Kovalam,Kerala-The Paradise of South

Kovalam is one of the most visited tourist attractions in India. Kovalam is also called as Paradise of the South.  Kovalam Beach is typically the most sought after beach in India, with coconut trees bordered over the beach, where you can leisurely sit and relax or walk around the silvery white sands of the beach or much better, swim away in those crystal clear waters. There are many sports you can try on to tickle your adventure-borne bone at the beach like waterdiving, parasailing, windsurfing and many more.This beach is just 13km away from Trivandrum. There are many resorts near the Kovalam beach which offer delicious cuisines and great comfort.

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

There are 3 beaches in Kovalam; the Lighthouse beach, the Hawah beach, the Samudra Beach; among those, Lighthouse Beach is the largest one with a 35-metre-high light house at the hillock near the beach and also mostly visited place due to its surreal beauty in the nights as a result of lighthouse beams. Samudra Beach, is more of a serene place, with ample coconut trees and without the hullabaloo of the tourists, where you can enjoy the nature and the sight of sun setting into the clouds.

Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach

At evenings, you could hear the bonfire stories at these beaches and is a major picnic spot for foreigners from Israel and Europe.  It is near to the capital city of the state, so there won’t be any difficulty in transportation or getting resources.

Vellayani Lake is one of the freshwater lakes in Kerala, 7km away from Kovalam, from where boat service will be available. This is the lake where the world’s renowned Onam Festival’s boat races are conducted. The Durga Temple present near this lake is famous for its allowance of Non-Brahmin Priests to the temple.

Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake

Another temple located 12 km away from Kovalam is the famous Thiruvallam Parashurama Temple, known for its age-old existence and the antiquity of the shrine. It is the only temple dedicated to Lord Parashurama.

There are many resorts, holiday rentals and homestays at Kovalam offering comfort and coziness to the travelers at different prices. Of many, there is the famous luxurious hotel, Vivanta by  Taj,Kovalam. Among the resorts, the Swagath Holiday Resort is the place where budget and comfort exist together. Gokulam Homestay also comes in budget and is a 3-min. walk to the Lighthouse beach.

all hotels of Kovalam

Vivanta by Taj Kovalam

A very beautiful place, Kovalam is a perfect destination where you can holiday with your family.

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