Trailor made for a dream come true honeymoon and an annual family holiday is Kovalam which as one of the most famous, most crowded tourist destinations and most happening. This place is known for it’s an awesome beach and is Malayalam for “Grove of coconut tree” which is located in the Kerala state of India by the Arabian Sea. Kovalam is often called the “Paradise of the South” and is characterized by its endless rows of coconut trees. From the major attraction of this coastal resort three beaches of curve shaped, alienated by stony outcroppings. Especially the southernmost part of lighthouse beach which is backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered fertile the beaches, coconut palms.
An outstanding choice for you is Kovalam if you are planning for Kerala tour and looking for an incredible destination which offers friendly activities, several kids etc. One of the most hot tourist spots in India is Kovalam also an internationally acclaimed beach destination in Kerala. It offers plethora of leisure options to travelers which beside its majestic natural beauty. A best beginning point is Kovalam if you haven’t seen much of South India. Fascinate of Kovalam pretty place with its three crescent beaches. During the hippy epoch this was among the most popular traveler spots in India.
PLACES TO VISIT
One of the most happening and crowded is Lighthouse Beach which is most famous of Kovalam tourist places. In Kovalam, the main beach is Lighthouse Beach which is characterized by a lighthouse of a 35 meter tall. It is largest one and has 3 main beaches in this destination. Owing to it being more developed mostly frequented by the foreign tourists is Kovalam. During your tour to the lovely Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam remember to enjoy swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, sunbathing and of course long walks by the charming. Indeed a perfect place for relaxation and leisure is lighthouse beach.
A choice for those who prefer relaxation and serenity is Hawah Beach which is a little less crowded and surrounded by palm plantations and verdant coconut. One of the most popular tourist places in Kovalam is Hawah Beach. Especially it is stunning around dusk and dawn which is also known as the beach of Eve. Its matchless beauty although topless bathing is banned that’s why many people visit Hawah Beach. Translated the name of Hawah to “The Wind” and a pun on the topless European women which is used to roam on the beach is the Hawa Beach but now is banned here.
The most sparsely populated beach in Kovalam and mostly used by fishermen is Samundra Beach which is unlike the other two. Away from hustle and bustle this is mostly preferred by newlyweds who wish to spend time. One of the places to visit in Kovalam is Samudra Beach. Vivanta by Taj and Uday Samudra these are some of the premium which are located along its shoreline. One of the coolest places to visit in Kovalam is Samudra Beach. Best for people who like to meditate amidst the sounds of the sea and spend some quiet time is Samudra Beach.
The German Bakery
One of the best mid- priced eateries is the German Bakery in Kovalam which is located on the beach of lighthouse. One of the best places to spend the scorching evening with your friends is the German Bakery that is popular for its astonishing breakfast menu. Visit the German Bakery at Kovalam if you love to enjoy lip- smacking cuisines. Totally worth digging into are shakes and the Pancakes.
One of the major rivers in Trivandrum with two dams construct on it is Karmana River which begins near the Western Ghats. One of the best places to visit in Kovalam to experience the nature’s fruits which Kerala has been blessed with that is the Karmana River. One of the famous tourist places in Kovalam which offering relaxation and leisure with typical Kerala backwater backdrop that is Karmana River Bank. Mainly tourist visits the bank of river to enjoy boating.
A large freshwater body in Kerala is Vellayani Lake and high of rank in the list of popular places to visit in Kovalam city. A unique biome comprising a wide plethora of fauna and flora is Vellayani Lake which is located just 7 km from the city. The mystical charm of Vellayani Lake on a moonlit night which is crystal clear of lake, surrounding beauty is worth a visit and nearly transparent water is one of the most mesmerizing things here. Another wonderful picnic spot in Kovalam is the Vellayani Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Trivandrum.
This was built by Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koli Thampuran in 1932 which is also known as Napier Museum. During your family vacation in Kovalam this Castle is a palace turned into 5- star resort which is worth visiting. Few areas can still be visited by non- guests for a fee but although the castle is converted into a luxury hotel on this time. You can enjoy the world class amenities and also love to laze simply in the large green courtyard. Led to the increased popularity of the town and enchanted with the beauty which was the European guests of queen.
A big port locally meaning is Valiyathura Pier. An ideal place to take a relaxing walk and also spend some time here is Valiyathura Pier which is one of the most serene places to visit in Kovalam. Now, Valiyathura Pier is a popular spot for photography and angling and was used by fishermen but during the high tide. This is the picturesque site for tourists of your Kovalam trip.
This gravity dam is a famous picnic spot in Kovalam which is located along the base of the Western Ghats. If you visit the Neyyar Dam of eye- catching for your Kovalam holidays which shall be more unforgettable and interesting. During your trip to this lovely picnic spot you can spot Nilgiri Tahr, wild elephants, sloth bears, deer, Nilgiri langurs and gaur. The dam formed a pretty lake that is an ideal picnic spot in Kovalam due to its placement. The yoga capital of Kovalam is Nayyar Dam. Both the dam and lake are home to so many wild animals which are surrounded by thick forests.
Kovalam Art Gallery
A paradise is Sree Chithra Art Gallery and Kovalam Art Gallery for those who have an inclination towards paintings. At this gallery visitors can enjoy a paintings’ wide range of the famous painters of this state. This art gallery displays paintings and artifacts of Mughal Era, Rajput Era and related items from Japan, China and Tibet in addition to such painting of Valuable. Painting of significant and valuable of the gallery displays a popular painter of the Kerala community.
HOW TO REACH
By Road: This place is well linked by road with several destinations within Kerala. From many nearby cities such as Nagercoil, Bangalore, Chennai and Madurai where luxury tourist bus services to Trivandrum are available.
By Train: The Central Railway station of Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest railway station to Kovalam. Railway station is well linked by train with many important cities.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport which is located at a distance of about 15 km.