Kovalam is a beach town situated at the sides of Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city in Kerala, India. Kovalam is famous for its magnificent beaches and serene beauty. It consists of the three main beaches out of which Hawa beach and Lighthouse beach are most popular among the tourists. Kovalam consists of the shoreline and sunset beaches with coconut trees.So here are places to visit in Kovalam.

Places To Visit In Kovalam


How To Reach Kovalam?

By Air: The nearest airport to Kovalam is Thiruvananthapuram airport which is just 10 km away from the town. A taxi will be the best option to take you to your destination which will cost around Rs 350.

By Rail: A well-laid network connects Thiruvananthapuram to major Indian cities including Bangalore, Chennai and other cities. You can take Trivandrum mail from Chennai or Kanyakumari express from Bangalore. From here you can hire a taxi or autos to reach Kovalam.

By Bus: You can take the bus from Bangalore, Chennai, and Mangalore which will drop you at Trivandrum. From here you can go Kovalam through bus or taxi.


Best Time To Visit Kovalam

Weather wise Kovalam is a year-round destination as it is situated near the sea. But, still, September to March is considered as the ideal time to visit Kovalam. The prices rise up sharply during Christmas and New year week.

Typical Costs 

  • ACCOMMODATIONS: The places here to stay compliment the local settings and optimize the experience of their stunning beauty. Leela Kempinski and Taj Green cove Resort are the two five-star hotels providing A class services. There are many other hotels which are available at cheaper rates.
  • FOOD: There are several restaurants offering a variety of food from eggs to idli in breakfast. Seafood is available easily and in reasonable price. Beer is served at some places.
  • ACTIVITIES: Here in Kovalam, you can try outdoor activities such as surfing which can be done as the waves are 5 to 6 feet above. You can get an ayurvedic massage and relax. Snorkeling is another interesting activity you can experience, where you can see the underwater marine life.




Places To Visit In Kovalam 

  1. Lighthouse beach
  2. Hawa beach
  3. Ashoka beach



Excursions Near Kovalam

  1. Trivandrum – 16 km 
  2. Varkala – 50 km
  3. Poovar beach- 17km

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