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Kovalam - At a glance
Best Time to Travel :
October to February
Malayalam and English
Hindu, Muslim and Christian
Summer : (28o C to 37o C) & Winter (20o C to 34o C)
Indian cuisine and different country foods
How to Reach :-
By AirThe nearest airport to Kovalam is the Trivandrum International Airport which is located at a distance of about 15 kilometres, The airport is connected to all major airports in India and major cities around the world, like Singapore and Colombo. From the airport you can hire a taxi or board bus to reach Kovalam.
By RoadBuses are the most economical way to reach Kovalam. Kovalam is well-connected to Trivandrum and other nearby major cities by city bus services. Luxury tourist bus services are available from many nearby cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai and Nagercoil to reach Kovalam.
By RailThe nearest railway station to Kovalam is Trivandrum Central railway station which is located about 15 kilometres. The Trivandrum Central railway station is well linked to major cities in India. From the railway station, you board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Kovalam.
About thirty to forty years ago Kovalam, was known to be a tropical beach which was perfect for its traditional fishing communities. It offered its locals with fresh fruits and fish and surplus toddy. It was a hippy idyll locale which induced relaxation in the souls of its natives.
Places to visit in Kovalam
After so many years this place has transformed to be a centre of tourists attraction. It focuses on multi – million dollars of business. Besides it is well known to offer the foreign nationals the most refreshing and memorable Indian experience.
Achieving its status and getting prominently placed on the world map for tourism was not an easy task. Kovalam has been working since three to four decades to be a well – developed place. The beauty in this place is its Kovalam Beach. This beach has been pronounced to be the living Paradise of South.
Kovalam is a village and gets its name from coconut. The moment you touch your feet to the lands of Kovalam, your sight will see endless coconut groves. Kovalam beach is a beautifully crescent shaped beach which is segregated in 3 parts.
To the southern most part of the beach, is its popular beach light house. Once you are there you would get an astounding view of Vizhinjam mosque. If you are looking out for a laidback experience you can visit the beach’s northern most part. Time is said to fly sluggishly in this part of the beach. But if you wish to absorb the rush, visit the middle of the beach in early day. You would catch all the fishermen speeding up to set out for the sea to get their catch.
Blessed with topography of high rock peninsula, calm blue waters of its bay, this beach will mysteriously creep into your heart and hold its place forever. Take a stroll at the moonlit nights and you will capture an aquarelle for your memoirs.
Its favorable climate and cerulean sea makes Kovalam most favorite spot for swimming all year round. You can chase your children running across its clean white sands. Its clean, shallow saline water would tempt you to take a dip with your partner.
To make your trip even more memorable, you can gain access to excellent accommodation to take the pleasure of nature’s serenity and beauty. Restaurants provide Indian as well as Western cuisine to treat your taste palate. You can enjoy your grilled seafood while watching the sea breeze hit the waves and the waves colliding into the white sand. You are even blessed with marvelous underwater views through snorkeling.