Also called the paradise of the south, Kovalam is a tiny village in Kerala which lies in the southern part of India. It is around 17 km away from the Thiruvananthapuram. A star for its fascinating beaches, Kovalam is a must visit part of Kerala without which exploring Kerala is second to impossible. It has been aptly named Kovalam whose literal meaning is a grove of coconut trees and true to its etymology; Kovalam provides its visitors the everlasting sight of the groves. Kovalam has outstanding topography which makes its rounded beaches separated by the rocky outcroppings the prime attraction.
Swaying palms covering it, escalating cliffs in the backdrop forming a classy tropical combination and the magnificent beaches in its southern part make it the idyllic destination in God’s own country. Kovalam was a hidden paradise until the end of 1930s when it first fancied the eyes of a few European guests of the then Travancore. This erstwhile unknown ecstatic part of Kerala later rose to eminence after it became the hippie haven in the late Sixties and early seventies. Since then, there has been no stopping for this paradisiacal place.
Among the top Tourist Places in Kovalam, its beaches are the prime attractions. Starting from the Samudra Beach stretching till the Lighthouse beach in the southernmost part of Kovalam, the beaches are the most eminent part of this part of Kerala. The Lighthouse Beach is stretched along the Malabar coast divided into three beaches namely Lighthouse Beach Kovalam, The Hawah beach also called the Eves Beach and the Samudra Beach. The light house beach has a light house situated in the vicinity and is 30 meters in height; it is also the factual reason behind its naming.
The Kovalam beach is not limited to scenic beauty. Moreover, it also offers water adventure sports like swimming, para gliding, para cycling etc. It is a suitable site for the fantastical walks along the waves tapping melodiously on the sandy beach. Kovalam is not only confined to beaches and natural beauty, its beauty surpasses all expectations. Some other tourist attractions in Kovalam are Karamana River and Boating which also offers astounding views of the Backwaters and vegetation and is a pertinent place for canoeing, kayaking, houseboat cruises etc. Other not to be missed spots are Vellayani Lake which is seven km from Kovalam and looks unbelievably enchanting after dusk sets in, Valliyathura Pier (literal meaning Big port), Kovalam Art gallery, Vizhinjam Rock cut cave temple, Thiruvallam Parashurama Temple, Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) etc.
Kovalam is a commercialized beach; counted one among the top beaches of the world thus offers a plethora of accommodation options.
Hotels in Kovalam offer first class service for their clientele and high standard hospitability for the visitors. From Luxury Hotels, Budget Hotels, Medium Hotels to Ayurvedic hotels, Kovalam offers it all. The hotels provide the travelers with round the clock travel assistance, Multi-cuisine restaurants, first class housekeeping, sightseeing visits, well lit and spacious rooms offering scenic views of the azure sea outside, laundry service etc.
Kovalam’s radiance is truly unmatched and can hardly be put into petite adjectives but even that won’t be able to reach the extent of its true beauty. Don’t just read top rated travelogues and huff and puff at the tremendous landscape photographs on the glossy magazines but visit the haven yourself and be a part of nature’s true delight.
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