at many places by local
fishermen that have long been inhabiting the lands. The pleasant weather
accompanied by the natural shade makes the place one important destination
in the state of Kerala and beyond. The shoreline has rocks jutting out at a
number of places that provide for a picturesque of the sea and the beach.
The moonlit view of beach is a great catch for the tourists who reach here
for the fascination.
The most popular and the most beautiful part of Kovalam travel is the beach strip
that lies to the farther south. The southern part comprises of clear beach
land which is not crowded and features cool shades and gentle turf. The
beach activities include sun bathing, swimming, surfing and body massaging
There has been a great inflow of foreign tourist, especially from Europe.
The popularity of the beach in recent years has multiplied manifolds. One
reason for this is the inception of Ayurveda and Spa resorts in the region.
The accommodational facilities at Kovalam are also up to the mark. The
region is dotted with a number of hotels and restaurants that provide
facilities and services to the tourists. Compared to other beach resorts,
the ones at Kovalam are quite economical and that further complements the
fact. And to add to all the growing number of health and spa resorts has
opened new avenues for the region.
The sea food served in the restaurants here is exotic. To serve fresh food
the catch is often recovered from the sea that lies nearby. Prawns, lobster
and Kalamari are the best catches.
Nearby Kovalam Places To Visit:
The capital city, being in proximity, makes Kovalam one of the frequently
visited places in Kerala. Apart from daily commercial activities there are
many places of interest one can visit. Some of these places include Veli
Lagoon, Govt Art Museum or Napier Museum, Observatory, Science and
Technology Museum, Shanghumugham Beach.
Yoga and Meditation in Kovalam
Ancient Indian wisdom has given the practical science of Yoga which
provides mental peace, radiant health and spiritual fulfillment amidst
modern life intense stress. As Yoga and Meditation resorts in Kovalam are becoming Kerala's big
tourist attraction, so a crop of ayurvedic ashrams, clinics, resorts,
centres and spas have mushroomed all over the Kovalam town as well as Beach.
At Kovalam, almost all reputed hotels have their own Yoga and health
centres where you can learn the intricacies and dynamics of Yoga and
meditation taught by experts. Besides, there are several Yoga schools
offering yoga and meditation classes, in and around Kovalam beach.
Some of the popular Yoga and Meditation centres in Kovalam include
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Kovalam Ashok Beach Resort, Ayushya
Ayurvedic Centre, Franklin Ayurveda Centre, Hotel Samudra, Medicos and
Gopals Ayurvedic Beach Resort.
Places Where You Can Stay
Kovalam is provided with all the arrangements that suit almost any class of
the tourists. Located in the region are numerous resorts, premium hotels and
economical class. Some known accommodation providers as such include :
Somatheeram Beach Resort, Manaltheeram Beach
Resort, Poovar Island Resort. Coconut Beach Bay Resort.
Premium Hotels :
Surya Samudra, The Travancore Heritage,
Swagath Holiday Resort, Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa.
Economy Hotels :
Beach and Lake Resort, Palm Shore Hotel,
Hotel Sea Face, Hotel Uday Samudra.
How to Reach
The nearest railhead and airport to Kovalam is located at Trivandrum. The
airport features both national and international terminals and as such
provides accessibility to and from the cities of Indian sub continent and
many international countries. The place as such is connected to the cities
like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Bangalore, Cochin, Srilanka, Singapore,
Maldives and several gulf countries. One can also reach the place by taking
a bus or taxi from Trivandrum.
Kovalam 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