#1 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 1 Km from Kovalam Bus Stand, Samudra Beach is the main beach of Kovalam near Kuma Masjid.Renowned for its spectacular sun kissed beaches, Kovalam is one of the famous Kerala tourist places.
This beach offers spectacular sunset views, like all other beach of Kovalam. This is a safe and good place to swim. The hillocks near the Juma Masjid are full of coconut trees offering cool breeze to the visitors.
Compared to Light House Beach and Eve's Beach, this beach is less crowded and has less business activity. The See View Leela Cottages are located on a hillock on southern end of the beach. There are several resorts with private beaches to the north of this main beach.
#2 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 1.5 Kms from Kovalam Bus Stand, the Light House Beach is the largest of the three beaches of Kovalam. It is one of the top beaches in Kerala and among the most romantic places to visit on your Honeymoon in Kerala.
A 30 meter high light house is situated at the southern end of the beach, upon which the beach is named. Adjacent to Eve's Beach, this beach can be reached by foot from Eve's Beach.
Tourists are not allowed inside the Light House. Tourists can climb the hillock on which the light house is located, for a spectacular view of the Sunset. There are several resorts of all ranges located close to the beach for accommodation. The light house hillock is full of coconut trees.
This is the most active of all the beaches in Kovalam. Water sports like swimming, para cycling, para gliding are available at this beach.
#3 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 0.5 Kms from Kovalam Bus Stand, Eve's Beach, adjacent to Light House Beach is a charming white sand beach. It is one of the best beaches in Kovalam, among the popular tourist places in Kerala.
This beach is located between Kovalam Main Beach and Light House Beach. It was the first topless beach in India. Top free bathing is banned now except in private owned resorts. The sunset in its entire splendor can be viewed from this beach.
Beach | Backwaters
#4 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 18 km from Kovalam and 27 km from Trivandrum, Poovar is a small coastal town at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala. The village is encompassed by a beautiful beach on one side and the backwaters on the other.
Situated close to the Neyyar River estuary, Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. Poovar is a lovely island with long stretches of glowing sand, serene surroundings and refreshing gentle breeze. Poovar has been a trading center and port in ancient times where timber, sandalwood, ivory and spices were traded. According to legends the port Ophir where King Solomon's trading ships landed is said to be Poovar. Another legend describes this as the place as where Maharaja Marthanda Varma was given protection from his enemies by the powerful merchant, Moosa Marikkar.
Poovar is widely identified for its lovely beach which serves as a major attraction for tourists. Poovar Beach is .....
#5 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 15 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station & 4 kms from Kovalam, Vizhinjam is a small coastal town located near the Kovalam Beach.
Vizhinjam is famous for the 18th century rock-cut caves. This granite cave is a one-celled shrine with sculptures of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi (Lord Shiva).The outer wall of the cave depicts half complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi. Vizhinjam was earlier the capital of the Ay chieftains who ruled the southern parts of Kerala in the 8th century AD.
The Cave is very close to the Vizhinjam Bus Station. Vizhinjam also has a nice beach at a distance of around 1 Km from Bus Station.
Vizhinjam is connected by frequent buses from Trivandrum City.
Distance (From Kovalam Bus Station): 4 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kovalam Bus Station - Including Travel): 1 Hour
#6 of 6 Places to Visit in Kovalam
At a distance of 85 km from Kanyakumari, 385 km from Coimbatore, 204 km from Kochi, 400 km from Trichy, 266 km from Madurai, 770 km from Chennai, 622 km from Mangalore and 746 km from Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the state of Kerala and the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram district. It is also one of the popular Kerala places to visit. The city and the suburbs cover an area of about 250 sq. km, situated between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
Thiruvananthapuram means City of Lord Anantha in Sanskrit and Malayalam. The name derives from the deity of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple situated in the city. Trivandrum is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland.
The city once formed a part of the kingdom of Travancore, which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram. .....
Distance (From Kovalam Bus Station): 14 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kovalam Bus Station - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
Kovalam is visited by Indian and international tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kovalam is winter season from October to March. Better to avoid during monsoon season which starts from June to September. The tides are high and the shores are not safe for swimmers
Kovalam usually requires half day to 1 days to visit the most important attractions. However, there are several wonderful destinations to visit around Kovalam like Trivandrum, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kanyakumari which usually take additional one day for each place.
Budget of Kovalam trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Kovalam tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5800 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8400 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Kovalam like Samudra Beach, Light House Beach, Hawah Beach / Eve's Beach, Poovar, etc. Trivandrum which is around 18 km from Kovalam and can be visited along with Kovalam.
There are several activities for tourists like sun bathing, swimming, catamaran cruising, herbal body massage and cultural programs. Water sports like kayaking, surfing, fishing and water skiing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed in Kovalam. Kovalam is also famous for its Ayurvedic massages and many yoga resorts.