Kovalam Beach one of the main attractions of God's own country, Kerala
Significance of Kovalam Beach
Kovalam is famous for the coconut trees, backwater, mountain, and the scenic sunset. Tourists come here from all over the world to refresh, refill themselves with energy, to relax and to feel paradise on earth. The memories of the special area may make them happy through out their life.
This was a small village before its potential as a great tourist spot was detected. The credits for making this place a landmark to the tourist spots of this world goes to Maharaja of Travancore in 1930s.Most often this beach is called as 'the most beautiful beach in India'. It offers various facilities like swimming, sun bath, Avurvedic massage parlors etc to its visitors. The main beach is divided into several small beaches, among them three are famous. They Eves beach,Hawa beach and Light House Beach.The Light House beach is situated towards the south. Vizhinum mosque is situated near to the Light House beach. The Eves beach is situated towards the north. Tourist used to sun bath at here. The Hawa Beach lies in between the both beaches and it offers visitors to go for fishing with the native fishermen.
Main Attractions of Kovalam Beach
Backwater and Water sports, Sun bath, Swimming, Avurvedic Massaging etc
Its that beauty of sun when sinking into water making turbulent red husk colour makes this place a heaven for tourists.
Avurvedic Massage Parlors in Kovalam Beach
Many massage parlors are there in Kovalam. They provide various types of massages according to requirements of customers. Separate massage facility is also available for ladies and children. Somme of them perform according to the old traditional ways of Avurvedic massages.
Other Attractions of Kovalam
1) Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple
This seven storied most historic temple is only 15km from Kovalam.
2) The Govt. Art Museum
This museum contains oldest gem collection and it was named Napier Museum after former Governor General John Napier.
3) Sree Chitra Art Gallery
This art gallery contains the pictures of Raja Ravi Verma, a great painter as well as a king of Kerala.
4) The Zoo
This zoo is situated nearby to the main road and contains various animals seen around Asia.
5) Shankumukam Beach
This beach is situated near by to the city, Trivandrum.
Shopping in Kovalam Beach
You can buy various handicraft item from Kovalam. The handicraft items include statues made out of teak, carpets, clothing etc. But beware of cheaters around there, they may charge much higher than the original rate. Better to shop items from big shops around the market and not from roadside vendors.
When to come to Kovalam Beach
Since it is a beach better not to come on monsoon seasons and better to come on summer seasons (March to May).
Location of Kovalam Beach
It is located very near to Trivandrum the capital city of Kerala, only 15kms. Kovalam can be reached within an hour from Trivandrum.
How to reach Kovalam Beach
By Air: Near by airport is Trivandrum International Airport.
By Rail: Only an hour ride from Trivandrum (Tampanoor) Railway Station.
By Road: Many bus services and other taxies are available in Trivandrum to Kovalam.
Where to stay at Kovalam
There are many hotels and resorts in the sea side. Many of them have online booking facility.
1) Samudra Kovalam http://www.samudrakovalam.com
2) Swagath Resort http://www.swagathresorts.com
3) Hotel Sea Face http://www.seaface.com
4) Kovalam Hotel Sea View Palace http://sites.google.com/site/hotelseaviewpalace/
Telephone Numbers related to Kovalam Beach
1) UK +44-2080999171
2) USA +1-347-4688595
3) DELHI +91-11-4652-4652