is an internationally renowned beach of Kerela, with three adjacent crescent
beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially
Europeans, since the 1930s. Just 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram
(Trivandrum) city, this beach is dotted with palm trees. Foreigners flock to
Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers, that have sprung up all over
the place. There are numerous bars and cafes lined up on the shore side and
you can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood or continental cuisine. Kovalam is
one place, you can not afford to miss due to its nostalgic spirit, culture
Kovalam have sensational sunsets, beautiful people, inexpensive food and
accommodation and pristine, natural surroundings. Sun bathing, Swimming,
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages,
Special Cultural Programmes, Catamaran cruising; there are plenty of
recreational activities to choose from. The Kovalam lighthouse beach is the
hot spot, where most visitors spend their time. A place of pure joy, where
you can simply sit back and have the magnificent view of the shore.
Dress code for Kovalam Beach
Nudity is strictly prohibited in Kovalam beach as any other parts of India.
Topless parade of ladies is also banned at Kovalam beach. To suit to the
local dress code Lunghi is available in several shops around Kovalam beach.
at Kovalam Beach
The shops of Kovalam beach offer an array of handicraft items made of wood,
seashell and so on. The statues made of teak wood and Rose wood is popular
at Kovalam beach. For an elaborate shopping rather than Kovalam beach,
Thiruvananthapuram is ideal.
Tourist facilities at Kovalam Beach
There are ample tourist facilities at Kovalam beach. Foreign money
exchanging facilities are available in all the major hotels and in some
authorized centres around Kovalam beach.
Beach Resorts at Kovalam
The Kovalam beach resorts are so romantic that honeymoon in Kovalam beach
resorts and wedding in Kovalam beach resorts are popular. For the tourists
the Kovalam beach resorts offer the best of facilities. The luxurious and
exotic Kovalam beach resorts are picture perfect for memorable holidays in
Reaching Kovalam Beach
- Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is 14
km away from Kovalam beach. Many International Airlines are operating
flights to and from Kovalam beach.
- Trivandrum Central Railway Station is the
nearest railway station from Kovalam beach. It links Kovalam beach to all
major parts of India.