Coordinates: 8.366670 76.996696
Travel to Kovalam for an elating experience
Kovalam, meaning “groove of coconut trees”, is located just 16 Kms from Kerala and is blessed with four superb sandy bays. The place emerged as the magnificent and most visited beach resorts in the southern part of India in the year 1930. If you are looking for peace, then Kovalam is the answer to your thirst. This spot is famous for its tranquilizing environment and this takes the credit for the increasing tourism here. Huge rocks lay a separating boundary amongst those four sandy bays and this scene is a delight for the eyes.
Most popular beaches here are the Samudra beach, Hawa beach, Kovalam beach and last but not the least, is the lighthouse beach, which is a must visit. The place is known for Ayurvedic massages and resorts offering yoga to burst the stress and evaporate the tensions of your life.
Other treatment forms include meditation therapy, toning the body and using herbs to rejuvenate the body and relax the soul of tourists. Numerous cultural programs are organized for the complete entertainment of visitors, as well as to make them familiar with the amazing culture of the region. Shopping is another activity which you can indulge in to get gifts for your near and dear ones, which primarily include handicrafts and spices grown here. Kovalam beach is known for the statues made from rosewood and teak wood. You can take a walk on the beach and shop from shacks lined there, for great bargains.
If you are looking forward to indulge solely in beach activities, then this place should be avoided during the monsoon season, in the months of June to October. Due to heavy rains there are high tides, which make the shores unsafe for travelers.
One can easily reach Kovalam through air, train and road transportation as well. You can get down at the airport in Trivandrum, which is just sixteen kilometers away. The nearest railway station is located in Trivandrum and Kovalam is connected to Trivandrum and other important roads of Kerala via well-built and maintained network of roads.