Kovalam Beach

Location – Thiruvanandpuram district, Kerala
Major tourist attractions – sunbathing, surfing and cruise rides
Languages – Malayalam, Hindi and English

The paradisiacal surroundings, the sand washed shoreline and virgin natural beauty are important features of the Kovalam beach. This beach was drawn into the attention by the Hippies in the early seventies. The coconut trees wrinkled along the beach makes it seem divine. The surroundings of the beach will rejuvenate body and will make stay relaxing. A luxurious rice boat ride provides opportunity to see glimpse of rural life of nearby villages. It is globally renowned beach with adjacent crescent beaches. This beach is mostly admire for its cleanness and has been favorite haunt for national as well as international tourists. It offers an exceptional diversity to suit all occasions and desires.

The beach offers excellent tourist infrastructure such as luxurious accommodations, marine activities and health resorts. A huge stony headland on the beach has formed a beautiful bay of calm waters and ideal for sea bathing. The place is blessed with pristine beauty and trip to it is really unforgettable experience. The beach complex includes shopping zones, convention facility center and many Ayurvedic massages centers. The place is also famous for sea foods and Kerala cuisines. Tourists can test here different fish curries with special Kerala test.

Major tourist attractions
Kovalam beach is worldwide famous for its crystal clear blue waters and miles of white sands. The place is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. It is also shopper’s paradise and shops dealing in jewelry, clothes as well as handicrafts are situated along the beachfront. The place is also renowned for herbal body toning massages and tourist from different part of world flock here for skin treatments.

Lighthouse beach has fringes of palm trees and stretches of sand. The tuned rhythm of waves and cool breeze of sea on this sandy beach, are enough to captivate anyone. The main attraction of the beach is Vizhinjam lighthouse built on a rocky promontory. This beach is a versatile and also perfect place for adventure lovers. Tourists can enjoy water sports like para gliding and para cycling.

Hawa beach is also known as Eve beach and is full of palm groves. Swimming is not secure here because currents are strong here. This beach is ideal for herbal massages and sunbathing. Tourists can enjoy ride of catamaran cruise here.

Samudra beach has retained its original charm in the changing time also. Tourists can see number of wooden fishing vessels here. The view of these wooden vessels on the horizon is really beautiful sight.

Things to do
Water sports are best way to enjoy and get thrilling experience here for adventure lovers. Trainers are also available to teach correct tactics of the sport. Tourists can enjoy different water sports like Kayaking, para sailing, surfing on the blue water and skiing. It is always good to take helps of trained guides for safety.

Cruise rides are good options to watch sunrise and sunset. These rides take tourists in deep sea to see beautiful sight of changing nature from the deck of the cruise. The place is perfect for sunbathing because of perfect temperature and tropical sun rays. International tourists flock here to cure skin diseases by sunbathing.

The place has tropical dry weather. Winters have moderate weather and temperature varies from 16 to 34 degrees. Summers are quite hot and temperature varies from 20 to 37 degrees. Monsoons are accompanied by abundant rain falls and thunderstorms.

Best time to visit
Tourists are suggested to avoid summer season to visit this place because of hot temperature and high humidity level. Monsoons are good for Ayurvedic treatments. Best time to visit this place is September to march because it is good to enjoy at beach, water sport activities and sightseeing.

How to reach
By road – the place is well connected by road with every part of the Kerala state. Tourists can take bus from all major cities of the state like Thiruvanandpuram, Kochi and many more.
By railway – Thiruvanadpuram is nearest railway station to reach the beach, at a distance of 15 kilometers. It is important railway station of south India and well connected by daily trains of the rest of the country.
By air – Thiruvanandpuram is nearest airport to reach the beach by flight, at a distance of 15 kilometers. It is international airport and offers daily flights to national and international cities.