About Kovalam City

Kovalam TourThe name Kovalam evokes the frenzied coconut groves, tourists soaking the tan on golden sand and relaxing with the conversations with the sea and solitude. The ultimate beach destination in Kerala, Kovalam is not a single beach but a necklace of three beach promontories spread over 17 km coastline. In fact, the beach had everything that invited tourists to soak the sun on this pristine beach. Later it became a success story inspiring many other regions in the country to promote their beaches. Mostly visited for its subdued setting, nowadays the trend of short term spa tours and long term Ayurveda tours on this healing beach has also enhanced the popularity of Kovalam City Tour.

Kovalam Tour Attractions

Kovalam ToursLighthouse Beach – The most popular beach in Kovalam, the rocky promontory of Lighthouse is always swarmed by tourists. This beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam lighthouse on a rock cape. Also, this beach is close to many hotels, book shops, food outlets and spa resorts, making it one of the prominent attractions of Kovalam city tour.

Hawah Beach – Also known as Eva beach, Hawah is the hippie beach retreat. In the times when Kovalam was a hidden beach paradise, tourists used to enjoy topless sun soaking, hence the name Hawah. But now, calm beach is now thriving with a lot of activities including fishing, snorkeling, etc.

Samudra Beach – Located in the south of Kovalam, Samudra beach is occupied by few resorts and local fishing villages. As far as tourism is concerned, this beach is not at par with the pristine nature Kovalam is known for.

Kovalam city tour

Kerala Village Fair – This festival celebrates the spirit of cultural side of earthy villages in Kerala. The traditional Nalukettu houses are decorated on the theme of typical Kerala Gramam. During the course of 10 days, the city comes alive with its vibrant side through cultural performances, folk dances, Kallaripayattu martial art form, music and festivities.

How to Reach Kovalam
  • By Air : Nearest air connectivity is through Trivandrum.

  • By Road : Trivandrum is just 16 km away from Kovalam. From Ernakulam it takes 235 km drive and Kanyakumari is just 90 km away from this enticing beach paradise.

  • By Railways: Nearest train connectivity is through Trivandrum.

Climate – The tropical paradise of Kovalam is best experienced during the pleasant months of October to March.

Excursions of Kovalam Tour

Kanyakumari – the southernmost tip of Indian mainland, Kanyakumari is the unique beach in the world where three seas meet. A dip in this unique beach is considered a sacred according to Hindu beliefs. On the visit to Kanyakumari, don’t forget to hop in the ferry destined offshore towards Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Poet’s statue in the testimony of gushing sea waves.

Padmanabhapuram Palace – Marking the capital of Travancore royals, Padmanabhapuram Palace complex is an epitome of refined artistry carved in granite. Located on the foothills of Veli range in Kanyakumari District, this palace was constructed as per traditional Kerala architecture and is one of the finest specimens of the region.

Ponmudi – Ponmudi provides a contrasting relief from the beaches of Kovalam. Termed as the Golden Peak in colloquial language, Ponmudi is an only welcoming hill station of the Western Ghats in Thiruvananthapuram. Located 61 km from the city center, this retreat is blessed with thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range.

Varkala – Contrary to Kovalam, Varkala is a silent and pristine beach known for its red coloured rock mineral cliffs. This is perfect retreat for those who want to relax on a breathtaking and uncrowded beach. The dramatic hues from ocean blue to glittering gold lined by red cliffs add on to the charm of this laid back destination and make it a must visit excursion of Kovalam city tour.

kovalam city tourTrivandrum – Undoubtedly, the richest city of Kerala and India, Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is a veritable paradise known for its prosperous culture, temples and life. This capital city of Kerala came to the fore in 2011 as a city of the richest temple, Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple. The temple is by far the wealthiest temple in the world. It is the result of the patron ship of Travancore rulers who kept aside the wealth in the form of gold as their genuine offering to the lord. After this valuation, this Divya Desam Temple has now become one of the most visited attractions of Trivandrum city.

Forts and Palaces of Trivandrum – The thirst for heritage during Kovalam city tour can be mapped with a visit to the gorgeous forts and palaces of Trivandrum. East Fort, Kodaiyar, Kuthiramallika, Kanakakunnu, Ananthavilasam, Sree Padamkottaram, Saraswathi Vilasam and Sundara Vilasam constitute the palace circuit of Kerala’s capital city.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary – The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the drainage basin of Neyyar River is a natural forest cover features diversity of flora and fauna. The attractions at Neyyar feature 39 specie of animals including tiger, elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sambhar, barking deer, nilgiri langur, nilgiri tahr and bonnet macaque. Crocodile farm in the wildlife sanctuary featuring 44 mugger crocodiles is also a popular reason why tourists visit this wonderful wilderness. Besides this, a gravity dam by the same name is also an added attraction offering tourists a chance to enjoy a picnic alongside its scenic lake.

Poowar – This coastal village on the southern tip of Trivandrum is famous for its treasured beauty resting in its pristine golden beach and island. Tourists can even stay in Poowar Island Resort to soak the rich natural bliss of the island.

Napier Museum Complex – A visit to Napier Museum Complex in Trivandrum introduces a tourist to the rich culture and architecture Kerala is known for. Based on natural air-conditioning system, this museum boasts a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts including ornaments, a temple chariot, bronze idols and ivory carvings. Sri Chitra Art Gallery is another reason to visit Napier as it features a rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, and other fascinating works from various schools of art.

Where to stay
  Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach
  Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel Hotel Marine Palace AyurBay Beach Resort
  Bakers Resort Coconut Bay Beach Resort Country Spa Ayurvedic Wellness Beach Resort
  Hill & Sea View Beach Resort Hotel Samudra Hotel Sea Face
  Hotel Seaweed Jeevan Beach Resort Kadaloram Beach Resort
  Karikkathi Beach House Kovalam Beach Retreat Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village Resort
  Neelakanta Beach Resort

Park International

Raja Hotel

  Royal Sea Blue

Sagara Beach Resort

Sandy Beach Resort

  Soma Palmshore

Surya Samudra Private Retreats

Swagath Holiday Resort

  Thapovan a Heritage Home

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