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Kovalam

The town of Kovalam, which is in the heart of Kerala, is one of the family friendly beaches for its calm atmosphere. Travellers from all over the world and those seeking peace will find it to be the ideal place. In addition to a calm atmosphere, Kovalam provides a wide range of activities. You may enjoy the sea, the sun, and the local culture here.

Kovalam offers a famous beach and a charming vibe. The highlights of Kovalam Beach are its pristine blue waters and sandy coastlines. Beach enthusiasts can enjoy a delightful experience at the beach. Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach are the three sections that makeup Kovalam Beach. Every beach offers a serene setting for both leisure activities and relaxation.

One of the primary attractions of Kovalam Beach is the historic Vizhinjam lighthouse, which stands towering on the rocky headland. It’s particularly popular with photographers and offers a panoramic view of the beaches.

Beyond its beaches, Kovalam has a variety of additional attractions. The magnificent castle that was once a palace and is now a hotel, Halcyon Castle, showcases historical architecture. If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind, Samudra Beach Park offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea in a tranquil setting. Kovalam is well-known for its Ayurvedic medical services and health facilities. Traditional Ayurveda massages and therapies can help visitors rejuvenate their mind, bodies, and spirit.

Kovalam is a great place to witness Kerala’s rich cultural traditions. Moreover, to view the regional handicrafts and artwork, you can watch Kathakali, a traditional dance style.

It’s ideal to explore different foods in Kovalam. Traditional cuisine like fresh seafood, curries with coconut flavouring, and the must-try dishes for foodies include appam and fish curry. The cafes and restaurants provide beachside dining with breathtaking views of the ocean.

Kovalam: Tourist Attractions

Vellayani Lake, Lighthouse Beach, Chowara Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Shanghumukham Beach, Neyyar Dam, Aruvikkara Dam, Edakallu, Karamana River, Halcyon Castle, Kovalam Art Gallery, Valiyathura Pier, Veli Tourist Village, Artificial Coral Reef, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Napier Art Museum, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

 

Kovalam: How to Reach?

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Thiruvananthapuram Airport, approximately 15 Km away from the main city.

 

By Rail: Varkala-Sivagiri Railway Station is the closest railway station to Varkala, situated about 2 km away from the town.