Kovalam Travel Guide

Perhaps the one of the top beach holiday places in India, Kovalam is a surprise setting for people who are looking for a quality time with their loved ones. Along with scenic beauty, the beach town has something or the other to keep people of every age busy. Expect, snorkelling, kayaking, boat excursions and coastal walks to keep things buzzing here.

An Insight into Kovalam Tourism

Spread over an area of 17 km long coastline, Kovalam is a set of three adjacent beaches, sharing shores with each other- Lighthouse, Hawah, and Samudra. All these beaches together form a crescent shape. The top attraction and the show stealers amongst the three beaches is the Lighthouse Beach. The beach side is a rich amalgamation of breezy air, rocky waves, swaying palm fringes and aquamarine water which best suitable for watersports activities.

Second and the most dramatic travel place is the Hawa alias Eve's beach. The limelight of the beach is the palm fringes that are covering the seashores. The calmness and tranquillity of this beach make it an ideal tourism place to get some moments of relaxation away from the humdrum of the city life. Samudra is the third major beach of Kovalam. Here everything is simply pristine and untouched as it is least explored. Beach activities in Kovalam include camping at the beach, sunbathing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Term 'Kovalam' is derived from the Malayalam language that means 'corpse of coconut grows.' The name is very apt for the town since it has an abundance of groves of coconut trees. Kovalam beach has been a favorite tourism place since 1930. It was Britons who founded this peaceful land to indulge in some quaint time. The beach was constructed by Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore as a private holiday destination. The beach rose to popularity in 1950's when people from major neighboring continents started coming here to indulge in leisure. Thiruvanthampuram, the capital city of Kerala, is just a stone throw from Kovalam.

A scenic trip to Kovalam from Thiruvanthampuram is a journey worth remembering.

Other than indulging in beach activities, there are several must see places in Kovalam. Ashoka Beach, Halcyon Castle, Rock Cut Cave Temple, Vellayani Lake, Neyyar Dam, Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Napier Art Museum & Gallery are prominent spots worth a see on a trip to Kovalam.

Unmatched luxury, stunning golden sand beaches and an amazing underwater world, makes it the obvious choice for tourists to come here for vacation. Life at Kovalam beach is very laid back. Soothing aura oozes in every nook and corner of the beaches. Relax, Rejuvenate and refresh after enjoying an amazing ayurvedic spa session on the bank of Kovalam beach. For those who are seeking a break from the rigorous metropolitan lifestyle, Kovalam beach is the place to be. The beach offers the perfect backdrop for yoga as well. Bestowed with everything picturesque and delightful, no doubt Kovalam is an important sighting place with golden sand and picturesque surrounding. Kovalam radiates golden hues that lure tourists in large number.

We at Tour My India offers a detailed travel guide for your Kovalam tour. Find all necessary travel information on travel issues such as the best time to visit, popular tourist attractions, where to stay, transport system and restaurants. This holiday guide offers every little information that can help in making your Poovar trip an unforgettable affair.

Top Things to Do & Places to See in Kovalam

Kovalam is an ideal place for a beach holiday. Amongst the best things to do here; indulging into watersports, leisure activities and witnessing sunrise and sunset views are of major importance. Apart from this shopping in Kovalam is also ideal. The major places to see in this beautiful town are the three adjacent beaches, namely, Hawa, Light House and Samudra.

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Best Hotels & Resorts for Holidaying in Kovalam

Kovalam being a popular holiday destination in Kerala is replete with accommodation options. The small beach town is dotted with a number of luxury resorts that flank the beachside. These hotels are ideal for family holidays and honeymoon tours. Those seeking some good time in the beautiful destination in the budget category can also find few good options. Homestays are also made available for those visitors who are seeking authentic feeling of Kerala.

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Top Things to Do & See on Your Trip to Kerala

Kerala offers a wide range of activities to allure visitors from far and near. The state indeed offers something for everything, and thus, is considered one of the best places for a holiday in India. Amongst the best things to do in Kerala are the backwater tours that let one explore the village life in the state, wildlife tours, beach outings, tea plantation tours, snorkelling, and shopping for handicrafts like coir products, wooden chests and Kathakali masks and wall hanging; spices and cashews. Apart from it witnessing one of the folk dances and martial art forms of Kerala like Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu and festivals and competitions like Onam, Thrissurpuram and Snake Boat Race are also important. Another thing to not give a miss in Kerala is trying their large course of meal on banana leaf, and the seafood.

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