Kovalam is situated 16 kms away from Trivandrum on the Malabar Coast. It is one of the alluring and enticing spots in south India for a seaside holiday. It has a attractive shoreline and excellent beaches having infinite coconut and palm trees. Visitors from all over the globe throng to this beautyful place. There are also three crescent shaped beaches here, the most popular being the southernmost known as the 'Lighthouse beach'. Ayervedic massages, spas, yoga centers all make this place a favourite tourists destination.
By Air : The nearest airport is Trivandrum(16 Kms)
By Road : Kovalam is connected by road with several tourist destinations within Kerala.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Trivandrum.
Boarding and lodging is available at different rates to cater to the needs of the tourists. Hotels are known for the western comfort and traditional Kerala hospitality.
Hotel Travancore Heritage
Hotel Singaar International
Hotel Taj Green Cove
Wilson Tourist Home
Hotel Blue Sea
Hotel Seaweed Seaside
It is situated in the heart of the city. This seven-storey temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu, which can be seen reclining on serpent 'Anantha'. This temple is one of the admirable group of 108 temples dedicated to Maha Vishnu. The temple is known for brilliant Dravidian style of architecture. Pillars, intricate carvings and mural paintings are also appealing.
It is a waterfront park, a perfect place for enjoyment. It has developed into a picnic spot and has gardens, beautiful sculptures, a floating bridge and a range of aqua sports facilities.
Museum located in Kuthiramalika, is a typical example of Travancore architecture. The palace was built by Maharaja swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma. In the palace to be seen are breathtaking paintings and invaluable collections of the royal family. This museum is known for the captivating wood carvings and brilliant architectural designs.
This beach is an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. The coastline is famous for the its high cliffs and mineral springs. The 2000 years old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here. This beach is also called as Papanasam where hindu worship ancestors.
Situated on the banks of Karamana river, Aruvikkara is 16 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. Waterfall nearby enhances the beauty of the place and making it an excellent picnic spot. A temple dedicated to Goddess Durga must also be seen.
Area 30 sq kms
Climate Tropical rainy
Languages Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil
Best Time to Visit September to May
Excursion Kanyakumari (87 Km), Ponmudi( 61Km), Padmanabhapuram Palace(54 Kms)
Shopping can be a pleasure in Kovalam. The shops offer a collection of handicraft items made of wood, seashell. Crafts made of Teak wood and Rose wood are also famous here.
Seafood is one of the dining attractions at Kovalam. fresh seafood items. Visitors must enjoy different seafoof dishes, especially the prawns and lobsters. Idlis, Dosas and other south indian dishes are also liked by the visitors.
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